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We talk with them during the AJuPID project.

 

Sami Korhonen,
self-advocate's view on legal guardianship

Hello

My name is
Sami Korhonen
I´m from Nastola
I´m going to share
my view
on legal guardiaship
I had a legal guardian
for 8 years
Because I couldn´t take care of my finances
Then I felt it necessary to have a legal guardian
Because he took care of my finances
But then my legal guardian changed many times
It was not in my view
a good thing
So I though if I could terminate the task of a guardian
It happened 2013
I started the process on February and in June the task of a guardian was terminated
All went well until 2014
But then once again
I couldn´t take care of my finances the right way
At this point
I was offered help by a group home near my home. I agreed to this.
Now I take care of my finances the right way with the support from the group home
I hope, that in the future I could take care of my finances independently
Thank you for letting me come and tell my view on legal guardianship