I met up with one of Steven's old support workers yesterday. He was the guy who gave evidence in court and was Steven's main support during his time at the Unit. I know that we have a great mutual respect for each other. He told me a great story from the Unit that I'd never heard before.
One night, the staff set up a game of bingo. It was quite a performance and the person organising it went to great lengths to get everyone involved.
Steven was quite excited all day.
For the first five minutes, Steven was beside himself and kept yelling "Bingo" everytime one of his numbers were called out.
After about 10 minutes, his interest stared to wane and he got up and started to walk out of the door.
One of the staff called out: "Steven - come back. We haven't finished yet".
To which he replied: "Steven Neary can't play bingo. Steven Neary's not got a fish in his mouth".
Confusion all round........................