The project has a had a significant impact on the lives of the families and participants involved. It has given them the freedom to choose who they live with, to become involved and connected with their community, and develop independence and confidence, as well as a sense of belonging and value.
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Since Vlada moved, her confidence has really grown. Vlada is very helpful in the house, often completing administration tasks on her laptop. Vlada loves to complete the weekly menu, make reservations online for meals out and keep in contact with friends and family on her ipad. Vlada loves her 1:1 support and has become more active in her daily life.
Since Carolyn has moved, things have slowed down for her. She now only attends day support one day a week, and spends the rest of her time having individual supports. This has allowed Carolyn to enjoy the things she is most passionate about, such as theatre shows, morning melodies, going to the movies and pampering herself! Carolyn has the opportunity to express her colourful personality with funky haircuts/ colours and beautiful colourful clothes and accessories.
Erica moved into her own unit with her own bathroom and garden. The house Erica now lives in is actually built on the plot of her childhood home. She has strong connections to the house and often tells friends and visitors she grew up in the house with her family. Erica has increased her independent living skills, even making her own meals.
Since moving, Colin has taken an interest in lawn bowls and teaching new recruits on the intricacies of Jack High. He has been particularly instrumental in educating all residents on safety in the home, organising visits from the Police and Fire Departments.
Greg has settled into his new home and has been actively involved in his community, organising neighbourhood get-togethers and volunteering at the Lost Dogs Home.