Stories

Deb finds fun in fundraising

In the five years that Deb has been volunteering at the Point Clare shopping village, she’s seen a lot of changes. “The op shop has improved 100%, it looks fantastic and has a very welcoming atmosphere. And I’ve been blown away by the move toward upcycling and how...

Kylie finds a new order

Having been a supported employee for several years at packaging hub Pacific CoPack, Kylie has worked across most of the production areas. With a tendency to continually handle the products, there have been some limits to the kinds of tasks she was able to take on. But...

Peter makes sparks fly

Peter has been a supported employee at Fairhaven for almost 20 years. With his positive attitude and exceptional attention to detail, he now leads a small upcycling team that produces a range of stylish hand made furniture pieces from reclaimed materials. Over the...

Heather’s new groove

Heather began learning to play the ukulele with self-described “musically curious” support worker Gareth. Right from the start, Heather displayed a great sense of rhythm (and style!), but had trouble strumming with her fingers or holding a pick. A keen artist, she had...

Taking time with Adam

It’s the simple things which happen in our everyday lives that are the most important of all. Having missed out on mastering some of the basic skills during his school years, support worker Leanne is helping Adam learn with reading and writing as well as telling the...