Neil’s story

Trish & Neil

Over the past ten years the dedicated team at Midwest Community Living has enabled Neil to live in his own home as part of the community, supporting him to be independent and encouraging him in developing skills and making choices and decisions around how he wishes to live his life. MWCLA has worked proactively with Neil and “Aunty Trish” in developing strategies to help him overcome the challenges he sometimes faces as a young man living with a disability.

Neil shares his home with another young man of similar age. Together they are assisted to undertake the responsibilities of living independently, sharing the housework, budgeting, shopping, paying bill and preparing meals. Neil is supported to work as volunteer at Foodbank twice a week and also attends the Community Kitchen where he enjoys learning new cooking skills in a social, interactive environment. Among various other activities Neil attends local footy during the season and made a trip to Perth last year to see his beloved Dockers.

“I value the great relationship Neil and I have with Midwest Community Living. We all work together as a team in supporting Neil to live the lifestyle he chooses”

- Trish Harvey (“Aunty Trish”)

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