Living an independent 'Good Life'

When we spoke to our clients about what a ‘Good Life’ means, their Home Life was an important aspect.

Living Independently is, for many of us, an important part of leading a ‘Good Life’.

Having the freedom to wake up whenever you wish in the comfort and safety of a place you call home, deciding when and what to eat, or what to do that day, are all aspects of living independently.

When we spoke to our clients about what a ‘Good Life’ means, their Home Life was an important aspect.

Our clients expressed a desire for more support to make everyday choices at home, as well as the space to grow their independence, making their own decisions about where to live and with whom, with the goal to create a great home life.

Some of our clients, like Anthony who lives with his wife Lindy, and Ray, already live independently in a home of their choosing and enjoy the freedom that brings.

“[Living independently] teaches you more about how to budget and look after yourself,” said Anthony.

“You learn how to live by yourself [and you] don’t have everyone telling you how to do things, you can do it the way you want to do it,” he said.

“I like leading a good life for myself…I like living independently as well,” Lindy agrees.

“I can go places, come and go as I please because I’m a very independent man,” said Ray.

“I like to be happy every day and to go and do things... I say to myself sometimes, oh such a good place here, it’s really fantastic and not far from shops and everything,” Ray said.

Justin, another of our clients, has the aspiration to live independently, needing the support to develop the skills to do so, including through supported decision making.

“I think it’s important to live independently one day. Then I can just do my own thing,” Justin said.

“I want to live in a big house [with] three bedrooms,” said Justin.

Supporting our clients to lead a ‘Good Life’

Supporting our clients to lead a ‘Good Life’

With your donation this tax time, we’ll co-design programs with our clients that support them to live a good life, including supported decision-making, food and nutrition workshops, financial literacy training, health coaching, community connectivity programs, exercise and movement, and more.

With the support of our donors, we aim to create and extend programs that support clients like Justin, Anthony, Lindy and Ray to build their skills in decision-making, so they feel confident and supported to pursue their own interests, live independently, and be part of the community.

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