Peter used to work as an upholsterer and sometimes during visits to op-shops he collects upholstering materials. He is living at a Supported Residential Service (SRS) and when they discovered his skill as an upholsterer, they asked him to re-upholster their couches with the materials he had collected.
Getting a life when you have a disability is probably one of the hardest things to do. I spend many days dreaming of tomorrow and my future with little relief or change. Yesterday I had the fulfilment of a dream which had been repeated many times. Thank you EACH for supporting me and making my dream a reality.
Mum took immense pride in her intellectual capabilities, so in 2010 when she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s it was a cruel blow to both her and the family. The support from EACH has made a huge difference to Dad. He has gone from being a husband to a carer who now cooks, cleans, does the laundry, pays the bills, and assists Mum with other personal needs. This is overwhelming for Dad but the thought of doing it without the support from EACH is unbearable.