Our community Support Workers and the team at Simply Helping Central and Northern Melbourne, are committed and passionate about supporting NDIS participants achieve their goals.
A recent example of this was a wonderful moment achieved by NDIS participant Silvia, who was able to attend ‘Mary Poppins the Musical’ with her Support Worker Lauretta. We are so proud on behalf of Silvia, to share her achievement given this is a goal that Silvia has explained to be ‘not just an everyday need but something that is beyond simply going out into the community”.
In the lead up to the event, Silvia who is living with a psychosocial disability and can experience anxiety with getting out into the community, was able to independently book her own tickets and coordinate attending the event with her Support Worker Lauretta. This was a significant achievement for Silvia given the unfamiliar territory she was able to successfully navigate, whilst demonstrating choice and control.
After booking the tickets, coordinating the event and support, the time arrived to attend. Silvia and her Support Worker Lauretta enjoyed the process of getting dressed up and looked amazing. Lauretta’s authentic and caring nature as a Support Worker ensured that Silvia felt reassured and in control throughout the whole journey of being transported to the theatre then participating with a large crowd of people to enjoy the musical.
As Silvia stated, “my Support Worker communicated with me throughout the whole day asking questions about how I was coping and giving me lots of options so that I felt more secure”. The musical was a wonderful event which Silvia thoroughly enjoyed. Silvia explains that “one of the most important things is feeling like I can participate in day-to-day activities. Having achieved this gives me the confidence to look beyond and try bigger and better things. With the right support anything can be achieved”.
Silvia’s next goal is to attend the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.
Simply Helping Central and Northern Melbourne would like to congratulate Silvia on her wonderful achievement and thank Lauretta for supporting Silvia to achieve her NDIS goal. Visit our website simplyhelping.com.au to learn more on how we can assist you and your loved one.