These stories give insight into how are services can be used to positively impact the lives of our clients.
JW, Male, 29 years old, Non-verbal autistic
Since I joined the company I have been doing more activities in the community than with my previous agency, which has helped me gain more confident in public settings, I am now able to select and pay for food when I am out with support staff in shops. Some of the activities include art, swimming, keep fit sessions and music lessons as a result I am a lot calmer and can participate in group activities and go out in public with less incidents occurring than before.
SH, Female, 29 years old, Mild mental health issues
I recently joined the organisation and dealt with depression and disability in the past, I received my assessment from the organisation and they believe that despite the issues I can still become a valuable and contributing member of society through paid employment. Therefore they are supporting me through a volunteer position where some of my responsibilities include filing, budgeting, however the best part is that it is helping me overcome my shyness and is enabling me to communicate better with people.
NB, Male, 41 years old, Cerebral Palsy
I enjoy participating in many activities and volunteering in my local community, since my father passed away recently I have felt more passionate about contributing more and I do not want my perceived disabilities to disable me from the things that I feel passionate about. CTRC spent a lot of time trying to match my skills with a support worker who would understand them so that we can push each other to be productive and enjoy the activities we do together. My staff are trained by a physiotherapist which means they can help me with my exercises in the pool, they enable me to access my activities and help me with my volunteering by using their skills to encourage communication when I have difficulty in speaking.