Ken lives in Supported Independent Living at Sylvanvale. At the start of the year, he had two big goals. Ken really wanted to get work experience because, “I wanted to fill in my time” and he wanted to go to the Gold Coast “because I like travelling and wanted to go to Sea World, Movie World and Australia Zoo.”
Ken now works there each Friday, labelling and packing, including putting stickers on pasta boxes and putting headphones into bags. He is very happy with his job, “My job makes me proud, because I’m helping the community.” He has also made friends, and has a good friend called Jake.
What’s more, all the people who live with Ken now work there on a Friday too.
Ken’s other big achievement this year has been his trip to the Gold Coast. According to support worker Warren, “Ken had been wanting to go to the Gold Coast for a couple of years – it was his dream.”
Ken put a lot of effort “researching on the internet about what to do on the Gold Coast.” Working alongside Ken was Service Leader Russell and his team, who spent hours planning every aspect and possibility in detail, to ensure it was a resounding success.
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