Belinda and David are not only siblings – they are housemates and best friends. They recently both recruited the own support staff with the support of House with No Steps (now Aruma).
Belinda and David are not only siblings – they are housemates and best friends. They were also both born with an intellectual disability.
Belinda is a bubbly young lady who works at the House with No Steps (now Aruma) medical packaging Business. She loves swimming and teaches toddlers with a disability how to swim. David is a typical Aussie bloke. He loves fishing, rugby and a good old fashioned BBQ.
The pair have been living independently since 2008 but were still supported heavily by their parents until June 2012.
We have supported them to each recruit their own support staff who matched their individual interests and personalities. They now share a home assistant and each have their own lifestyle assistant who supports them to form links and find roles within their local community.
“I am very happy having my own staff that assist me with things I want to achieve in my life,” says Belinda. “I’m pretty excited about the future and what it holds for me and my life. It’s pretty exciting at the moment. I think it’s fantastic to achieve my goals and dreams for this year and next year.”