Formerly House with No Steps and The Tipping Foundation

Jess’ story

For her House with No Steps (now Aruma) disability services, Jess works with her mum to choose activities which she loves and is always on the look out for interesting new classes.

February 5, 2014

Video content description: YouTube video showing how Jess has used her self-managed package at Aruma to choose activities which she is passionate about.

Jess has a unique sense of style and is a talented artist. Jess uses her self-managed package to choose activities which she is passionate about.

Jess has a unique sense of style and is always accessorised with her own handmade jewellery. She is a creative spirit and loves art, sewing and photography.

When Jess left school she wasn’t sure if a traditional community participation program would best suit her creative interests. With the support of House with No Steps (now Aruma), Jess chose to move to a self-managed package.

A self-managed package enables Jess to choose activities she is most passionate about. We support Jess and Denise, Jess’s mum, by coordinating the financial side of the package and providing ongoing guidance, support and encouragement to both.

Jess’s confidence has really grown since starting her self-managed package and she is always on the look out for interesting new classes and activities. Jess is connecting with her indigenous roots and learning more about the Aboriginal culture. One of her goals for the future is to learn the art of traditional Aboriginal dot painting.