Making disability services work for Jade

Jade now chooses his own disability support staff who are matched to his individual personality and interests.

February 11, 2014
Video content description: YouTube video of Jade and his mum, sharing their story about their experiences with Aruma’s services.
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Jade is a very social young man with a great sense of humour.

Jade lives in a House with No Steps (now Aruma) group accommodation and loves nothing more than spending a Friday night down at the pub with his mates.

As part of his disability services package, Jade is now able to choose his support staff matched to his individual personality and interests. It was important to Jade to be able to choose staff who would support him to reach his goals and dreams.

Jade now has four support staff and is able to choose who he would like to support him depending on the activity he wishes to do that particular day. A self-managed package has opened many doors and possibilities for Jade’s future.

Jade recently began a work experience position delivering memos to local shops and hopes to find a job in the future.