Moving into supported accommodation has been a healthy change for one Challenge Community Services client, who is finding his feet, and friendship, through fitness.
Glen moved to his new home where he is living in supported accommodation run by Challenge Disability Services and funded with his NDIS budget.
While he works with a few of our support workers, Glen shares a particular bond with Braydan Chong: a love for the gym.
“It’s good to have a mutual interest in exercise that we can bond over,” Braydan said.
The pair can often be found exercising, meal planning, shopping for healthy food, or learning a new recipe.
“My favourite thing to do is going to the gym to exercise," Glen said.
"I like doing sit-ups and shoulder presses the most.”
Each week, Braydan helps Glen to make a clean-eating meal plan so he can learn to budget and eat properly.
“Glen now has a shopping list to remind him of his plan and budget rather than just grabbing what he wants,” Braydan said.
There are online resources you can use to make decisions about your living arrangements and your NDIS Plan can include supported independent living funding like Glen has used for his new accommodation.
According to Glen, living in supported accommodation allows him to pursue his interests and career goals.
Job hunting and life skills are Glen and Braydan’s current focus.
Glen is also able to use his NDIS budget to pay for Braydan to accompany him on holidays, supporting him to travel independently wherever he wishes to go.
To help you make decisions about your future after school, Challenge has gathered a selection of useful websites in their new ebook, Resources to Help.
Ability Therapy Specialists is an NDIS registered provider of behaviour support, counselling therapies.
"Our primary role is helping individuals to work with personal goals, achieve their dreams, and move forward with new levels of independent living skills," director, senior clinical specialist counsellor and psychotherapist Joseph Randolph Bowers said.
Our primary role is helping individuals to work with personal goalsAbility Therapy Specialists director Joseph Randolph Bowers