What happens, when you combine your NDIS goals with an invested and dedicated OnSide Support Coordinator? You make art.
“I do believe we are all much more alike than we are different,”
Geoffrey’s story is one of creativity and compassion – see how writing poetry has become an important part of sharing his experience of schizophrenia.
“Without OnSide…we would not have known where to start…”
Paula is a dedicated mother with two sons that are OnSide customers. Both her children have ASD and Paula knew that her sons had not been getting the most out of their NDIS plans. “I initially engaged OnSide to access appropriate services including an OT for my middle son, a support worker to help with my three children and house cleaning assistance,” Paula tells us.
“I want to feel freedom…”
Bob has lived in SRS (Supported Residential Services) for more than 17 years, receiving full support. He was recently offered a place in aged care accommodation and public housing at the same time.
“There are two favourite things in my life. One is OnSide and one is my sister.”
Tracey has Downs Syndrome and until last year was active and outgoing, planning trips to Tasmania and taking spontaneous weekends away to Albury, Bendigo and Warrnambool with her sister Aileen who is her carer.
“The funding has made a big impact and made my dreams become a reality…”
Lynda engaged OnSide to help navigate her NDIS plan. ‘This is not something I had previously done,’ Lynda explains. ‘My last provider didn’t show me my plan or explain how to utilise funding to support my disability needs. Having support to understand everything and use the providers I need has been invaluable.’
“OnSide helps to guide me.”
Paul is lucky to be alive. As a super fit, 34 year professional, Paul showed none of the warning signs of someone likely to suffer a traumatic brain injury. In an instant, his whole world changed when he suffered a major stroke. Paul was in a coma for two weeks and endured four brain surgeries. Against all odds, he managed to wake up from his coma, only to find that the fight had just begun.