A desire to live her own life was the motivation for Ellen to move out of her family home
Fiercely independent from a very young age, Ellen, was determined to be like her brothers and live her own life.
“Ellen is very confident and an active young woman,” shares her mum, Pauline.
“She regularly had breaks at Identitywa’s Children’s House from about the age of two which she absolutely loved and always asked when she was going back. She then transitioned to the Adult House for her short breaks before moving into her Identitywa shared house about three years ago.
“She is a very social person, so sharing a house really suits her,” says Pauline.
“The staff have been wonderful to Ellen, which is great as she is always ready to share her opinions!”
Ellen recently contributed to the house hosting an Australia’s Greatest Morning Tea fundraiser which was a great success.
When asked what she like best about living in the shared house, Ellen says, “I like being able to do what I want and being independent of my family.”
Identitywa is one of WA’s leading agencies supporting people with disability to live the life they choose. With a strong commitment to Person Centred Active Support, staff work in partnership with individuals to explore, plan and design support options to suit their individual needs.
For more information call 9474 3033.
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