Ian is always keen to get out and about in his community
Living in one of Identitywa’s shared homes offers many benefits including a high level of independence for the individuals who live there.
Identitywa is one of WA’s largest organisations supporting people with disability and their families. In addition to one adult and two children’s homes where individuals can take a break, the agency owns 36 shared homes throughout Perth.
Ian and his brother Clive share an Identitywa home with three others in the northern suburbs of Perth.
A highlight for them in their week is a visit from their brother Richard and also the chance to go on various outings, together, and independently, assisted by their support workers.
A recent visit to Rotary Park in Wanneroo provided a really interesting morning for Ian.
Whilst enjoying the bush environment he also got the chance to explore the Rotary Heritage Wall at the park. Ian is not able to hear or see clearly but he was able to feel the interpretive plaques which feature the themes of The Indigenous Australians, Early Settlers, Multiculturalism, Transport, Education, Coastline and the Wanneroo Agricultural Show.
His support worker, Guy, accompanies Ian on his regular outings and uses the technique of Tactile Finger Spelling to communicate with him. An enjoyable morning was had by both of them!
To find out more about Identitywa support services, please call 9474 3303 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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