Making his own decisions is what Bailey loves about his new independence
A passion for fixing bikes and computers, and making his own decisions are just some of the things that make 19-year-old Bailey really happy …along with eating pizza!
Bailey has recently moved out of his family home to one of Identitywa’s shared living houses, and he is loving it.
“It was a bit hard at the beginning because I missed my family, but that’s ok,” says Bailey. “It’s really good when we get together.”
Bailey says he really likes being independent and making his own choices.
“I go bike riding every day, work on rebuilding old computers and I just love fixing things. I can do what I like to do, when I want to do them.
“At the moment I am building a go cart from old bike parts. I also do some part-time work which helps me buy things from the hobby shop which is my favourite place to go,” says Bailey.
Bailey is planning to have a dedicated area to work on his projects.
Bailey and his family has been supported by Identitywa for over 11 years.
“Bailey is someone who is highly motivated to achieve a great result,” says Identitywa Team Leader, Kathy.
“He is very meticulous about what he is doing and he puts a huge amount of enthusiasm into everything he does.”
Watch Bailey’s story here
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.
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