Need a courier or cakes on the NSW Central Coast? Just call Adam!
A visit to our Tuggerah office led to the creation of Adam’s very own catering and delivery business.
Adam chooses Life without Barriers services and lives in supported accommodation in Jilliby on the NSW Central Coast and can best be described as a social, gentle giant. Adam has been looking for ways to stay active and engaged during COVID-19 and turned to his local team for support to help him with some day activities.
Keen to stay busy and active, Adam spoke to Life Without Barriers Team Leader, Terri-Ann, about helping around the house with some jobs. This turned out to be a stepping stone to bigger and better things for pro-active Adam! A visit to our Tuggerah office led to the creation of Adam’s own catering and delivery business (with a little assistance from Life Without Barriers staff). During his office visit, Operations Manager, Jean, required a delivery to be made to another group home on the Central Coast and Adam enthusiastically volunteered and completed the job, providing directions to staff along the way.
Following on from his first successful courier job, “Le Chef” Adam baked a batch of delicious banana muffins with vanilla icing which he delivered and individually served to the Tuggerah office team for morning tea. He also requested to be used as the office’s personal delivery service for anything that needs to be delivered to Life Without Barriers’ group homes in the area.
So, flyers were prepared spruiking Adam’s Courier & Cake Services! The flyers were distributed around the Tuggerah office and Adam’s services have been in demand ever since!
Adam recently catered for 25 managers at a Life Without Barriers meeting, preparing and delivering scones (with jam and cream), banana bread, carrot cake and fruit. He also collected and delivered lunch from a nearby caterer for the meeting.
With the support of Life Without Barriers staff, Adam’s new business is helping him to learn many new skills, such as taking orders over the phone, food preparation (including safety and hygiene) and navigation skills through job delivery.
Our Central Coast team now know exactly who to call if they need a sweet treat or something delivered to a local group home. Well done and keep up the good work Adam!
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