26 October 2022

Cassie is a keen cyclist and loves exploring her new community on her pushbike.

Cassie in a red jumper playing the guitar.

Everyone has their own unique story to tell, today, meet Cassie. Cassie once lived in a respite care facility, but she always had a goal to live independently in a safe and supportive environment.  

The goal was achieved when Cassie moved into a home in Emu Plains, in March 2022. At her new home, Cassie has the support of Life Without Barriers with our Supported Independent Living option.

To realise the goal of living independently, Cassie's Life Without Barriers support team worked with her to establish a new routine with a team of allied health professionals.

“Within a few weeks, we’ve seen quite a positive change in Cassie, both physically and mentally,” says Yatta Quetee, who is one of Cassie’s main support workers.  

Cassie also secured a job with Thorndale Foundation, who empower people with a disability to engage in meaningful employment. Cassie works three days a week as a production coordinator, and has made some new friends at her workplace.  

Cassie standing near a lake with three geese.

“Cassie is a really special person and we’ve developed a strong bond over the last six months,” says Yatta.

“We spend a lot of time together, often talking about the weather, which is another one of Cassie’s passions.

"I never need to check my phone for the weather forecast, because Cassie always knows!” Laughs Yatta.

“I watch the clouds to see when the rain is coming, and when the cold front is coming through,” said Cassie.

“Cassie is in a great routine now and this allows her to enjoy her independence and live her best life.” Shared Yatta.

Since moving to a more independent way of life, Cassie is so much happier.

A person's story is precious. We take storytelling seriously. Sometimes, people are able to tell their own story, and we love that. We always make sure they give us their ok, and we will always honour the trust placed in us to bring their story forward.

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