Earlier this year, Feros Care introduced its inaugural work experience program in South Australia. The program is designed to build confidence, empower individuals with a disability to pursue employment opportunities, and set them up with the tools to thrive in their line of work.
In 2019, Sengo arrived in Australia as a refugee from Congo in East Africa. As he had a disability and spoke limited English, he experienced feelings of isolation and detachment. Despite these challenges, Sengo persevered and has not only become an engaged and respected member of the community, but has even started his own successful business!
Moving into residential aged care posed a significant lifestyle adjustment for 78-year-old James (Jim) Woodford. When he heard about the Healthy Me, Healthy Community (HMHC) program, Jim was keen to find out more information so he could establish how this free 15-week social wellbeing program could help him build connections within his local community.
Rebecca was diagnosed with autism at age four. Her supportive family not only understood but allowed Rebecca to be herself, along with her brother who also has autism.
But growing up with autism was not without its trials, particularly at school, where Rebecca attended mainstream classes until year four. She was then moved out of the classroom into the Learning Support Service within the school where she sometimes felt isolated from her classmates. During these years, art became her refuge, offering comfort and joy.
In 2011, while gearing up for an event, Grant sustained a spinal cord injury when he crashed riding at his local mountain bike park. He said that following the accident, Feros Care’s support through the NDIS was invaluable, working with him to establish his plan and tackle his new life as a paraplegic.
Charlie is a proud individual with autism and ADHD who identifies as nonbinary. Her story reflects her personal growth through self-awareness, the significance of reaching out for support, expressing her needs and aspirations, and turning her challenges into steppingstones.
Canberra was buzzing with excitement and a spirit of camaraderie early October, as players from all around gathered for the much-anticipated All Abilities Cup, a touch football competition that celebrates players of all abilities. This event spotlighted the sheer power of sport to build bridges, enhance skills, and foster relationships, all while shattering any perceived […]