From a young age Wayne Everett has wanted to do what everyone else around him was doing. So, it was no surprise to his mum, Karen, that her son was very keen to move into his own place.
Wayne now lives in semi-supported accommodation and it has been a great experience for him.
“He’s quite proud when people come to visit him in his house. He’s very happy and he loves saying he’s got his own place.”
Wayne had several seizures as a toddler that affected his speech and mobility. Today he uses a wheelchair to get around. While his disability makes everyday tasks harder for him, Wayne does not let this stop him from doing the things he enjoys.
Wayne loves visiting cafes, restaurants, watching movies, the footy and going to music concerts. His favourite band is the Rolling Stones and he’s been to three of their concerts.
He also loves being on the water. With good support, Wayne enjoys sailing each week.
Wayne’s support crew, VMCH disability support workers help him each week to sail with a group at Lilydale Lake.
At one of VMCH’s Community Centres, Wayne also learns useful independent living skills like cooking and self-advocacy. He also enjoys VMCH’s lifestyle programs that include music, art and craft and social outings.
Wayne’s next goal is looking for job opportunities. Karen says that he would love to find some work around his interests that include gardening and being outside.
Be part of VMCH’s crew
All of us need a good crew to help us achieve our goals.
VMCH is looking for passionate disability support workers who want to help our clients maintain choice and control over their lives.
VMCH’s disability support workers help individuals during transitional stages of their lives, as well as individuals ageing with a disability, to learn, explore, experience new things and achieve individual goals and dreams.
Opportunities exist in Melbourne and regional Victoria.