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Variety is the spice of life.

By Jennifer Lumsden, May 16 2019

Kim works at Marriott Industries (MI) in supported employment and was keen to be more independent and get out into the city more.
The NDIS gives Kim support to learn more skills so she can be more independent and have different social experiences.

As well as working, Kim attends two days at Roads to Independence, where the focus is on growing independence, learning life skills, decision-making and community participation.
Kim, as part of the ‘out and about’ group, takes to the city to explore and has been thrilled with growing confidence in public transport and experiencing new places with her peers.

Kim is also part of a cooking program at Fairway Aged Care Centre. This involves meal planning, budgeting, shopping, food preparation, nutrition and of course clean up. Kim relishes learning while preparing delicious food.

The added supports and experiences to Kim’s week enables her to build skills and confidence towards greater independence.
As Kim says, ‘I enjoy exploring the city as I was not able to do that before’.
The NDIS allows for mixing of support in new ways for people to reach their goals.

Allison, a disability support educator, reflects on Kim’s growing independence in cooking.

‘Kim is an absolute pleasure to work with, always with a smile and a positive attitude! Her social skills demonstrate her newfound confidence with others. Kim is capable in the kitchen with her can-do attitude and is often the first person to volunteer to assist others. Kim is a ray of sunshine.’

The world is opening for Kim.

Kim, cooking up a storm at Fairway.

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