LISA’S STORY

You will always find Lisa with a bright smile and consideration to take the time to ask how you are.

Lisa has lived at the Hutton St Home for around five years now. When she first moved in, she was completely dependent on her father and sisters to look after her, she lacked the confidence to participate in the community and she had never worked. 

The daily tasks like cooking, cleaning or just getting around that we sometimes take for granted have been all the more difficult for Lisa. Like any person we work with, Finding Yellow focused on individualising supports for Lisa. She set her own goals and aspirations, then we worked with her to help achieve them. We helped to increase her confidence, self esteem and awareness of her own abilities. We worked with her to build her independent living and life skills, such as cooking, cleaning and maintaining her own room and travelling to and from her work place safely and independently. 

Lisa has truly inspired us. 

Lisa has made huge strides towards her independence and both her family and Finding Yellow staff are rewarded daily by her achievements. 

Lisa now works 3 days each week in the Laundry at Endeavour Group and recently obtained her Certificate II in Laundry Operations. Congratulations Lisa!!! 

Lisa lives a healthy lifestyle through better food choices and regular exercise. She contributes to domestic duties, cooks for the household on a weekly basis with the support of a staff member and actively participates in the fortnightly house meetings and training. 

One of Lisa’s goals was to go out for a cup of her favourite “hot brew” independently. With training, support and encouragement, Lisa has now achieved this goal. Every Saturday morning, Lisa takes a taxi to one of the local cafes where she enjoys socialising with the friendly staff over a cup of coffee. Full of smiles, Lisa returned home stating “I love it, I finally get to do what I want to”.