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Your Stories

Our participants come from many different backgrounds, but they all have in common an NDIS journey.

We share some of the stories with you, to encourage you to set new goals and make new discoveries in your own lives.

Jeff Rides Again
Jeff and his wife Isabella share their joy in Jeff being able to ride a bike again thanks to the support of the NDIS and Vinnies' LAC.[...]
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Connecting through language and culture
Farah, Sahar, Agnes & Chafica talk about the value of being able to connect to people who share their language and culture through Vinnies' Community Access[...]
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John's Story
John, and his Aboriginal LAC Nat, talk about his NDIS journey and why its important to have choice in who supports[...]
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Zach's Story
Zach and his mum Jill share their NDIS story. Zach talks passionately about his culture and what it means to have an Aboriginal LAC support[...]
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Building confidence and connection
Daniel (not his real name), a fifty year old participant with vision impairment, gained his first plan in 2018 with the assistance of his LAC. During his first plan meeting, his love of music came to light, including his wealth of knowledge in pop music[...]
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Home and Away!
Bankstown Written by Lydia, LAC When I met Carol for her First Plan, her goal was to visit Palm Beach and meet the Home and Away actors. During plan implementation, I supported her to engage in services that would help her reach her goal, but she was put on a[...]
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Reconciliation Week in Charlestown
Charlestown On Friday, 31 May 2019 the Vinnies Local Area Coordinator team in Charlestown came together to listen, share and connect in recognition of reconciliation week. Our Aboriginal Local Area Coordinators Nathan Morgan, Marcus Weatherall and Sam Ruttley[...]
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Choice and control
Inverell Written by Toni, LAC Roslyn had been with her service provider for over three years. They provided her services, case management and made all the decisions for her. Lately, things were not going so well with her support workers and Roslyn made[...]
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A new lease on life
Charlestown Written by Paula, LAC Matthew is a 39 year old man with a diagnosis of Parkinson disease. I met Matthew as my participant two years ago when the primary utilisation of his plan was around psychology support. Matthew presented as depressed and[...]
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Breaking down barriers
Newcastle Noah (not his real name) is a Stroke survivor. He suffered lengthy bouts of depression, meaning funding from his last NDIS Plan was under-utilised. When it was time for review, Noah voiced a strong desire to be a part of his community and to have[...]
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