IDEAL Placements has had a busy start to the year with new participants joining our YLYC program. After the free two hour planning session, goals and aspirations are discussed and an action plan is developed to ensure the goal becomes reality.
2016 is proving to be a big year for Patrick! In January, he gained his library card, and in February he commenced weekly visits to the Gordon White Library. A big thank you to AJ who has made this possible for Patrick! IDEAL Placements has worked closely with Patrick and his family to ensure Patrick’s goals and aspirations are being achieved.
Lester joined our Your Life Your Choice Program in 2014. Lester wanted to reconnect with his cultural background and commenced attending the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Men’s Group with support worker AJ. This group runs every Wednesday by the ATSI Community Health Service. Please contact Pat on 49510847, if you are interested in joining the ATSI Men’s Group.
This month we will focus on one of our participants – Frank. Frank joined our YLYC program in May and one of his goals was to gain employment. IDEAL Placements assisted Frank through the entire process of gaining employment at PCYC. With the support and assistance of his support worker Richard, Frank works every Thursday washing and cleaning the buses at PCYC. As you can see by the photos, Frank takes pride in his new job.
Patrick joined our program in July and one of his main goals was to leave his family home and go on an excursion. AJ, Patrick’s support worker, assisted Patrick work towards his goal by spending time on small excursions like going for a drive to the beach or feeding the ducks at the goose ponds. This month Patrick went to Eungella for the day. A great day was had by Patrick and AJ. As you can see by the photos, Patrick enjoys his excursions away from home.