Shane, Scott and Leigh get out in the local community

Shane, and Scott have been Nextt clients for a number of years, living together in one of our Supported Independent Living houses. Unfortunately, the funding they were receiving prior to NDIS was extremely limited. It was not enough to deliver any supports to their families and it was not matched to help them meet their individual needs and goals. Two years ago, Shane was in hospital with pneumonia and struggling with his health. He also had changes to his diet where he required vitamised food. Both Shane and Scott required one-to-one supports if they wanted to take part in any community activities. Nextt Support Coordinators Eddy and Barbara worked together with their families to ensure their NDIS plans were reviewed and to make sure they were receiving the right funding. As a result, additional funds were approved and allocated by the NDIS. With additional funding, they can now take part in community activities and get much more out of life. When Shane left hospital he could not walk for a few months, and it took a lot of work to normalise his life. He would retreat into himself and was not interested to engage with others. Over the last year, his quality of life has improved enormously. Both Shane and Scott now get extremely excited when they get the opportunity to engage with others. Pictured here are Shane, Scott, Leigh and their support workers at their recent days out at the Big Rocking Horse and the Toy Factory in the Adelaide Hills and at the St Kilda Adventure Playground. As you can see by the look on their faces – they had an absolute ball.