Henare suffered a major stroke back in 2018, along with a serious secondary illness, and continues to experience significant health challenges as a result. In order to bounce back and address how this has changed his life, he sought assistance with the NDIS and was put in touch with us earlier this year.
Firstly, we went through his NDIS Plan together and followed through by engaging services in line with his goals. Henare’s goals are varied; including general household gardening, and assistance with grocery shopping, meal delivery and nutrition, however it was very important to Henare to avoid isolation during the pandemic. So, a Support Worker companion walks with Henare to the community gardens and also provides a social connection while these opportunities are quite limited. We also arranged other formal supports to boost his engagement with his local community. Formal medical care and equipment is a part of Henare’s routine in order to assist him reach his physical strength and wellness goals, and to support his mobility and independence.
Henare has discovered his Green Thumb while engaged with our NDIS team, and is proud to boast a brand new veggie patch to go with his newly-established meal plans and cooking skills.
We keep regular contact with Henare’s support networks and his Support Coordinator checks in with Henare regularly to make sure all is okay.
Henare is very appreciative, loves to chat once every couple of weeks to catch up. Henare’s Support Coordinator says “It is my pleasure to be able to help make Henare’s life just that little bit easier.”
*Henare’s story was edited and published with permission