A person we support – let’s call her Dianne – is desperately lonely. Dianne lives with a range of disabilities and is excluded by many people in her locality.
Our workers have recently helped her to meet a young woman who has made a commitment to spend time with her. Dianne regularly visits this woman for meals and for coffees. She has met others in the household who also offer friendship and assistance with a range of things.
We have begun talking to Dianne and others in her support network about how we can develop a share-housing situation where she can share more of life with others.