The four young men at Hyde Steet each have their own apartment and enjoy catching up for a drink or watching the footy. On the weekend, Nick (pictured) and his neighbours might get the barbecue firing in their backyard. “We have barbecues in summer or autumn and picnic lunches. Alan and I might have a coffee together. I go out every day.” The guys have also got some old truck tyres and are planning on making a vegetable patch.
During the week Nick works as a Baker’s Assistant. “I knead the dough, make different breadsand set up. I do the garlic bread and the flour in the morning. I like the mix of people and everything,talking to people, having meat pies, learning things.”
Nick is also actively involved in the community and part of a group that formed the disability committee to provide advice about issues affecting them and other people with disabilities at Rise. Rise CEO, Justine Colyer says, “We welcome advice from the people we support as they have the skills, knowledge and lived experience to advise Rise on the policies, plans and services that directly impact them.”
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