Andrew* had been released for 1 month and was residing in supported accommodation in Sydney.
Andrew had the opportunity of a job in a warehouse but needed to obtain his forklift license and Work Cover certificate. Following the lodgement of a referral from his support worker the Association was able to assist Andrew with 50% of the costs, Andrew paid the other 50%.
Three months on Andrew has been able to maintain his employment. He was able to move out of the supported accommodation and into his own flat. While he still receives drop in support from the supported accommodation provider he lives largely independently in the community.
*Names have been changed to protect the client’s identity