Activ housemates get to share Christmas together

Cayle, Daniel, Lewin and Stass prepare for Christmas together as housemates at their Beechboro home.
Cayle, Daniel, Lewin and Stass prepare for Christmas together as housemates at their Beechboro home.

FOR Beechboro housemates Cayle, Daniel, Lewin and Stass, spending Christmas together had seemed almost impossible.

But the four men, who all live with an intellectual disability, are now living independently through support from Activ.

Activ chief executive Tony Vis said their home was unique in they were able to experience living together like any other friends but with Activ staff on hand to provide support as needed.

“It is unique, as it was established by them and their families, so their personality really shines through. Housemates were instrumental in choosing their supports and each staff member was specifically selected for their positive approach and attitude,” he said.

Moving out has not only changed the lives of those living there, but has also had an impact on their parents.

Daniel’s mother Dallas said she had seen a huge change in her son.

“He’s matured, is more independent and is settled most of the time – we’re so grateful Activ gave him this opportunity,” she said.

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