I worked for the Eskleigh Foundation for over two and a half years at the large home in Perth Tasmania and loved being a part of a dynamic team that strived to support the residents in having a fulfilling and productive life.
I had the pleasure of supporting the Eskleigh Home residents in having opportunities to participate in community programs and undertaking recreational activities and I was proud to be a part of the Eskleigh Foundation.
Eskleigh is a nice place. I make good crafts and paintings there. I like my home at Longford and we have nice meals. We make good things at the men’s shed and have fun there.
It’s a great place to live and I love going around the beautiful grounds in my wheelchair. Another thing I like about Eskleigh is the community Shed which is situated at the back of Eskleigh where I am free to make whatever I want.
I have always wanted to be a mechanic and get married and have a family – I never wanted to end up living in a residential facility. But since moving to Eskleigh Home the Leisure and Lifestyle team have given me support to join “Mad wheels” where I work on restoring old cars and I will be attending a social club with New Horizons in the New Year to make new friends.
Eskleigh supports me in maintaining active community involvement 4 days a week and I enjoy the community shed and the rehab shed in Rocherlea. I am the current resident’s representative for the residents committee and work closely with the Eskleigh staff and the “speak-out” advocacy organization to see that the residents have a say in how they like to live their life. I have made some good friends with residents and also with my mate, “Reg”
There are so many things to do at Eskleigh, am always so busy. I go to the aquatics centre in the warmer months and horse riding with RDA every fortnight. I keep fit by going to Gym each week and I have just finished a red cape at sewing. We often have parties, games and card clubs and I won a medal at our sports Olympic event.