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The Honourable Stephen Dawson MLC, Minister for Disability Services, took time out of a busy schedule to visit one of Mosaic Community Care’s homes for people with disability this week.
Amidst much excitement, staff and residents put on a plentiful morning tea to welcome their guest, who was accompanied by local member, Mr Yaz Mubarakai.
The residents are supported by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which provides them with the security of around the clock support while gaining skills for greater independence.
One client has found meaningful part-time employment as part of his NDIS plan, which brings a lot of personal satisfaction and has improved his outlook on life. Ms Pippa Cebis, Mosaic CEO, said, “Before joining us at Mosaic, he was a very different person. Now, his confidence is evident and he feels part of the Canning Vale community.”
Mr Mubarakai said of the visit, “I thoroughly enjoyed seeing first-hand the positive impact that not-for-profit organisations in my electorate of Jandakot have on the lives of people with disability – enriching people’s lives and fostering an inclusive community.”
Minister Dawson met with each of the residents, some of whom had made the trip from another Mosaic supported living accommodation property for the occasion.
Minister Dawson said, “It’s great to see the hard work of a local organisation supporting people with disability to live full lives in an inclusive community.”
Mosaic has been in Jandakot since 2017 and in the southern suburbs for over 27 years.
As a not-for-profit, organisations like Mosaic are integral in helping people with disability feel included and a part of the community. Mosaic has 24 shared homes with 24/7 support in the southern suburbs as well as availability in Joondalup. Mosaic offer Community Access Support and Positive Behaviour Support for many of the residents, as well as the local community.
Ms Cebis said, “Creating opportunities and transforming lives is rewarding for staff and our clients. We were delighted Minister Dawson and Mr Mubarakai were able to see firsthand how not-for-profits such as Mosaic support those living with disability to live independent lives.”
If you would like to donate to Mosaic to help create opportunities and transform the lives of community members living with disability, please visit www.mosaic.org.au.