INDIVIDUALISED SUPPORT SERVICES
Dame Pattie Menzies Centre (DPMC) can provide flexible support when and where it is required. Support can be in home or out in the community, after hours, on weekends and during holidays.
Supports can include:
- Meal planning, shopping, budgeting, cooking and other household duties
- Social and recreation activities such as trips to the movies, concerts, football and other sporting events
- Supported holidays
- Assistance to attend appointments
- Personal care
- Support at work
- Building skills to enhance independent living
- Help to participate in the community—join a club, attend a course and make new friends
I love going to the Melbourne Storm matches. Storm man knows where I sit and comes to see me. I've been on holidays to Queensland to see the State of Origin match. It was so good that I want to go again next year. My support at home helps me to get ready to get the taxi to the centre. Living independently in my unit is important to me and the staff come and help me at home.
I was a bit scared when I started at the Centre. I didn’t know what to expect. Since I have been at the Centre I have learnt a lot. I have my own home which is near the shops so I can walk to the shops. My walking is a lot better now, I have been taught how to get onto the bus and into a car. I have been on holidays. My goal was to walk up the steps at the penguin parade. I did it on my own and everyone cheered.
I wasn’t sure about coming to the Centre at first as it was all new to me. Now I think its one of the best things I have done. I’ve come a long way, I don’t need my sticks to walk anymore.
I like living in my unit. I love having my own bedroom and listening to my music. When the staff come to my home we work hard and do cleaning, washing my clothes and washing my sheets. Cooking with the staff is fun. The staff help me to keep my unit nice.
I went on a holiday to Sydney and got to see Home and Away. It was the best!
I like the staff coming to my house. I like cooking pasta with Maryann. Mark and I mow the lawns together. I like my work at the supermarket, Sam helps me. I went to Queensland for a holiday with Mark. Hollywood on the Gold Coast was the best bit. I like going to the Centre and doing my office work.
I used to live by myself but now I live with my housemate. The staff come and help me at home with my housework, cooking and going to the gym. I cook on the weekends with Olivia and sometimes go on outings. I’ve been to Melbourne, Shepparton, Albert Park and the art centre in Melbourne. I enjoy going out with Olivia on the weekends.
I went overseas in May to England and Europe. Maryann went with me and helped me. It was spring and I want to go again.