Micheal Finds His Pathway at Makeables

The past six months have been transformational for Micheal. Not only has he continued to diversify his skills as a Packaging Assistant at Makeables Tingalpa, he has also made significant improvements at home and is on the path to achieving more new goals in 2020.

Micheal initially joined Makeables as a volunteer over two years ago. His high level of initiative and calming influence on the workplace quickly resulted in an offer of employment.

Makeables Service Manager Donna said Micheal doesn’t mind getting his hands dirty.

‘He always uses his initiative', she said.

'He never sits around waiting for his next job, he just gets up and finds something to do.’

However, Donna and other Makeables staff saw a gap in Micheal’s support arrangements. Following the NDIS transition and changes with previous service providers, Micheal was left without the support he needed to maintain a healthy, independent home life. Micheal wanted to be able to cook more meals for himself, improve his living environment and be able to visit family in the Philippines.

Seeing this as an opportunity, Donna organised weekly visits from Linda, one of Multicap’s Disability Support Workers. Linda began visiting Micheal on Saturdays and together they made significant improvements around his home. Repairs were made, rooms were cleared and household essentials organised. Now, months later, Micheal is not only healthier, he is also happier, and it shows.

‘I feel fantastic. I like my work, and I always keep my house organised and tidy now. I am learning to cook too, and I like that', he said.

Micheal appreciates the help he has received from his manager, Donna, and Multicap Disability Support Worker Linda.

‘I am so grateful for what Donna and Linda have done for me', he said. With his health and home life improved, Micheal is now focused on building financial independence through his employment at Makeables, where he continues to work four days a week.

‘He’s come a long way', Donna said.

'He’s willing to learn more outside of work now, he looks much healthier, he’s smiling more and he’s on his way to achieving new goals. We’re definitely proud of him.'

The past six months have been transformational for Micheal. Not only has he continued to diversify his skills as a Packaging Assistant at Makeables Tingalpa, he has also made significant improvements at home and is on the path to achieving more new goals in 2020.

Micheal initially joined Makeables as a volunteer over two years ago. His high level of initiative and calming influence on the workplace quickly resulted in an offer of employment.

Makeables Service Manager Donna said Micheal doesn’t mind getting his hands dirty.

‘He always uses his initiative', she said.

'He never sits around waiting for his next job, he just gets up and finds something to do.’

However, Donna and other Makeables staff saw a gap in Micheal’s support arrangements. Following the NDIS transition and changes with previous service providers, Micheal was left without the support he needed to maintain a healthy, independent home life. Micheal wanted to be able to cook more meals for himself, improve his living environment and be able to visit family in the Philippines.

Seeing this as an opportunity, Donna organised weekly visits from Linda, one of Multicap’s Disability Support Workers. Linda began visiting Micheal on Saturdays and together they made significant improvements around his home. Repairs were made, rooms were cleared and household essentials organised. Now, months later, Micheal is not only healthier, he is also happier, and it shows.

‘I feel fantastic. I like my work, and I always keep my house organised and tidy now. I am learning to cook too, and I like that', he said.

Micheal appreciates the help he has received from his manager, Donna, and Multicap Disability Support Worker Linda.

‘I am so grateful for what Donna and Linda have done for me', he said. With his health and home life improved, Micheal is now focused on building financial independence through his employment at Makeables, where he continues to work four days a week.

‘He’s come a long way', Donna said.

'He’s willing to learn more outside of work now, he looks much healthier, he’s smiling more and he’s on his way to achieving new goals. We’re definitely proud of him.'

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