Edwina Crouch has been part of the NDIS My Way program since April 2016. Edwina has low vision and is now unable to drive. She says “The support I’ve received from Chorus (formally Community First) has opened up my life. I feel that although I can’t drive I can still do things”
Edwina has joined a pottery class in Mandurah which she visits on a weekly basis with her support worker Belinda. “When you are forced into retirement your identity goes and you have to reinvent yourself. Joining the pottery class has opened up a world I didn’t know existed outside of work. I don’t feel so isolated.”
Recently Edwina also completed a 6 week Living Well course through Visibility WA. Chorus provided transport and support throughout. “When I initially made my connection with Visibility WA it gave me hope that there is life after losing your sight.” The Living Well course provides people with vision impairment information and practical skills to enhance their quality of life and remain living independently. Visibility also offers one on one mobility training in their customer’s home and community developing skills and confidence on public transport, techniques for using escalators and stairs, cane skills, and guide dog training.
Edwina says she values the support she has received from that the partnership between Chorus and Visibility WA, “You don’t know what is out there until you start looking.”