Matthew’s big move
Matthew* lives in supported accommodation with Life Without Barriers as his support provider.
Matthew’s transition to greater independence was a big change for Matthew and his mum Kate, who had been Matthew’s primary carer for the first 17 years of his life.
Matthew is non-verbal, on the autism spectrum. Before he lived in supported accommodation, he relied on his mum for most daily tasks, including feeding and dressing.
Working closely with Life Without Barriers, Kate helped Matthew settle into his new supported independent living home.
Matthew is now an active participant in the house, feeding himself and enjoying the outdoors, including visits to the park.
*Names have been changed.
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