Tina*, 40 years old, female, Aboriginal
We received a referral for Tina* from Sonder after Tina’s NDIS application was rejected. Tina lives alone and has a long history of mental ill-health, with a diagnosis of depression and PTSD. Tina also lives with chronic back pain, Tourette’s syndrome and epilepsy which is managed by medication.
Tina spends the majority of time inside her home and does not have many friends/family that can support her. Tina has an interest in art and animals and would like to start engaging with her local community more to build a network of friends, but also to have things to do during the week.
Tina is continuing to be supported by Sonder for mental and other health conditions, and also has 2 hours per week of support for practical support in the home and grocery shopping etc.
Tina and her Community Connections case manager are looking to link to a Tourette’s syndrome support group and at local community centres that offer art-based programs.