A little support has helped Mary Ann keep her independence and regain confidence
- 24 November 2021 11:54AM
When Mary Ann could no longer undertake everyday tasks because of a long-term injury, she reached out to the Queensland Community Support Scheme’s (QCSS) Access Point for help.
Mary Ann says she felt anxious about her future and being able to stay in her home.
“Vacuuming and mopping was aggravating a long-term back injury,” Mary Ann said.
“I talked to QCSS Access Point and now I receive 2 hours of help, once a fortnight, from my support worker, Celeste.”
Mary Ann receives in-home support with domestic chores and using technology and transport support to attend to medical appointments.
“Celeste is a great help with the computer. I always have a list of things for her to help me with when she arrives,” Mary Ann said.
“I have learnt how to shop online, redeem my reward points and download photos.”
Celeste says she has seen big changes in Mary Ann during the time she has supported her.
“Mary Ann’s physical wellbeing has increased, and her anxiety has decreased. She has increased her independence and is more social,” Celeste said.
Mary Ann is happy with the support she receives from the QCSS and thankful to Celeste.
If you are under 65 and need a small amount of help to keep or regain your independence, the Queensland Community Support Scheme can help you continue living safely in your home and participating in your community.