Moving out of home was a carefully planned, combined effort between Tristan, his family and Baptist Care SA.
Tristan is now proudly living in his own home with the assistance of support workers.
He takes great joy in being self-sufficient, enjoying the responsibility of maintaining a home and taking care of his health and wellbeing. He even likes taking out the garbage each Monday morning!
He is happy and his sense of accomplishment and independence has flourished since the big move.
“I do my own washing. I go to the laundromat and do my own washing there,” Tristan explains.
He is up and ready each day at 6am and in between helping with the household chores, you will find him with his support workers, Ketan and Papi, devouring fluffy pancakes at The Pancake Kitchen or taking in the scenery on the Murray Paddle Boat. He is also a diehard Geelong AFL fan.
Tristan is now also using public transport, which is something he really enjoys. And his confidence is growing every day – he’s learning to budget and use his money by doing his banking and shopping.
“I get to spend it on nice things,” he says.