A LIFE TURNED AROUND

Before coming to Cocoon SDA Homes, Sophie* was housed in a secure psychiatric facility in Victoria for 18 months due to her high care needs. Determined to see Sophie live a more normalised life, our support team worked alongside her and put the necessary supports in place to successfully transition her out of institutional living…

COCOON SDA HOMES DELIVERS A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

For most participants, the transition to SDA is not immediate. It all takes time – from the very first enquiry by the Support Coordinator to identify suitable accommodation, for the participant to view the available homes, and then to organise all the appropriate paperwork. But there are occasions when the need for accommodation is urgent…

MAN’S BEST FRIEND

When Ron from South Australia went looking for new accommodation to support his adaptive equipment requirements, he didn’t expect to find a new home quickly. While mobility was a crucial factor in Ron’s decision making on where to live, he also wanted to be closer to his son and live with a service provider that…

THE FREEDOM TO LIVE INDEPENDENTLY

Beverley had previously lived in the ‘Transition to Home’ ward of a Rehabilitation Centre for over two years, where she shared a room with six other participants. When Beverley discovered the accommodation offered by Cocoon SDA Homes, she was inspired to live an independent life within the community and have a private bedroom with a…

THE SMILING HOUSEMATES

It was serendipitous when Timothy* and Sandra* first met, living in Cocoon SDA Homes as neighbours. Over a beautiful four-month neighbourly friendship, both decided they got along so well that they’d like to live together as housemates. To support their decision, the Cocoon SDA Homes support team moved Timothy’s belongings and furnishings next door to…

HOW POSITIVITY AND PATIENCE CAN CHANGE A LIFE

A long history of negative care experiences saw Kevin* from Victoria, left with his individual support care requirements rejected by other service providers and hospital support services as his only option. Determined to turn Kevin’s life around, the Cocoon SDA Homes support team stepped in. Kevin’s Cocoon SDA Homes care plan started with regular communication…

AGAINST ALL ODDS

Joel, a participant from Orchard Hills in New South Wales, fell into a coma following a medical procedure in the hospital. Against all medical recommendations, Joel’s mum made the crucial decision to wait and allow Joel to decide whether to continue life support. The following day, against all odds, Joel woke from his coma but…

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