Hi, my name is Belinda. I like to get the most out of every day and I live life to the full. I am passionate about people with intellectual disability getting a fair go.
I live independently in a shared house with my brother. I have a wonderful network of family, friends and supporters around me who support me to reach my goals. It’s really important to me to have the right people around me to help me to manage my house, connect with my community and to stay fit and healthy. I like to be in charge of my own choices. I make the decisions when I recruit my own staff so that I connect with people with similar personalities, values and interests.
I am passionate about swimming. I swim competitively and I also teach young children water confidence and to learn to swim. I am a member of my local surf club and have achieved my Bronze Award.
One day I would like to work at a day care centre. Right now, I volunteer at a childcare centre and I love everything about working with children as they grow and develop. I am also currently doing a childcare course and on the way to getting my drivers licence.
Something only a few people know about me is that my family and I have set up a Microboard to help me and my brother make decisions for our lives now and in to the future.
As a peer mentor, I can offer support in how to:
move out of home and live independently
set up and keep a budget
set goals for yourself and persist with those goals until you get there!
A video about the NDIS and the importance of peer support. Made by people with intellectual disability for people with intellectual disability.