My home means the world to me.


November 22, 2023

Jamie has been living independently at his home in Melbourne since 2013.

“My home means the world to me. If I didn’t have it, I’d be stuck in a group home,” says Jamie.

“Just having that security. It’s good to know that we won’t get turfed (thrown) out.”

Jamie shares how important his connection to his neighbours and community are to him.

“I grew up in this area. I feel connected here and I’m well known in the community.

My neighbour from across the road sends me a text every night to make sure I’m ok. It’s good to know that people care.”

Jamie lives with a disability and does hydrotherapy four times per week to keep active. He is also part of a group of residents working to establish a community garden at his property.

“It’s important to me because it gives me purpose and something else to care about. It would be good if a few more people get involved.”

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