ConneXu is committed to supporting people in line with the eight principles of Enabling Good Lives. To achieve this we need to understand what the people we support really want and have processes and systems in place that ensure they are heard.
An important step was the recent establishment of a ConneXu Enabling Good Lives Committee. Facilitated by Lois Ure, the members of the committee represent their peers – the people supported by ConneXu, with the intention of becoming their advocates, to speak on their behalf.
When Jesse wanted to learn to swim, Chrissie Burd made sure he did learn. She became a qualified swimming instructor, and already Jesse can float and kick.
Jesse had been enjoying his trips to the Te Awamutu pools with Chrissie for some months and was now keen to learn to swim (February, 2015). Chrissie was determined to support Jesse in achieving his goal, which could bring Jesse so many useful outcomes.
Peter recently acquired a mobility scooter and, with assistance from Arthur and other supporters, has enjoyed exploring further afield every day.
Until Peter’s mobility scooter entered his life, Peter’s movements were limited by having to use a walker. He relies on facial expressions and hand movements to express himself, but Arthur was quick to realise that Peter was very interested in the mobility scooters he saw in a display window.