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“My goal is to own a country pub”

The aspiration of owning a business is huge for any young person, but for Noah*, 18 who has a history of family trauma, has lived in care for his teenage years and has several medical diagnoses including ASD, ADHD, ODD, PTSD, hearing and visual loss, it is a goal he is determined to achieve.

Noah enrolled himself in various hospitality courses and took on jobs to gain the experiences he needs to achieve his goal of owning a country pub. This motivation was supported by the consistent and dedicated care of MacKillop staff in an therapeutic residential care home.

MacKillop Case Worker, Judith Sudulic, says that Noah has developed into a beautiful young person. He has become self-motivated, well-mannered, and polite. “Receiving therapeutic care provided Noah with the nurturing environment required for him to build on his self-esteem, self-worth, to mature, and make much needed social and community connections on his journey to independence.”

Now living in a Supported Individual Living placement, Noah has complete control of his money, budgeting, and meal preparation. He is in regular contact with his parents, grandparents and siblings, and will often call former carers to share in his achievements. Judith hopes that one day she will receive a call to visit him at his country pub!

*Names have been changed and stock images used to protect the privacy of our clients