Located in North Rocks, Andrew has called Ivy home for over 30 years.
Andrew is one of the inspirations for Forsight being created. He went to the North Rocks School for Deaf and Blind Children. After the school moved, various local families joined forces to raise money to create Forsight, and as they say, the rest is history—40 years of it.
Since the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), more Active Support Workers (ASW) were employed to provide one-to-one care for the clients of Ivy. This has opened Andrew’s life up considerably, allowing him more independence and greater choice of what he would like to do.
“I catch the train to Circular Quay, and recently I went to the circus,” Andrew said. Not to mention his love for musicals, as Kim, Andrew’s ASW, recalls, “Andrew loves musicals, and when he went to see Beauty and the Beast he sang throughout the production.”
Monday through Friday Andrew keeps busy at the SEE Foundation in Penrith, where he participates in the day program—something he’s been doing for over twenty years. His day includes a range of inclusive workshops focusing on arts and crafts, and sometimes the staff will organise a day trip with him to visit his father in Newcastle.