Louise and her daughter Eliza joined Innovative Choices in 2016, after Eliza graduated from school. Louise found Innovative Choices while looking for a program that gave Eliza choice in her day-to-day activities, rather than joining a one-size-fits-all day program.
Louise's support workers


The family have found a few university students to work as Eliza’s support workers. These girls share similar interests with Eliza, and when they go out together they are just a couple of 19-year-old girls hanging out. The students are also excellent mentors for Eliza who is keen to continue her studies.

Currently, Eliza uses Innovative Choices two days a week. She uses the time to engage in activities that she’s interested in, like swimming, bike riding, heading into the city to go shopping, heading out for lunch as well as catching a show or checking out attractions like the aquarium or zoo.
Louise and Eliza are planning to connect with friends who are also using the Innovative Choices program, to create their own daily social and study group. Eliza and her friends will have a structured, fortnightly program they control, which focuses on activities they all enjoy, as well as educational areas they would all like to develop.

Curious to know more about our Innovative Choices Program?  

With over 20 years of experience, we understand that clients want long-term relationships with their support workers. We know people want choice and control when it comes to finding support workers, so we created the Innovative Choices Program. We pioneered the option to employ people you already know and trust. So, if you do not want to hire a stranger, we can work with you to recruit someone from your networks or our community to work with you.  

Once you have selected your support worker, we take care of all the employment obligations, giving you more time to focus on what is most important to you. We will also assist with training and managing the day-to-day requirements. All you need to do is choose the days, hours, and type of support you want. We empower you to choose who you want to be part of your life and provide the support that you want when you want it. 

Interested in learning more about being a client with us? Call 03 9478 1001 or visit our Innovative Choices Page

Or are you interested in becoming a support worker with us? Find out more about our job openings

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