One of the many wonderful things that has happened at Produce to the People is the magical relationship we have formed with Multicap. For those who do not know Multicap:
“Multicap Tasmania provides a variety of services to meet the needs of people living with a disability, their families and carers. The services are designed to be flexible and diverse to meet the individual needs of people with a disability who require assistance. By helping people develop skills and by providing support we can assist people to participate fully in their community, to express their independence, choices and opinions.
“We promote a positive image of people with disabilities by providing a means of developing skills and maintaining current abilities, in a manner which is respectful of the individual person’s age and health and considerate of their requests and choices”.
As well as… “Making full use of community opportunities to maximise each person’s potential and enhance their quality of life”.”
Every week we have a team who come out to The Farm and help out in the garden. Esther is the dynamo support worker and she supports Tony and Darren. She is a powerhouse and her work ethic impacts directly on her offsiders. We have seen big changes in Tony and Darren over the time they have been with us – they are all a valuable part of our volunteer family.
We are VERY pleased to say we are about to expand our ties thanks to a small grant received via Mercy Foundation.
Watch this space – more to come when we return from our winter break……