“For those of you who don’t know me, I have been a resident of the Sunshine Coast since 1988. I went from having a mild disability to a severe physical disability and an acquired brain injury. I can speak from many care experiences. I have been advocating for others throughout my life and founded “sail through life” to help kids with disabilities. Mable is the new way of doing things. It helps take out unknowns and removes promises made that are never delivered. The current system is so worried about liability, no one has a chance to live. Until I have my own funding and choose my own carers nothing will change. On Mable we get to choose my carers carefully and communicate with them directly. You can change carers until you find someone right for you. Great carers are like family and friends, and I rely on them. They’re my heroes. On Mable, the carers that are good get chosen because they are good, they are re-chosen because they are good. Mable allows me to simply manage my funding and offers me the flexibility I need to live my life.
I’m looking forward to the Mable event on February 24th. Whether you need disability support or aged care, or you advocate for others, or you work as a care or support worker (or might like to become one), or you work with a provider organisation, please come along to contribute to the discussion and help make things better for everyone.”
– Grant L.
Grant (1995), before his accident, competing as an elite athlete with a disability and winning a bronze medal at the World Masters Game in Melbourne in an A-class catamaran. In addition to being a world class sailor, Grant’s talents include music, art and engineering.
The event will be held Wednesday February 24th, 3.00pm – 5.00pm at The Surf Club Mooloolaba