Steven W

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Steven W profile

Meet Steven W

1. When did you join New Wave?

I’m Stephen I joined New Wave in 2021 as I was trying to find services.

2. Why did you join New Wave?

I had a stroke in 2019 resulting in an ABI and also some physical impairment. I was rejected by NDIS and didn’t know where to go from there. I was introduced to New Wave by a current member who I met at a social event.

3. Why is self advocacy important to you?

Regular meetings at New Wave with people that have a vast personal knowledge of local services are helping me navigate the service system and give me motivation to keep going in the right direction and to get the assistance I need.

4.What do you do in your free time?

My spare time is mostly taken up with self-care and domestic tasks due to having very basic service provision.