As a proud Wiradjuri woman born and bred in Wellington, family and community mean everything to Angelica. They radiate through her resilience, bright smile and gentle nature, rain, hail, or shine, wherever she goes. 

Her new outlook on life has given her a sense of freedom and belief in herself that she never had before, which has also been life-changing and something she treasures these days. 

 “I have faced a lot of challenges, but the Bamara staff have supported me through these challenges to continue to build my confidence and self-esteem and to ensure that my goals are met,” said Angelica. 

Angelica lives with a moderate intellectual disability and first connected with Bamara in January 2023 to access NDIS Disability Support Services that would provide a good fit for her lifestyle, goals and provide guidance and direction about where she wanted to go in life. 

She was initially very shy and lacked confidence and motivation, making it difficult for her to communicate with those around her. She also believed she would never achieve one of her main goals of finding employment. 

Bamara Support Coordinator Tiffany and Team Leader Kahla have been with Angelica every step of the way. They were determined to provide the guidance and support she needed and to help her find the spark to make a difference in her life. 

“I’m glad to have Kahla as she has supported me throughout my schooling,” said Angelica. 

“Tiffany has boosted my confidence and has always supported me through the good and the bad.

“I sometimes doubt myself, but my Tiffany has assisted me to follow my dreams.”

As part of Angelica’s NDIS plan, our team personalised a career pathway plan to help enhance her independence, life, social, and employability skills. This plan utilised supports including: 

Angelica was also keen to stay close to home and her family, so this approach allowed her to take small steps in gaining the skills and knowledge she required to kickstart a career working with children. 

She has also utilised valuable services across the community, which have given her the confidence, skills and, most importantly, the belief she needed to explore employment opportunities. 

High up the list for instance, was getting her driver license, which she achieved through the Driver Licensing Access Program (DLAP) delivered by Bamara. Angelica looks forward to her driving lessons every Thursday, which have built her confidence and improved her driving skills and knowledge as she works towards obtaining her P plates. 

“Her increase in confidence and social skills have opened so many doors for her and I have no doubt that they will continue to thrive in all aspects of her life,” said Tiffany.

“She has blossomed into an outgoing and charismatic individual.”

Bamara also connected Angelica to training and employment services in Wellington to enrol in a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education, as well as obtaining her Working with Children Check, and National Police Check. She has also taken the opportunity to volunteer at a local pre-school for two days a week to gain valuable industry experience, with the prospect of kickstarting a full-time traineeship. 

Tiffany continues to support Angelica by engaging her in various community activities and hobbies, and assisted getaways throughout Australia, including recent trips to the Gold Coast, Melbourne, and the Sydney Royal Easter Show.  

She has been a constant source of encouragement for Angelica and has been instrumental in helping her achieve his goals.    

“I enjoy accessing the community, building my confidence, going on trips with Bamara, and making friendships with other participants that last a lifetime.”   

Connect with our NDIS Disability Support Services team

Bamara is a registered provider of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). We have an experienced local team, who know the area, and will strive to assist you in reaching your goals, whether they are big or small.

Learn more about which of our services and programs might be a good fit for your lifestyle.