Anthony lives independently

IDEA Services resident Anthony lives independently in a Papakura townhouse

Anthony is supported by IDEA Services to live independently.

For the past three or four years he has been living with a flatmate in a Papakura townhouse. He keeps the section smart and tenants of the other townhouses pay him to mow their lawns too.

He says he likes living there. “I like to talk to the other neighbours."

Anthony works very hard at maintaining his independent life. He cleans ambulances five days a week at St John in Auckland, and when he’s not there he is working at Totara Hospice in Manurewa.

"I was thinking I was cool when I saw myself there.”

“Yes, it turned out good,” he says. “I could do more acting.”

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