Celebrating NDIS STAR - Peter Neville

At STAR, we believe you are unique and so are your interests, passions and life goals. When Peter Neville - an NDIS participant, started his journey with STAR, he was accessing the Beelarong community farm and used transport to attend appointments. With the support from his STAR direct support workers, Peter quickly created strong connections within his local community. Peter continued gardening, helping with Men’s Sheds projects and participating in the regular community lunch meetings.

He recently spoke at the Carers Queensland Forum about exploring the roles community gardens have on building positive communities and creating an inclusive environment for people with disability. Peter also attends programs such as STEPS and Sailability.

“STAR has given me the ability to see something that interests me and pursue that interest, rather than worrying about how I’m going to get there and the people who will take me. My worker, Wayne – well he’s a rough diamond and Jemma is fantastic. Both of them understand my limitations and demonstrate how others should communicate with me, bridging the connection between myself and the community. I no longer sit at home and stare at the front door, I can get out and do the things that I fancy.”