I love the Songbird cooking program and I want heaps of people to love it and come cook with us too! I have learnt to cut good with the knives and I can help to wash up. I like chopping the ingredients and measuring them for the meal.
The Songbird team have helped transform my life. Since moving into my SIL home, I have made new friends and helped housemates settle in. My anxiety isn’t as bad because I feel more settled knowing the staff are here with me.
I love coming to Drums because it is great fun. I laugh a lot because I have such a great time.
I like coming to Drums because the support worker makes me feel welcome. I have also made a friend.
I was introduced to Songbird a long time ago by Ann Rawling. It wasn’t until last year ( 2020) that I engaged with them though. I was first looking for my daughter Bianca to join the Drums Alive program, she commenced Drums Alive on Fridays and has met new friends and is very settled, she enjoys the staff’s interaction and support. We soon learnt that Songbird were opening a new all female Supported Independent Living Home. I met with Tahneil to discuss Bianca’s needs and support requirements and we began the intake process to look at Bianca changing providers. Tahneil arranged for us to meet the other participant and they seemed to be very compatible and had similar interests and likes ( music, dance, colouring in).. Bianca transitioned into the new home towards the end of last year and is settled and enjoying her new lifestyle with Songbird. I myself have been extremely pleased with staff and the assistance they have given to Bianca and myself as I can now relax as I am getting a bit old to cope with everything, so it is nice to see someone else take the reigns over and helping Bianca with choice and control and living in her forever home. Management and staff within her home maintain communication and work with Bianca to ensure her health and wellbeing is maintained and supports are meeting her needs. I am very happy with Cienna and her team, I couldn’t ask for a better house manager and the great team that are on board.
Life can change, No matter where your special someone lives, No matter how hard you think things are to manage, Please pick up the phone and talk to Tahneil the Marketing and Intake Manager of Songbird, they can help provide the very best information whether it be recommending a Support Coordinator, Home Help, Accommodation, or Day Activities. I love my daughter dearly and only want the best for her as one day I will not be there to protect her and give a guiding hand, her new accommodation with Songbird has made a huge difference in both our lives for the better.
Pauline B (family Member)