Brian’s Dream Move: A Story of Care and Collaboration

A Cherished Dream and a Big Move:

Brian, a beloved member of the Cocoon family for over two years, had a cherished dream: to be closer to his family in Melbourne. Known for his kindness and deep affection for his cat, Jordan, Brian’s desire to relocate wasn’t just a change of scenery, it was a chance to reconnect with loved ones.

Overcoming Challenges: Budget and Bureaucracy

Making Brian’s dream a reality wasn’t a simple task. Budget constraints and the complexities of interstate relocation for someone under Supported Decision Making presented hurdles. The typical cost for such moves can exceed $10,000, but our dedicated team wasn’t discouraged. Through careful planning and collaboration, we secured the necessary approvals from the Public Trustee and the Office of the Public Guardian, bringing Brian’s dream significantly closer.

Six Months Later: The Dream Becomes Reality!

After six months of navigating the approval process, Brian finally received the news he’d been waiting for: his move to Melbourne was a go! The excitement was palpable. The Queensland Relationship Manager and Brian’s Support Coordinator played a vital role, ensuring a smooth and stress-free transition for Brian. Their dedication and support made a world of difference.

A Warm Welcome in Melbourne

Upon arriving in Melbourne, Brian was met with open arms. Suki, the Service Manager, greeted him at the airport with not only flowers, but also Brian’s favorite hot meals – a thoughtful touch that went a long way. The Victorian team extended a warm welcome as well, throwing Brian a morning tea celebration to mark his arrival in his new home.

A Team Effort Makes the Dream Work

Brian’s successful move wouldn’t have been possible without the exceptional teamwork and dedication of both the Queensland and Victorian teams. This story is a shining example of how our commitment to exceptional care can make a real difference in someone’s life. Most importantly, we were able to see Brian’s wish become a reality.

A Heartfelt Thank You

A heartfelt thank you goes out to everyone involved in this incredible journey. Your hard work and compassion helped make a dream come true, and for that, we are truly grateful.