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Peter’s Story

Peter has been caring for his wife Fran for the last ten years. With the introduction of her NDIS package, he was able to resume work but was unsure how to proceed.

a middle-aged couple sitting on a couch looking at a laptop“I recently attended a Carers ACT seminar on re-entering the workforce and it made the world of difference for me. Thank goodness I went!

I’ve been out of the workforce for a long time while I was caring for my wife. But with her NDIS package, I was able to go back to work part-time.

I quickly realised that it was easier said than done though. I never needed a resume before or sat in front of an interview panel. The seminar facilitator from Face 2 Face was fabulous. She sat down with me one-to-one and we wrote my resume.

She then created two videos for me – one to send to recruiters and one for potential employers. It all helped to get me a job as a community service worker.

If I hadn’t gone to the seminar I wouldn’t have had the knowledge and skills to approach potential employers. So the NDIS gave me the opportunity and Carers ACT gave me the skills.

I now feel more confident and independent and enjoy the variety in my day.”