Our annual book shares the stories, experiences and aspirations of the people we support, the volunteers and our staff.
Mark shares his experience of saving a man's life on his way to his next gardening job. CJ shares his experience of leaving home at thirteen and finding a safe space at Rise’s Kira House. Then there’s Alex’s story from Eldoret to Australia. Alex moved to Australia four years ago and now works in Rise’s supported accommodation team. He shares his passion for supporting people with disability and the similarities between his hometown in Kenya and Aboriginal culture.
Each story reveals the importance of community. Ageing, disability, homelessness and mental health issues can affect all of us. However, they don’t define us. We all have something to contribute and together we can create communities that shine.
Celebrating People 4th Edition