Friendships built through mutual love of running

Baptistcare At Home Services recently supported Steven Micale to join a local running club, ‘On My Feet’, achieve a significant personal milestone of running 100 kilometres and gain a valuable new network of friends.

The club helps people in the community to develop self-worth, purpose and confidence through running. Steven has made amazing progress since he started. At first he struggled to run 600 metres but through his commitment and motivation, along with support and encouragement from his support worker and running club, he now regularly completes 5 kilometre runs and has achieved a personal milestone of 100 kilometres since he began.

Baptistcare offers flexible services to support people with disabilities and their families, to live life to the full. Everyone has the right to choose how they are supported and how their resources are used. The customer decides how much – or how little – help they need to manage their services.

Richard Akubuiro, Baptistcare Service Facilitator, said Steven identified that he wanted to be more proactive about his desire to maintain a healthy lifestyle and to lose weight.

Baptistcare, through our At Home Services came alongside to support him on the journey of achieving this goal. We identified an appropriate support worker and connected him to a local running club, ‘On My Feet’.

“Steven runs every Monday evening and this has become one of the highlights of his week as he connects with his support worker and other runners, building valuable friendships while improving his health and wellbeing,” said Richard.

To find out the latest on the NDIS in WA or how Baptistcare At Home Services could support you or a loved one to live life the way you want, please visit Disability Services or call 1300 660 640.