Meet Tamati

A few years ago, Tamati was living at home and relying on the support of his parents. His family found Scope and reached out for to get support for their son.

A few years ago, Tamati was living at home and relying on the support of his parents. Recognising their son’s need for independence, his family found Scope and reached out for support. Tamati is now happily making his own choices and decisions about how he wants to live his life.

Tamati has enjoyed being part of Scope’s Supported Independent Living Program. While he was once relying on the support of his parents, Tamati now lives independently in one of Scope’s supported independent living homes. He really enjoys his freedom but both he and his parents are reassured by the support and care available at all hours of the day and night.

Tamati is passionate about making his own choices about what he wants to do each day and how he would like to live his life. He is excited to be learning many important life skills. Managing his own money and going shopping for his own clothes has been fun. He has enjoyed learning how to travel independently and hanging out with his friends. Tamati is also one of Scope’s best balloon football players!

“Everything I want to do, Scope is 100% behind me”

“If it wasn’t for Scope, I would be sitting in my bedroom playing video games. Now I realise how boring that life would be. Imagine if I didn’t come to Scope to learn to be independent and do what I want to do”

“Basically, I want to live by myself, learn how to budget, and things like that. Scope’s helped me to do that a lot. I thought I was independent before I came to Scope, but now I know I’m really independent” – Tamati Poingdestre