Thriving and socialising together
One of Geoff’s favourite parts of Scope is being able to have “nice conversations with nice staff” and Louise agrees – she loves to chat with everyone that comes through the door! In fact, Geoff and Louise both agree that one of the best things for those thinking of joining Scope is that they can meet people like the pair of them and make fast friends. The pair also love to go out and enjoy their local shopping centres where Louise, an avid shopper, is often to be found and Geoff enjoys visiting places like the Pancake Parlour. Geoff and Louise are also both active members of their local church.
As Scope commemorates its 75th anniversary, the journey of Geoff and Louise reminds us that beyond programs and initiatives, it's the human connections that define the essence of the organisation. Looking to the future, Geoff and Louise express a hope for more consistent staff presence, recognising the impact of continuity in their lives.
Geoff is an active member of their home and is also always keen to participate in Scope initiatives, such as being on committees like Scope’s Customer Advisory Panel where he can help get the client voices are heard and Geoff participates in decision making for the organisation which he “really enjoys”.
Recently, Geoff was also thrilled to accept a position at Scope as a Communications Access Assessor with the Communication and Inclusion Resource Centre (CIRC) team. He is absolutely “loving it”. “I think it’s been really good, just watching how much enjoyment he gets out of these sorts of things. He comes in and we do our emails,” says Chloe Pearce, Coordinator.
Living their dreams
So, what’s next for the happy couple? A trip to Queensland where the pair will enjoy the summer sun and Geoff will enjoy a nice beer by the pool (or anywhere!).
Their journey reminds us that, at Scope, we create opportunities for people to belong and thrive.