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Siobhan's Place to Call Home

Moving out of the family home and into your own house can be daunting. However, it can also be a wonderful step for an individual's independence and personal growth. For Siobhan Cleary, 34, from the Central Coast, the experience has seen her confidence flourish. 

Siobhan moved into Unisson's shared living house in Wadalba on the Central Coast six years ago, and she hasn't looked back.

"Moving into my own place was amazing," she says. "I was so excited to decorate my room and to hang my photos up. Living with friends is great."

Siobhan has especially enjoyed being able to plan and cook meals with friends, and expand her skillset in the kitchen. "It's nice when you are cooking with a friend and eating a meal together and having a chat," she says.

Siobhan also loves being able to make regular plans with her family now that she lives independently. "I love babysitting my nieces and nephew. We organise to go out and see each other a lot, and they really like my place which makes me proud."

She thoroughly enjoys having the independence and support to go out and attend various activities during the week and on weekends. "I love going out to the movies, and I really enjoy volunteering at the RSPCA and helping the puppies and dogs," she says. "I'm hoping to get some part-time work helping animals. I'd really love that."