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A Moment With… Laura Stewart, Auscare Support Coordinator ⏱

Why did you pursue a career in the disability sector?
Growing up in a tiny town in the Riverina, I am a huge believer in helping people and giving back. My dad broke his neck when I was young, resulting in him becoming an incomplete quadriplegic. Being part of the inspiring way he came back from this adversity and continues to be a positive, self-declared comedian, whilst achieving so much has been nothing short of amazing. This played a large part in my interest within the sector – to help people and give back. 

What do you like most about working at Auscare Support?
Auscare Support has a warm and welcoming team that go above and beyond for their clients. As a Support Coordinator, I also know I have support from the team when I need it too. We are a dedicated and responsive team!

Favourite author/book… “What I Know for Sure,” by Oprah Winfrey 📙

Do you have a favourite saying or inspirational quote?
‘Every challenge is an opportunity.’ I really believe that challenges shape who we are, and how we go about our lives. The good and bad both have a place in helping us move forward.

Favourite musician/band… Jason Aldean and Fleetwood Mac – Can’t separate the two! 🥁 🎤 🎼 🎹 🎸

Do you have any pets?
Our old trusty Labrador, Bella, and our enthusiastic German Shepherd, Asha. We also have 4 chooks. Sandy and the Peggy’s. 🐶 🐔

Do you have any hobbies?
I absolutely love horse riding, but don’t often have the time to do this now I don’t have my own horses. I also love cooking, and just being outdoors in general, especially with my family and dogs. 🏇 🍲

If you could invite anyone to a dinner party (past or present), who would they be?
Amberley Snyder, for so many reasons! I am captivated by people that carve their own way, and overcome obstacles that may seem impossible to others. 🍽 🥂

Favourite food… Just one? Thai Duck Curry. Hands down. 🥣 🥢

Favourite holiday destination… In all honesty, I have never been outside of Australia. I’m not a wanderlust type person but I do love the Whitsundays, or anywhere relaxing with my family. 🏖

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