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Bedford is very excited about the implementation of the NDIS as it means there will be more ways than ever before to support people with disability. With this in mind Bedford has been employing more team members who are dedicated to helping people with disability achieve their goals.

Laura has recently joined Bedford as an occupational therapist, working across all of our metropolitan sites in Adelaide to increase people's independence both in the workplace and in the community.

"I will do anything from worksite assessments, home modifications and cognitive, functional and life plan assessments with our employees," Laura said.

"Every day I'm endeavouring to support our people, to identify their needs and goals and preparing them to get the most out of the NDIS."

As Laura walks through our business divisions she's greeted by beaming smiles, waves and high fives from the team. After moving from Queensland to Adelaide to work in this position, it's clear she's found her second home here at Bedford.

"Coming to Bedford, I have found a new family - the staff and employees have welcomed me with open arms."

While there are many aspects of her job she enjoys, it's definitely the people who make working at Bedford so worthwhile. Providing employees with the resources to further their skills and reach their potential has been a very rewarding experience for Laura.

"Problem solving with an employee so they can complete a task more independently, or brainstorming on how we can make a dream a reality is my favourite part of the job."

"I love enabling people to live their best life and realise their dreams."

It's people like Laura who truly do change lives and make Bedford the amazing organisation it is today!