Your Say: At Home with Paul and Kevin

Does Paul look familiar? He absolutely loves the camera and has been featured in several campaigns at Royal Rehab over the years!

This time we sat down and spent time with one of our favourite ambassadors and his support worker Kevin to get to know the man behind the camera.

Paul has resided at a Royal Rehab group home in the North-West Sydney region for four years. In 1991, Paul had a brain injury that resulted from a car accident while travelling around New Zealand. This affects his speech and mobility and has led to limited function on the right side of his body. At Royal Rehab, Paul receives assistance with daily living activities including power wheelchair transfers, meal preparations and personal care.

Paul is as passionate about being behind the camera as much as he loves being in front of it! He has weekly photography lessons and loves using his camera and his iPad to take photos of the world around him. When he is not outside taking photos, he loves to spend time at home listening to music, painting, watching YouTube and playing board games.

Kevin is Paul’s Royal Rehab support worker. He first met Paul in 2018 and has developed a heart-warming rapport with him ever since.

“Through many shared experiences over the years such as exchanging stories and ideas, Paul and I have learned how to communicate and understand each other well.”

– Kevin, Royal Rehab support worker

When asked about their favourite memories with each other, Paul loves to sing songs and let Kevin guess what it is. Kevin’s favourite memory was their recent photoshoot together. It was at this photoshoot where we could clearly see the close bond the two had. Kevin describes Paul as “cheeky, humorous and friendly,” traits that were validated as he smiled, laughed and posed in front of the camera.

“Joining Paul in the photoshoot was so enjoyable as he was in his absolute element. He enjoyed having the camera on him and joked around with everyone involved,” said Kevin.

For more information on our disability support and accommodation offerings, please call us on (02) 9808 9600.