My name is Edward Borkin and I have always lived with Mum and Dad, but I was independent when they went away.
I have been working at Pak n Save Botany for the last 19 years as a trolley boy.
I am also a member of STRIVE which consists of members with Down syndrome who help to advocate for people with disabilities. I enjoy being part of it and helping others with disabilities.
Another thing that I am involved with is Special Olympics. I participate in ten-pin bowling, swimming and table tennis.
I have recently moved into a flat with David, he has a disability too. We get on like a house on fire!
We share the chores and help each other. We also share some of the same interests like Coronation Street and music.
I have a support worker and try to be as independent as possible. I do need some help with cooking as it’s not really my forte.
I’m learning to catch the bus to work which will help me to be even more independent.
I’m really enjoying flatting!