ELS Founding Story
ELS - A new beginning...
The Initial thought to support frail aged and people with disabilities came to my mind in year 2010, as I lost my Grand Father during that time and I couldnt have spent time or have supported him in his last stages of life due to my busy schooling.
It was a very sad feeling for me and that made me requestion my existence and led me to perceive a Vision to support people who are frail aged and people with special needs - "A prayer I made while I embarked my first Overseas Journey for studies".
With the passing of time - this desire to contribute to support wider humanity grew stronger and i nourished it working hard and helping volunteerily to local community people in need, besides doing my studies and work.
Excelling in the area of Aged Care and Disability, gaining knowledge and having worked at senior roles in the sector, I learnt to transform a thought in to a reality.
NDIS was introduced to Australian Disability Sector and it promised to revolutionize the sector, giving people with disability the total freedom, choice and control.
During the introductory stages of NDIS, i was ready to start ELS. My friends supported me, and fed the needed confidence to start.
As they say - "A good start is all that is needed - God creates the way"
Today, I am proud to post this story for ELS, with a strong desire to work towards a bright future for ELS and with a good hope that we will bring the ELS vision alive.
Written By - Shoeb Patel
Founder - Envisioning life Supports
Shoeb describes himself as -
A Visionary, A Founder, A Manager, having extensive experience in Disability & Aged Care, and has a strong academic background in Aged Care Management, Business studies and General Management.
Highly Skilled in Not-for-profit’s Administration, Business & Finance, Audit compliance, Project management, Volunteer Management and Mentoring teams.
Extremely passionate about creating a society that includes, values and amplifies the voice of people with disabilities and Frail aged.
Interested in developing ambitious service delivery models and sustainable organisational structures in public health sector.