Her Grandson’s Special Day

At Co.As.It. our qualified support worker team is always prepared to look after the well-being of over 6,000 clients with different needs and routines. In 2020/2021, the Co.As.It. team provided more than 365,000 hours of service, bringing our customers closer to their families and creating memorable cultural celebrations for each of them.

It’s not every day your grandchild gets married. Sometimes health and mobility can get in the way of being at a wedding ceremony, especially when it’s far from home.

Co.As.It. client, Elizabeth Di Trapani (85), managed to celebrate such a remarkable family moment thanks to Mandeep Kaur, her tireless support care worker.

Mandy, as Mandeep likes to be called, and Elizabeth are “a match made in heaven”, and their instant connection began just a month before the event. Believe it or not, at the bridal shower. That was Mandy’s first shift with the client, and straight away, she faced a challenge: getting Elizabeth to the party.

“Elizabeth and I were waiting for the taxi, but the driver didn’t show up”, says Mandy. However, Mandy was determined to come through for Elizabeth: “I had to run against time, but in the end, we managed to get to the party,” tells Mandy.

One month later, they met once again, this time for the main event. “I drove around 40 minutes to take Elizabeth to the wedding. It was priceless to witness her happiness.”

At the wedding, Mandy states, she felt like part of the Di Trapani family. “They were so happy to see her. We stayed for the ceremony, photos and buffet. I can tell that I was part of the family, not a worker.”

Mandeep Kaur has been with Co.As.It. since 2017.