peer mentor profiles

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Geoff Locock

Peer Mentor

Hello my name is Geoff. I’m deafblind and a bulldogs supporter.

I live on my own in the Hunter Valley, Cessnock, paying off a mortgage.

Im an outgoing person who loves the outdoors, camping, fishing, swimming and walking my dog on the beach and I regularly attend catch up Deaf coffee groups where I promote deafblindness.

I have a pool table in my home I also enjoy a game with friends and family. I love to stir people to make them happy and smile!

Currently I am working at CDAH working with DeafBlind Connect and I am committed to supporting my peers.

We have our own facebook page I work on, giving updates, organising Zoom sessions through Covid lockdown to keep connected, organise drop-in days at CDAH fortnightly to catch up over a coffee.

I organised a fundraiser where we designed a T-Shirt to raise awareness for deafblind. I have a dog, Indie, and I use a white cane also. I use a range of technology for seeing and hearing.

As a peer mentor I can support you with:

  • Living independently
  • Travel
  • Cooking
  • Taking care of finances- How to own your own home
  • NDIS Self Management
  • Teach a range of communication styles such as tactile, Auslan, ASL, and hand over hand to build better connections.
  • Provide further assistance with appropriate organisations that offer support for hearing and vision loss.