BBS, DDR, AMINZ
Friend of Dementia
Our founder, Hayley Roche had a background in property valuation and management and left that area to raise her children in particular one child who has special needs. She had to be extremely resourceful having to navigate the bureaucracy of the health and education systems. She learnt that you need to be a strong advocate, have patience and resilience.
During this time she completed a Diploma in Dispute Resolution which helped her to understand the bigger picture and keep things on track, while addressing everyones needs and wants.
Then, after seeing first hand how difficult, time consuming and stressful trying to find the best solutions for ageing care loved ones can be, she became involved in aged care advice. She wanted to help others with the process of finding the best care under the circumstances for their ageing loved one. Using the skills learnt from her child and dispute resolution work, she began Dignity First.