Ben commenced in the disability field in 2012 and quickly discovered a passion for providing positive, tailored support to people with complex needs. Ben holds a Master of Social Work (Deakin University), Bachelor of Arts in Sociology (Deakin University) and a Diploma of Disability (Holmesglen), which was completed through a DHHS scholarship. Ben has supported a diverse range of people in day service, community and residential settings – in both direct support and leadership roles. Ben describes his time abroad supporting people with disabilities in Vietnam and Mexico as transformational experiences in his practice. Ben’s dedication to progressing social values, extends not only for those with different abilities, but the LGBTIQ+, asylum seeker and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities too. Ben uses a holistic, strength-based approach to empower choice, advocate for meaningful change and increase quality of life for his clients.