Sophia Stante
Community Cooperative Facilitator VIC/SA

Sophia has joined the Enliven Team as the Community Cooperative Facilitator in Victoria and South Australia. Sophia has been working in the disability sector for almost a decade in direct support, program management, access and inclusion, and group facilitation roles.

Sophia believes that supporting people to make choices and direct the life they want to live is the bread and butter of a good life. She is a keen advocate for the social model of disability, and supported decision making.

Sophia came to Enliven Community after supporting people living in a range of housing arrangements, and noticing the how these environments can either enable or create barriers to support people’s independence and choice and control. Sophia is eager to explore how community cooperatives can empower people to have more autonomy in their homes and foster a sense of community lead by people with disability and their experiences.

As a Community Cooperative Facilitator, Sophia will support your cooperative to understand and make the most of the supports you share as directed by you. She will help by facilitating conversations, support your learning of the model and give you the tools to make decisions as a collective. Sophia is looking forward to going on this Community Cooperative journey with you!