Our Purpose Statement -
Cam Can assists people with disabilities and their families to create innovative, personalised, flexible and sustainable arrangements that maximise their control over available resources, decision making and choice.
Marc & Anthea Lema - Cam Can Founders
Our Original Story -
Cameron is the ‘celebrity’ behind the establishment of Cam Can, as well as his own business, ‘Cam Can Services’. Cameron offers an amazing story about the positive effect family and friends can have on one person’s life. Initially committed to a life of despair due to limited options available to him, Cameron is now committed to a life of happiness and achievement. A focus on his strengths, not his vulnerabilities, now sees Cameron leading a good life.
Our Members are all amazing people who make Cam Can the organisation we are. Each person has a unique story, one filled with strengths and challenges. We focus on each person’s goals and aspirations, and we are proud to have been a part of their lives.
Cam Can support is individualised to each Member. We believe in the importance of living in, and being a part of community. We work hard to find ‘the perfect match’ for Members, believing the initial time finding the right person, leads to far more enduring relationships.
Cam Can was established in 2011 - initially two people, a lounge room, and a lap-top! Today, we support over 500 people. We purposefully support ‘one more person at a time’, to ensure our highly individualised approach is never compromised.
You'll never walk alone
Cam Can was established in 2011 by Marc and Anthea Lema who felt disillusioned by the traditional services offered to people with disabilities. Wanting more for their son, Cameron, Marc and Anthea took a leap of faith, and followed their hearts and ideas. Assuming their frustrations were shared by many others, Marc and Anthea made a bold move by leaving their respective jobs, with the result being the establishment of Cam Can.
What started as two people and a lap-top in a lounge room, has evolved into thousands of lives being changed for the better. This success has been achieved by not compromising on their initial ideals for people with disability - to create innovative, personalised, flexible and sustainable arrangements that maximise their control over available resources, decision making and choice.
Read more about Cameron’s achievements and Cam Can’s origin in ‘Our Story’
"After so many years living away from my parents, I have learned lots of living skills, and now live independently in my own granny flat."