Tag: Disability employment

“It’s good to be working; it’s good for the soul” – Grant’s story.

Grant on the job for the skip bin hire company.

After surviving a life-threatening heart issue in 2020, Grant was forced to stop work. Eighteen months later, the experienced driver re-joined the workforce to be part of Brisbane’s biggest flood clean up ever. In 2020, Grant was rushed to hospital for open-heart surgery. “They sent my family in to say their goodbyes,” Grant said. “Only…

Everyone needs their own Blakey!

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One of the unsung heroes of Melbourne City FC, Blake Henderson has been with the Club since day one and is one of the most important people within the City family. ‘Blakey’ – as he’s affectionately known to the Club’s players, coaches and staff – is one of the most passionate City people you’re ever…

Hotel Etico – where holidays change lives

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Imagine a hotel knocking down barriers and shifting perceptions of people with disability. That’s Hotel Etico, Australia’s first social enterprise hotel creating pathways to open employment for young people with intellectual disabilities. Located in the iconic Blue Mountains, this is a hotel with heart, where visitors give-back just by checking-in. It’s also a place where…

“Having a disability hasn’t stopped me.” Sonja’s story.

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Vision impairment hasn’t hindered Sonja’s efforts to find a rewarding career. The Adelaide job seeker who is blind in both eyes started looking for work in April this year. With years of administration experience and seven years as a non-paid Carer, it wasn’t long before a local NDIS provider recognised Sonja’s skills and lived-experience. “Bissycare…

Turning a dream into reality – Jessica’s story.

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Young Perth job seeker Jessica has overcome a series of life-long health issues to land her dream job as an Individual Support Worker in a residential care facility. At two and a half years old, Jessica was diagnosed with leukaemia. She completed treatment successfully, but the medications she was prescribed affected her immune system, setting…

Share your experiences about safety and wellbeing

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MatchWorks, and our parent company genU, invites people with disability, their families and carers to share their safety and wellbeing experiences. The Disability Royal Commission is seeking views on how the safety and wellbeing of people with disability is supported while still ensuring they have choice and control in their lives. MatchWorks and genU are…

Supermarket Trolley Collections holds long-standing relationship with MatchWorks

Pictured: MatchWorks job seekers Jake and Max with STC Director Bob O’Riley (middle).

MatchWorks and Supermarket Trolley Collections (STC) established a relationship more than 12 years ago, which led to employment for nine job seekers who are still employed by the business. STC has been operating for more than 16 years and is contracted by Woolworths to collect trolleys for their Geelong stores. Their longest standing employee came…