MDS Are Supporting BuyAbility
21st September 2017
What is Supported Employment?
Australian Disability Enterprises employ more than 20,500 Australians with varying degrees of disability who require support to work across a range of jobs and industries. Employees are supported to work, develop new skills and participate in their communities. Many find the training provided in these enterprises supports them to transition into open employment.
MDS provides supported employment to 19 individuals through our Complete Property Services (a garden and lawn maintenance service.) We also provide supported employment to Amanda who works in administration across our Individualised Services, Children’s Services and Recreation Departments; as well as to Luke who works at our Latte to Work Café and to Debbie who works in administration at Complete Property Services.
What is the purpose of BuyAbility?
BuyAbility is an initiative to promote Australian Disability Enterprises and their key role in providing employment opportunities for people with a disability. In doing so we will secure a thriving supported employment sector – one that produces high-quality products and services and meaningful employment and training opportunities for people with a disability.
How can you support BuyAbility?
Simply download the ‘I heart my job’ sign below. Print it and take a photo of yourself holding that sign and then send it to email@example.com and join the gallery of supporters who know that all jobs matter.
Thanks for your support.