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It started 50 years ago when the Nunawading Apex Club realized a gap in services. With the mayor’s support, NADRASCA was established in 1967, in Melbourne, Australia. Nadrasca’s purpose is simply to “Establish & Develop a Range of Services for People with a Disability.”
Being trustworthy, caring, respectful and supportive are the values in which this organisation provides a range of services and employment for over 400 people. Services are offered across 22 locations in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne.
These services include:
Nadrasca Industry, a Supported Employment service
Nadrasca Community, which is made up of five service areas
Nadrasca Training, which provides Certificate Level training (in Transition Education and Work Education) in partnership with the Box Hill Institute.
Congratulations for your 50th anniversary and for winning the Deakin Community Award, in July of this year.
To read more, visit the Nasdrasca website at: http://nadrasca.com.au/ and be sure to sign up for their newsletter
Founded in 1949, IHC has become New Zealand’s leading provider of services for people with intellectual disabilities. IHC is committed to supporting people with intellectual disabilities to lead satisfying lives in the community. IHC raises money and awareness of the issues though charitable activities, advocacy programmes, social media and other methods. Staffed by over 5500, IHC is the largest non-government social housing provider prioritising people with disabilities.
DID YOU KNOW?
IHC provides a free book service, as a way of supporting families. Click here to get your free book. They also have a growing IHC library of resources available for finding relevant and reliable information. Subscribe to their Monthly Hot Issues Newsletter here.
To Donate, Find an Office, Volunteer or become a Member, visit https://ihc.org.nz/
“A commercial business with a social purpose.” Established as an Industrial Training Unit for People with Disabilities in 1974, Southland DisAbility Enterprises (SDE) provides meaningful and encouraging personal development through employment opportunities. SDE received a grant last month that will support the purchase of additional equipment and transportation, and ultimately create more jobs and employment opportunities for people with disabilities in the Invercargill, New Zealand community. Congratulations SDE!
For more information visit: http://sde.org.nz/
For 35 years Shaw Trust has supported local disabled people find employment, working to create brighter futures for the people and communities across the UK. Over 1100 staff and many volunteers, Shaw Trust operates charitable social enterprises, retail shops and work alongside Shaw Education Trust, which runs a diverse chain of academy schools. Shaw Trust has grown to support over 50,000 people a year to live independent and inclusive lives in Wales and in Scotland.
For more information visit: www.shaw-trust.org.uk
Do you know about ACHIEVE HUMAN SERVICES, INC. in Arizona USA?
For over 50 years, ACHIEVE, a Community Rehabilitation Program (CRP), has been serving individuals with disabilities with housing opportunities, employment training and career opportunities. They have an outstanding vision of creating and expanding opportunities, and leading people with purpose. This is done by treating all people with dignity and respect ina safe and secure environment.
Read More about ACHIEVE at: http://www.achievehs.org
Eloura Association in Australia is "making a difference to peoples lives." provides quality education and employment training to people with a disability in Cootamundra, Young, Temora, Harden Coleambally and surrounding districts.
The Elouera Special School has provided education to children in the area for over 40 years and more recently Elouera Industries, Elouera Laundry, Elouera Recycling and Elouera TT's Cafe have provided employment and training to adults with a disability.
Visit them at: www.elouera-association.com
Known as one of South Australia’s oldest and most respected disability service providers, Minda’s vision for people with disabilities is to live enriched lives. From disability support to housing options, aged care and much more, Minda offers support to over 1500 South Australians. Now in it's 119th year, service quality and continuous improvement remains a focus of this values-based organization. www.mindainc.com.au
Eden Social Welfare Foundation service include vocational training for physically and mentally disabled individuals of adult age, job counseling, emotional therapy, as well as early intervention services for children with delayed development and residential care for seniors. The Foundation steadfastly believes in “providing holistic care throughout life”, providing the physically and mentally disabled with complete services that encompasses body, mind and soul.
NDS: A strong voice for disabilty service providers
NDS is the only organisation that represents the full spectrum of disability service providers across Australia. From small support groups to large multi-service organizations, NDS has been providing a united voice on disability issues for over 7 decades. Promoting quality service provisions and life opportunities for people with disabilities, NDS is THE Australian peak body for non-government disability services.
Read more at: https://www.nds.org.au/
Did you KNOW?
The Goodwill Industries International, Inc.(GII) Member Services center, located in Rockville, MD, offers local Goodwills® a number of benefits to enhance their programs and services, and grow their Goodwills. GII is made up of a network of over 162 independent Goodwills strives to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and families by helping people reach their full potential through education, skills training and the power of work!
Find out more about Goodwill at http://www.goodwill.org/
Elevator Group is a not for profit organisation whose mission is to 'Support People with Diverse Needs.' This group does that by employing people with disabilities at their operations at Altus Enterprises and Able Products. Through a joint venture, they are also partners in the Geneva Elevator Company that specialise in recruitment consultancy.
To learn more about this Workability International Member, visit www.elevatorgroup.org.nz.
Read the latest news of Workability International member House with No Steps:
As of March 17, 2017, House with No Steps is excited to announce our expansion into Victoria through a merger with fellow disability service provider, Interchange Northern Region Inc (ICN).
House with No Steps is excited to announce our expansion into Victoria through a merger with fellow disability service provider, Interchange Northern Region Inc (ICN). This merger brings great benefits for both organisations including enhanced stability, additional resources, experience and opportunities for expansion.
As a small local provider, ICN recognised that it needed to join forces with another organisation in order to continue providing high quality services to customers and families in the fast-growing and competitive market created by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
ICN’s Committee of Management decided to merge with House with No Steps after an extensive search for an organisation that shared their values and would provide increased opportunities for their customers and staff.