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.
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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