All can be accomplished
People with disabilities have ability; the level of ability should not discriminate their goals and achievements. Being able to be fit in the workplace and feel they have contributed in day to day activities, no matter the level of disability they have. Records show that relatively few people so far have been transferred from the workshops to the “integrated employment settings”. Why is this? Many people can speculate, but I believe it to be the level of comfort, support and social activities these ADE’s give its employees. Being welcomed and not having to fear the unknown. Making friends, going on outings, celebrating everything that can be celebrated. Living life to its fullest.
How can this be?
A non for profit organisation that employ’s jobs for people with disabilities.
An ADE is Non for Profit, regardless of some negative thoughts on the actual terminology. “Sheltered Workshops” are run for its employees. All funds go back to the employee’s full stop. This is truly a place where employees call home and a place to belong without prejudice.
The Future with disabilities is bright
At Hoxton Industries, they encourage and train its employees to move out to integrated employment, until now. With Changes coming in to the NDIS in 2016, Hoxton Industries are trialling integrated employment in reverse. They are bringing in able bodies to work alongside people with disabilities. Keeping the employees comfort, goals, culture and achievement’s at Hoxton. Will it work? Only time will tell.
Author: George Boutros: Hoxton Industries; moving into tomorrow, today.