BUSY At Work is proudly supporting Disability Action Week to be held from 13-19 September.
BUSY At Work National Disability Coordination Officer Gold Coast, Alisha Larkin said that for BUSY the week is about raising awareness of disability issues, empowering people with disability and improving access and inclusion throughout the wider community.
“We are excited to be hosting two activities during the week, one community activity at the BUSY At Work Ipswich Hub and Café as well as an internal BUSY staff morning tea at the Southport Head Office. These activities are designed to highlight the fact that disability touches the lives of most people with one in five Queenslanders having a disability,” Ms Larkin said.
As part of the Ipswich celebrations BUSY At Work will be aiming to support local organisations to become stronger together by promoting career opportunities for people of all abilities in Ipswich.
Fifty cents from each coffee purchased at the Café during the week will go towards supporting the work of one of Australia’s leading disability organisations, House with No Steps. Funds raised will provide continued learning and skills development for people wanting to obtain employment in their Choice Solutions and Community Access programs.
Alisha said the morning tea celebration at Southport would feature a short film called “The Interviewer” which highlights the perception of disability and the benefits of a diverse workplace. Alisha will also be talking about the Australian Government initiative, Job Access and how it can help inform employees and team managers about available services and equipment which can facilitate an inclusive workplace.
“We feel very excited to be able to take part again in Disability Action Week and encourage all BUSY At Work employees to support these events,” Ms Larkin added.
In September last year BUSY At Work launched the inaugural Accessibility Action Plan to bridge the physical, social, and organisational barriers between people with disability and the broader Australian community.
BUSY At Work CEO, Paul Miles said BUSY was committed to working together with people with a disability, stakeholders and the community.
“BUSY At Work acknowledges the important contribution that people with a disability make to our diverse workplace. We understand their challenges and recognise the need for transitional support to help them participate fully in education, training and employment,” Mr Miles said.
Click here to learn more about BUSY At Work’s Accessibility Action Plan.
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