Rotary Employment Project in WA
Jenni Wilke introduced our guest speaker Amy Perrie from 'Inclusion Solutions', a mentoring, training and consultancy service which supports the work and objectives of Inclusion WA, a not-for-profit organisation with a proud 25 plus year history. Assistance is provided to any marginalised demographic (i.e. not only to people with disabilities).
Amy also spoke to us about the Rotary Employment Project taking off in WA, which aims to find opportunities within the community that connect individuals to employment, based on their interests and skill sets. It is perceived that Rotarians can use their vocation and networks to positively impact the lives of people living with a disability.
Inclusion is the opportunity for all people to live a rewarding life to feel welcome, have choice and control, share public spaces and feel a sense of belonging within their community. Inclusion provides benefits to individuals, organisations and communities.
In Australia, one in six persons has a disability and 47% of those are not in the workforce. There is ample opportunity for improvement as Australia ranks 21 out of 27 in OECD countries for workforce participation.
Inclusion Solutions works to overcome perceptions and the stigma associated with disabilities. This is done by working with businesses and people with disabilities to find or create mutually beneficial opportunities.
After an interesting round of questions from the audience, the Jenni led the meeting to thank Amy for her presentation. View Amy's presentation to see how you can help. Contact Inclusion Solutions for further information.