We invite you to become involved in exploring real solutions, ideas and activities that will bring about changes to the ACT Disability Workforce. The Workforce Impact Collective Pilot Funding Program gives you the opportunity to test innovative ideas and concepts to ultimately grow the capacity and capability of the workforce, thus improving the lives of those who live with a disability, their families and carers. The program is open to individuals, groups and organisations, but may also include collaborations between multiple parties. You are encouraged to talk to us about your ideas, however big or small they may be.

WIC Pilot of the Month

Communication - a partnership with service users (Run by Sharing Places Inc.)
Communication Pilot   Communication Group

Lucinda will benefit from 
improved communication

  Manpreet Kaur, Mary-Ann Kal and Kylie Stokes
from Sharing Places

This exciting WIC Pilot run by Sharing Places Inc., the leading specialist service in the ACT committed to supporting people with disabilities and high and complex support needs, focusses on finding ways to optimise communication between support workers and people living with a disability (and their families/carers).

The first stage of the pilot has commenced, with information being gathered from support workers and service users via questionnaires, focus groups, and feedback on existing and new communication channels and methods. Once this research stage is complete, the Sharing Places (SP) Project Team of Manpreet (Pilot Coordinator), Mary-Ann (Program Manager-SP) and Kylie (Executive Director-SP) will be enlisting the support of IT and Communications specialists to help them develop innovative communications tools. 

Other Pilots

The Mature Aged Workers Pilot (Run by Achieve By Design)
Mature Aged Workers Information Session   David Hill and Susan Beaumont
Mature Aged Worker Information Session   
Project leads David Hill and Susan Beaumont

Research shows that the secret to ageing well is staying active, connected and engaged in meaningful activity. Project leads David Hill and Susan Beaumont are showing that the disability sector presents a great opportunity for mature aged men and women. Their innovative WIC project aims to encourage people aged 55 and above to consider frontline disability support work, regardless of their previous work experience.

In Stage 1 of the project, through interviews, workshops and information sessions, mature aged people have heard about the many opportunities for flexible and meaningful work in the disability sector, and have responded very positively. Stage 2 of the project will give participants an opportunity to meet disability employers and explore training and employment pathways. Congratulations Achieve By Design for your truly innovative project!

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