Social Enterprise Businesses
WDEA Works Social Enterprises is a registered NDIS provider, providing a large number of services at our Warrnambool and Hamilton locations. We offer an extensive range of options for those looking to find and keep a job or participate in social inclusion and community activities.
Supporting our Community
Our Social Enterprise businesses provide services and products using a combination of skilled support employees and employees with a disability or disadvantage, working side by side. Our support employees benefit from a supervised mentorship program in which they provide support, training and encouragement to our employees with a disability. Our respectful all-inclusive community environment and culture allows all workers to thrive!
Employment for people with a disability
WDEA Works’ NDIS Social Enterprise focus on offering meaningful employment opportunities for people with a disability through a range of business enterprises. These businesses provide a supported environment for people with a disability to develop their job skills and work ethic, along with an opportunity to make the transition from supported, to open employment.
If you wish to work at WDEA Works’ NDIS Social Enterprise then you must satisfy the following eligibility criteria:
- Have an approved NDIS plan that includes funding under the support category, ‘Finding and Keeping a Job’
- Be Medically assessed as having a diagnosed disability
- Be in receipt of the Disability Support Pension
- Be of legal working age
- Be an Australian citizen residing in Victoria
For Social Enterprise enquiries, please contact WDEA Works.
The history of NDIS Social Enterprises
WDEA Works NDIS Social Enterprises division dates back to 1955 when it was previously established as ‘Yalunda Support Services’ for people with disabilities in Warrnambool, Hamilton and surrounding communities in the South West region of Victoria.
WDEA Works took on INTEG Lawn mowing and Gardening, based out of Terang, in 2007. The business is now known as Clear Cut Terang. This allowed WDEA Works to further diversify the services it could offer and was the first Australian Disability Enterprise operated by WDEA Works.
In 2011 WDEA Works was able to start working with the service as a result of a Vantage endorsed takeover. Our Supported Employment Enterprises (commonly referred to as SEEs) continue to support over 100 people with disabilities to access supported employment opportunities at businesses located in Warrnambool and Hamilton.
WDEA Works’ Supported Employment operations rely on funds provided by State and Commonwealth Governments and from income from business sales in order to operate these services.
Please contact WDEA Works to find out more about our NDIS Social Enterprises division or any social opportunities for people with a disability and our Foundation.