Facilitating employment pathways for young people with disability.
CASH DONATION – $6,000
For many young people with disability, finding employment at the time of leaving school is not an easy task. To facilitate achieving their employment goal, Northcott offers a two year program to support transition to work. We help develop their skills and qualifications to successfully secure and retain employment; and create and nurture relationships with businesses to provide them employment opportunities.
Northcott seeks funding to support wage subsidies, uniforms and necessary licenses for 27 young people with disability from lower socio-economic statuses in Liverpool LGA; to assist securing employment which leads to independence, empowerment and enhanced community participation.
Northcott Casula Transition to Work Program serves the people with disability in numerous surrounding suburbs: Bankstown, Fairfield and Liverpool. Our Transition to Work Program support young people with disability in the area to gain employment and allow them to contribute to the local community.
The project will help about 27 youth participants with disability from Liverpool LGA to purchase necessary tools, licenses and uniforms required for work placement and continued employment, enabling them to lead an independent life and participate fully in their community.
Enhancing the ability among the young people with disability in the LGA to participate in the labour force, will improve community outcomes and is a societal imperative as well as an economic one.
Societal: in that it enables all people to participate fully in society and be active citizens. Economic: because increasing the number of persons with disability in employment can contribute to mitigating some of the labour force effects imposed by an ageing population, can reduce dependency and improve individuals’ overall financial and wellbeing status.
In addition to direct positive impact on the young people with disability, the project also addresses the identified local community priority to reduce social isolation and develop connectedness between communities and individuals, especially for groups with multiple barriers to participation such as people with disability.
The goals of greater inclusion are in line with the priorities of the community.