Partnership with House with No Steps06 Sep 2017
Lake Haven Centre has partnered with disability service provider House with No Steps to provide employment opportunities and support those living with a disability in the local community.
House with No Steps empowers those living with a disability to succeed in their own right, by providing supported employment services in partnership with organisations in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory.
The partnership will see House with No Steps take on management of landscape maintenance services at Lake Haven Centre from August 2017, and provide 3 jobs for people living with a disability.
Centre manager, Mike Cochrane said Lake Haven Centre is committed to enriching community experiences and this partnership was a perfect opportunity to strengthen its connections with the local community.
Mr Cochrane said this forms part of Vicinity Centres’ broader sustainability strategy to support the employment of disadvantaged members of communities into our organisation and supply chain.
“Partnering with House with No Steps allows Lake Haven Centre to provide employment opportunities to those who may otherwise struggle to find employment,” Mr Cochrane said.
“This partnership is a fantastic opportunity for both organisations, and highlights our shared commitment to make a meaningful difference within the local community through our day-to-day operations.”
House with No Steps Operations Manager, Facility Services, Michael Hodgkinson said the partnership with Lake Haven Centre is a great example of how organisations can support and give back to the community.
“Employment opportunities provide those living with a disability so much more than a job – they provide purpose, build skills and allow relationships to grow. The employees are trained in all aspects of landscape maintenance by our fully qualified horticultural supervisors to develop their overall skills in this area,” Mr Hodgkinson said. “We are pleased to welcome Lake Haven Centre as a partner and look forward to working together to help people living with a disability gain increased independence and confidence through employment.”