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Mr Chappel says requesting a carer is than 30 supported employees in simply a matter of pressing a button Fire & Clay’s Lilydale factory, and in the app on your smartphone and then sold in selected Mitre 10 waiting for an offer from a nearby stores across Victoria and Tasmania. carer to appear within minutes. That response will include the carer’s “This is the first time Fire & Clay name, photo, star rating, charge rate products have been stocked by and estimated time of arrival. a large commercial enterprise,” says Reeni Ekanayake from Wesley Mission Victoria. “This means Wesley can continue to grow employees’ care on demand confidence, skills and sense of personal value for years to come A new mobile app that enables through stability of produ ct demand. in-home care services on demand “For Fire & Clay employees, this people to access affordable, from qualified care workers has is a very proud moment and an been launched in South Australia. opportunity to showcase their quality, hand-crafted pottery In a world-first, Ubercare allows pieces to the wider community people to find carers at short notice for purchase, and to educate in a similar way to how people can the community that people with order food or request immediate stick it physical disabilities can and should transport through their smartphones. Fire & Clay’s new herb sticks not “If you or a family member need urgent care or assistance, Ubercare can link you with a qualified, insured intellectual, neurological and be able to participate in life and only look great in the garden, they’re reach their full potential.” Wesley Mission Victoria’s social Visit the website to find Mitre 10 made by supported employees from enterprise, Fire & Clay. stores that stock the herb sticks. when and where you need it,” says The ceramic sticks are crafted, creator Simon Chappel. shaped, painted and glazed by more and police checked carer who will provide affordable personal care products 13