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feature T he Bankwest Curtin Economics the low labour force participation Centre report titled ‘Small rate among people with disability Business Enterprise Models had been identified as a major of Employment: For persons with contributing factor to the link intellectual disabilities and high between poverty and disability. support needs’, examined an “Families are the drivers of emerging small business employment emerging employment models that model that caters for an individual’s are having success,” he said. Innovative jobs needs based on multiple sources of Cameron Whitelaw from Cam support including family and friends. Can Services (pictured left) in Perth Innovative jobs for people with intellectual disability can overcome the link between disability and poverty, according to a new report. The research considered four case provides a ‘waiting service’ to an studies in Western Australia and the identified niche market for busy Australian Capital Territory, where people. The service is designed so five young people with disability people no longer need to take time are working in family-inspired Small away from work, instead Cameron Business Enterprise models of waits at your home for installations employment. and deliveries. Cameron and his Lead researcher Dr Stian Thoresen said it was important to investigate new employment options given support crew also offer other services, including odd jobs and cleaning. Supporting people living with disability to live a life of their choice We have a simple philosophy at Orana... we exist to provide support for people living with disability. We encourage, we train and most importantly we provide real life choices. With services in metropolitan and regional South Australia, we ensure support is tailored towards personalised service. With a diverse range of employment, housing and life skills support options, Orana is committed to excellence through creating independence for people living with disability. To find out more about Orana and how we support South Australians with disability, visit or call us on 8375 2000. 56 employment