Hiring people with disability at Crepe Café Aspley has been a game-changer both personally and professionally for owner Emma. In the three years she has been connected with EPIC, Emma has provided employment opportunities for six people with disability. She has had her ideas of disability … Read more about “People with a disability can do a lot more than what society labels them with,” Emma.
The success of Petite Waffles was revolutionised when they began hiring people with disability, says manager Eli. Petite Waffles began working with EPIC six years ago, first bringing Peter aboard before hiring an additional three people with disability. Eli is passionate about the change brought … Read more about “Peter is Petite Waffles, he brings such an amazing atmosphere to this company.” – Eli.
Every day at EPIC we support incredible job seekers who are working hard to make their dreams a reality. We met Lincoln in July 2017, when he required assistance commencing the Skills for Education and Employment program through TAFE. We helped Lincoln start the program, and in the meantime … Read more about “I love earning money… I even bought my mum a necklace and shouted her out to lunch.” – Lincoln
“Having this job is important as it’s building my self-esteem, and I now have my own money.” – Alyssa
Alyssa has found a great career start amidst fishy friends, having just commenced at Barefoot Fish in Loganholme’s Hyperdome Shopping Centre. Barefoot Fish is Australia’s only fish spa, where customers put their feet in tanks of water and small fish nibble away dry and dead skin. Our Business … Read more about “Having this job is important as it’s building my self-esteem, and I now have my own money.” – Alyssa
Life rarely follows the path we think it will, and when things go off course, being surrounded by the right people can make all the difference. EPIC’s Launceston team recently celebrated a great win when our job seeker Geoffrey landed a great job at gas products supplier Supagas. Geoffrey’s new … Read more about “I feel over the moon to be working again.” – Geoffrey
Employment for people with Down syndrome is an important step towards independence. And like all students just out of high school, Sonya was excited to start her first job and begin her journey into early adulthood. Sonya has begun part-time work in administration at the Department of Natural … Read more about “I am really happy to be starting my first ever job with such a lovely group of people.” – Sonya
For many people with disability, part-time work is an opportunity to get their foot in the door and learn valuable skills to take into future employment. People with disability deserve the same opportunities as everyone by being exposed to all kinds of life experiences through … Read more about “I look forward to learning new skills and meeting new people.” – Jennea
9 years ago, Michelle Owens' life was turned upside down when she sustained an acquired brain injury from a car accident. Previously, Michelle worked as a GP in the Logan area. Following the accident, Michelle had to re-learn how to walk, speak, swallow and recognise her children. Despite having … Read more about Michelle’s journey of a thousand steps