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Wesley Supported Employment

Welcome to Wesley Supported Employment

Welcome to Wesley Supported Employment

Origins

Wesley Supported Employment has its roots in Wesley Mission’s David Morgan Centre—a centre that was opened in 1973 with the purpose of providing people with mild intellectual disabilities a meaningful place to work.

The centre owes its name to the late David Morgan, a former Wesley Mission Board member and business man. The Rev Alan Walker, who was Superintendent of Wesley Mission at the time, expressed at a Board meeting that he would like to do something to help people with disabilities find employment. David Morgan had a block of land that he thought could be used for just this purpose, and so the work began. The David Morgan Centre was built and became a thriving workplace that has served thousands of people over its 40 years of operation. David Morgan was involved in the centre till his death in 2006.

The David Morgan Centre has developed and changed over the years and now Wesley Mission uses this facility to offer a suite of four distinct businesses: Wesley Cleaning, Wesley Packaging, Wesley Gardening and Wesley Graffiti.

Wesley Supported Employment provides the staff for these services, along with training and ongoing support for those involved in these business areas.

Fast facts

Fast Facts Wesley Employment and Training

In 2014/15, Wesley Cleaning and Wesley Gardening crews completed 10,844 jobs, Wesley Graffiti teams removed 16,000 square metres (which is more than 2 football fields) of graffiti across 895 sites, and 85 per cent of students who studied with Wesley Vocational Institute completed their course.

Find out more in the 2015 Annual Report: Strength. Spirit. Hope.

Commitment to care

Wesley Mission is committed to finding ways to give everyone the best possible opportunity to live a full and productive life. We draw on 40 years of experience in supporting people with a disability to find and maintain suitable and enjoyable employment.

Wesley Supported Employment provides more than a job, we provide career progression through internal and external training, implement development plans and provide linkages to wrap around services with a person centred approach.

Wesley Supported Employment is one of a vast range of services Wesley Mission provides for people with a disability which include accommodation services, residential support, life skills development, employment training, day centres and respite care.

Wesley Mission has a long history of offering innovative, high quality, tailored disability services that are aimed at helping people with a disability and their carers have a better quality of life.

Wesley Mission’s values

Find out more about Wesley Mission’s values and core beliefs.

Vision and values