Brad in his wheelchair outside new Highton Green SDA

News category: Disability

Brad finds Highton Green home after 20-year search

Brad Holloway’s goal to find a home where he can live alone with the right support seemed unattainable, until he heard about Highton Green, a new mixed-use development in Geelong.

Adam finds his niche with his first paid job at Target

Adam lives with disability and has navigated the transition from school to work. The 21 year old started his first paid job at Target with support from genU School Leavers Employments Support.

New Ocean Grove community art installation

A new five-metre curved bench seat has been installed in Ocean Grove Park as part of an ‘Art in the Park’ collaboration project between genU, the Ocean Grove Park Committee and art’sKool.

Artists with disability awarded at artX Geelong

genU celebrated the talents of artists with disability at ArtX Geelong in May 2023. Held at Rachinger Gallery in East Geelong, 3 artists were prize winners.

“I got paid for the first time in 20 years!”

Kerrie is legally blind and has found work at Seasons Kitchen in Rosebud where she feels valued, supported and part of a family.

Eddy finds adventure in volunteer role

When a volunteer opportunity arose for genU’s Adventure program in Geelong, semi-retired cycling enthusiast Eddy knew he’d found the ideal way to help others.

Andrew builds independent life via supported employment

Working at genU Business where Andrew’s disability is embraced has helped him build confidence and an independent life.

Hearing dog Honey provides life-changing support to Danielle

Finding a workplace where the talents of people with disability are recognised has been life-changing for genU employee Danielle and hearing dog Honey

How supported employment builds confidence and careers

Supported employment for people with disability and NDIS plans enables employees to earn and learn in an environment where they are set-up to succeed.

Later life literacy fuels Ros’s hope

Adult literacy and numeracy training had been part of an inspiring transformation for Ros who lives with an intellectual disability.