Monday, 24 January 2011

St Marys. Enterprise factory could close

The Karelle Life Enrichment Service’s enterprise factory, at St Marys, could cease operations unless it becomes self sufficient before federal government funding runs out in June. Up to 15 people with intellectual disabilities make items, such as, cheese boards and chopping blocks to coffee tables, toys, mirrors and wine stands from recycled timber. Marketing assistant, Chami Gunasinghe, is hopeful it will remain open to give people with disability the opportunity of a normal working life.“It would be heartbreaking if we couldn’t keep them on. They are treated like any other employee and get to experience a real working life. They receive award wages,” she said.



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