THE City of Cockburn has been recognised for its work creating employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
The City recently picked up a certificate of appreciation from WA Disability Enterprises (WADE), an alliance of eight WA organisations providing supported employment, for its efforts creating greater work diversity and delivering positive social impacts.
More than 90 people who work at facilities managed by the City of Cockburn are supported employees with disability or mental illness, with many living in Cockburn.
Warnbro resident Nathan Searle and Leda’s Adam Coore are two success stories.
The pair, which has been with the City for more than a year, is responsible for keeping up to 30 public barbecues in Cockburn clean every week.
The pair works three days a week and has also taken on gardening and barbecue maintenance in the City of Mandurah.