Western Australian Disability Enterprises celebrates 3 years

Ruth Cresswell with Disability Services Minister Helen Morton.
Ruth Cresswell with Disability Services Minister Helen Morton.

MORE than 200 people helped Western Australian Disability Enterprises (WADEs) celebrate its third anniversary last month.

The group comprises eight organisations that work together to provide supported employment for about 2000 people in WA living with disability and mental illness.

The event also celebrated WADE’s securing $25 million in longer-term contract agreements with State and local government agencies and winning the Buy Social award at the 2015 Social Enterprise Awards in Melbourne.

High Wycombe resident Ruth Cresswell was one of five supported employees from across the State who was presented with a length of service award recognising her work for ParaQuad Industries.

Employment and training officer Trudy Logan said Ms Cresswell has worked at the business for 25 years.

“Ruth is a very diligent worker,” she said.

“Ruth has established many great friendships and we see many employees look up to Ruth.”