Service rewarded at WA Disability Enterprises event

Robyn Gaff has been an employee at ParaQuad since 1985.  Picture: Andrew Ritchie         www.communitypix.com.au   d444937
Robyn Gaff has been an employee at ParaQuad since 1985. Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au d444937

AFTER 30 years in her job, Scarborough resident Robyn Gaff was presented with a long-service award at a WA Disability Enterprises (WADEs) event last month.

The award recognised Ms Gaff’s dedication and service in her role at Paraquad Industries based in Shenton Park.

In 1985, Ms Gaff joined the company that provides meaningful employment to people with intellectual and physical disabilities.

Ms Gaff said she had enjoyed her career so far because it allowed her to have financial independence.

“I like it here, my favourite part is talking with my friends and working with others,” she said.

“I’ve got a lot of friends here and I’d prefer to have a job because of the money.”

Ms Gaff said she was proud of her award and was excited to show it to friends and family.

“I took it home last week and I have to get my carer to hang the award up in my house soon.”

Ms Gaff said she enjoyed her life in Scarborough where she lives with her boyfriend of 25 years and was not leaving her job in the near future.

“I think I’ll stay here until I retire,” she said.

WADEs procurement manager Lil Paskos said it was important to recognise the work carried out by Australian Disability Enterprises.

“It has been my pleasure to be involved in WADEs over the past three years, and see it grow from strength to strength,” Ms Paskos said.

“Our partnership with WA Local Government agencies further supports employment for people living with disability across the State.”

WADEs are a collection of eight organisations that provide supported employment for more than 2000 people living with disability and mental illness across the State.