Saturday, April 14th, 2012
There is growing uncertainty in the Disability Sector surrounding the recent Government changes that will allow individualised funding choices for persons living with disability from July 1 2012. The way these changes will impact these individuals, their families and service providers, is still in question. How do they make the right choice and how do the service providers adapt to this change?

A group of local entrepreneurs, passionate about the sector has been dedicating their time to establishing new programs to assist in the transition to individualised funding. These much needed new programs have been developing through an innovative and unique program: ‘The Social Enterprise Workshop (TSEW)’, an initiative of CBB (Community Business Bureau), a social enterprise in its own right.

TSEW is currently calling for the next round of Entrepreneurs, people with ideas who are in need of assistance to get their projects off the ground and make a social impact. More information regarding the next TSEW workshops can be found at: enterprise-workshop

TSEW was established with the goal of resolving social problems. It does this by teaming diverse people with great ideas that can then be developed into tangible programs and business ventures which have a social benefit outcome.

A current participant, working in the Disability Sector had this to say about their experience with TSEW: “We found TSEW to have been a positive, yet at times challenging workshop. It has created debate and helped us explore the differences between for profit and not for loss organisations. It has allowed us to create a number of networks and range of tools to assist our business. Of equal value has been the opportunity to develop and learn as a team”.

The current participants of TSEW will be presenting their business plans to judges and potential funders in May this year. Some of the projects have already been backed by providers and are ready to give a much needed boost to the Disability Sector and more importantly, the recipients of individualised funding in this time of transition.

For more details about this media release and TSEW, contact: Carol Haslam or Wayne Turner on 1300 284 364
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

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