Federal Labor Member for Barton and Shadow Minister for Families and Social Services, Linda Burney visited Fairmont Nursing Home in Bexley where she met with local residents and staff member, Rebecca.
Rebecca is an Arncliffe resident and employee who was engaged by Fairmont through Job Support, a Disability Employment Service agency.
Rebecca has worked at the facility for seven years.
Ms Burney joined Rebecca during her work routine, which includes preparing residents’ sheets.
“It’s the best job in the world”, said Rebecca. “It’s good, and I like my supervisor.”
Fairmont Director, Linden Hayler says that Rebecca’s work has not only been important for her personally, but it has been invaluable to Fairmont.
“Rebecca relates really well with the residents and they enjoy her company,” said Ms Hayler. “She’s a member of the Fairmont family.”
Ms Burney said this was a great example of workers with disability doing important work in our local communities.
“It was a wonderful visit, I’m really proud of the work that Fairmont and Job Support are doing here in Bexley,” said Ms. Burney.
“I hope that this facility can serve as a blueprint for other community organisations to engage people with disability”.
This election is a choice between greater opportunities for people with disability or bigger tax loopholes for the top end of town under the Liberals.
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