Lessons from the quiet architects of more inclusive employment in Australia

Jul 5, 2024 | General

Sally McGeoch, PhD Candidate at the Centre for Social Impact Swinburne, recently undertook research on Jigsaw’s partnership model, drawing some valuable insights which are well-documented in her recently published case study (read below!).

At Jigsaw, we believe that people with disability should be fully included in the workforce, and to achieve this we must embrace collaboration. We value our partnerships with other enterprises within the sector, and know that it is through these cross-sector collaborations that we will achieve ultimate impact for the disability employment sector.

As Sally noted in her case study, our cross-sector collaborations, such as our partnership with Macarthur Disability Services, ‘not only support the development of the individual partners but also showcase innovation and have the potential to transform the disability sector as a whole.’

Sally’s research concluded that cross-sector collaborations led by WISEs have the potential to:

Strengthen impact and networks

• Create a more sustainable sector and

• Lead to better policy delivery

To read the full case study, download the PDF below.

About Jigsaw

Jigsaw is a social enterprise that provides an innovative pathway to open employment for people with disability. By embedding a comprehensive skill-based training program within our commercial document and data management business, Jigsaw enables people with disability to achieve their employment goals at their own pace. Jigsaw’s holistic approach starts from the very basics of core work skills and supports trainees all the way through to transition to open employment with ongoing support and coaching once they have transitioned. 

Jigsaw is located in Sydney, MelbourneBrisbane, Adelaide, and Canberra.