In this segment on The Project, our Co-founder Laura O’Reilly shares the story of how her brother Shane has inspired a movement that is moving the dial for people with disability across Australia.
Over 4 million people in Australia live with disability – that’s one in six. And sadly many of them find the struggle to find a job insurmountable. Laura tells the origin story of Jigsaw and you’ll also hear from Brittany, who has secured mainstream employment following her training and work experience at Jigsaw (a social enterprise empowered by Fighting Chance).
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.