Spencer Street facility creates new opportunities for participants

A woman and two men dressed in business attire are standing together, smiling and cutting a cake which has a decorative logo that reads Forrest Personnel.

A new facility in the heart of Bunbury will provide Forrest Personnel participants with greater opportunities to access services and prepare for meaningful employment.

The new facility at 90 Spencer Street was officially opened today by Don Punch MLA, Minister for Disability Services, Small Business, Fisheries, Senior and Ageing.

It has been developed as a fully accessible and inclusive space for participants and their families.

“Forrest Personnel started in Bunbury 35 years ago, and since then has played a key role in helping Western Australians with injury, illness or disability to find and keep jobs,” the Minister said.

“The new and improved facility is a welcome addition to the Bunbury area and will see the organisation provide better support to clients with disability pursuing inclusion in meaningful employment.”

New facility, expanded services

Forrest Personnel CEO Lynne Harwood said the new state-of-the-art facility would enable Forrest Personnel to expand its current services and move towards more “wrap-around” training and employment services, particularly for those accessing the NDIS.

“Participants and their families can come in and access all the services they need,” she said.

“The new break-out spaces at Spencer Street allow us to offer more group sessions – such as Job Clubs for NDIS participants – and more one-on-one sessions.

“Plus the additional computer stations will enable more participants to upskill and improve their chances of finding employment.”

Participants who access NDIS services through Forrest Personnel will now be invited to attend their appointments at the Spencer Street premises.

Other participants who access DES may also be invited to attend training sessions here.

Forrest Personnel supports people with an injury, illness or disability to find and keep jobs.
Whether you are looking for work or looking for staff – we would love to work with you. 
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