Barossa Enterprises celebrate International Day of People with Disability

A well-oiled machine in the Barossa was on show to invited guests on Tuesday to celebrate International Day of People with Disability.

Barossa Enterprises (BE) opened their Nuriootpa facility to throw a spotlight on the supported employees who live with varying forms of disability.

The annual open day aims to recognise the wonderful achievements of these people and promote a better understanding of disability issues.

At BE, supported employees work as a team to manufacture quality wine packaging services to Barossa businesses.

For Craig Shipway, he shared how he feels fully supported in his role and “loves” and “values” his work.

Guests, including family members and industry leaders, were treated to tours of the Samuel Road business by supported employees, including Craig, and were further treated to food prepared by the staff.

According to Human Services Minister Michelle Lensink, the day marks a time in the year where communities can empower people living with disability and ensure inclusiveness and equality.

“People living with disability make valuable contributions to the community and all South Australians can learn from their strength and courage,” she said.

For more information on International Day of People with Disability, visit www.idpwd.com.au.