Avenue is a Co-Working Space where people of all abilities are supported to work, socialise and develop their individual skills, regardless of their support needs.
Avenue is not your typical day program for people with disability. At the heart of Avenue Co-Working Spaces are work teams, which empower people with disability to engage in meaningful and supported work through the sharing economy, micro-enterprises and entrepreneurship.
Led by a Team Coordinator and assisted by a group of passionate support workers, Avenue team members with similar skills and interests work together in their work teams to generate revenue, which is then shared equally amongst all contributors.
Coming to a workplace each day is not just about coming to work; it is about connection to community and building social relationships.
Like any Co-Working Space, Avenue encourages all team members to build social skills and relationships, and offers a social program in which team members are empowered to exercise individual choice in accessing the community.
Avenue Social team members choose what they want to do, with whom, and when they want to do it.
Continued post-school learning is a critical aspect of the Avenue model.
All team members at Avenue develop an individual skill development plan with a Learning Coordinator, which is designed to support each person’s individual learning and skill development goals.
Avenue Learning intersects closely with both Avenue Work and Avenue Social, harnessing each of these areas of activity for furthering and consolidating the learning and skill development identified in their plan.
Using Your NDIS Funding
Avenue Co-Working Spaces are designed for people of all abilities; including those with high and very high support needs, who require assistance to access the workspace or community.
Avenue is a registered NDIS service provider via parent non-profit Fighting Chance, and team members use a range of NDIS line items to attend, including Core Supports (Social and Community Participation and Daily Living), Capacity Building and Finding and Keeping a Job.
“I’m all about creating social media posts as part of the Avenue Hub Management team”
“I’m all about long bushwalks with friends and support worker with Avenue Social”
“I’m all about producing products from my artworks to sell at the Avenue Markets”
Where To Find Avenue
We currently operate three Avenue Co-Working Spaces in Sydney: Frenchs Forest, Botany and Parramatta. New sites will be opening in 2020.