Avenue is a day program alternative where people of all abilities are supported to complete work tasks, socialise and develop their individual skills, regardless of their support needs.

 

When you join Avenue, you will take part in Avenue Work, Avenue Social or both!

Avenue work order fulfilment team

Avenue Work

Avenue is not your typical disability day program.
At the heart of Avenue are work teams that support people with disability to engage in running a microbusiness, in a fully supported space.

Avenue participants with similar interests work together as a team in a microbusiness and are assisted by a team of passionate support workers. All profit generated in the microbusinesses is then shared equally amongst participants. Our teams include Order Fulfilment, Animals, Gigs & Flyers, Hub Management and Markets & Entrepreneurs. 

Avenue Social a day at the beach

Avenue Social

With Avenue Social, participants are out and about in the community, enjoying all that it has to offer, regardless of their support needs. Each activity is facilitated by our team of dedicated support workers who are trained to develop our participant’s skills and integrate learning into the day’s activities. 

We have a varied social calendar with different activities, locations, group sizes and timings. After a day at Avenue Social, participants leave feeling more skilled, more equipped, and more empowered than before.   

Meet Timmy | Avenue Parramatta participant

“I love the Yevu team, I do collecting orders, invoices, folding, double checking and stocktake. At the end of the day, we update the tracker, and I can do the invoices really fast now. I’ve learned so much at Avenue.”

Meet Brendan | Avenue Newcastle participant

“I enjoy the different, varied options I get here. Not every day is the same. I don’t really want to sit around doing the same thing, and at Avenue you’re busy, doing different things.”

Meet Nat | Avenue Botany participant

“I joined teams such as Markets and Order Fulfilment first, and I really enjoyed them. It’s lots of fun. I love working with the animals. I work in Gigs and Flyers as well – I absolutely enjoy that, especially when it’s a nice warm day.”

Where To Find Avenue

We currently operate four Avenue coworking spaces in NSW:
Frenchs Forest, Botany, Parramatta and Warabrook in Newcastle.

My daughter Sofia,  absolutely loves her time at Avenue taking care of the dogs in the Pets team and looks forward to going each week. Given potential employment opportunities for Sofia are limited and social interactions can be limited, going to Avenue gives her purpose and meaning each week and provides the opportunity to engage in the work economy, learn social and work skills whilst creating meaningful relationships.

Tracey

Mum of Avenue Participant, Sofia

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A workplace for all

We believe that everyone has the right to access employment, and make a productive contribution to the economy, if they choose. That’s why we’re redesigning work so that everyone can participate, regardless of their support needs.

Avenue’s vision is a world in which work is accessible for all.

Our mission is to build a network of coworking spaces that set a new standard for the economic and social inclusion of people with disability.

Using Your NDIS Funding

Avenue coworking spaces are designed for people of all abilities, 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
  • Finding and Keeping a Job.
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Make an extraordinary contribution to the lives of people with disability! Check out what roles we have available.