Valley Industries Ltd first began operations in Taree on the Mid North Coast of NSW in 1971. Since that time Valley Industries has created a range of support and employment opportunities for people with disability. We employ over 120 people with varying disabilities who are trained in a diverse range of business skills. Our clients participate in meaningful paid employment. Valley Industries has a broad range of Australian Disability Enterprise services, including: Natures Care Nursery, Valley Vintage (op shop), The Vallley Coffee Spot, Complete Grounds Care, Secure Document Services, Timber Products, Beekeeping Supplies, Valley Laundrette, Intalink Therapy Solutions and newly opened Valley Café. We also have a Day Service division to provide day programs for people with a disability, from school leavers to Active Ageing.
What Valley Industries provides to the community
Valley Skills for Life:
The purpose of Valley Skills for Life is to help people with disability develop the skills they need to increase their independence and participate as valued and active members of the community with a person centred approach. Planners work with each individual to design a program of activities to achieve the individual’s goals.
Valley Skills for Life provides programs which include:
Community Participation provides eligible school leavers training and support to be involved in many varied programs which include developing social skills, pre-employment training and the ability to participate in the broader community.
Life Choices assists people with moderate to very high support needs aged 25 to 54 to achieve their goals and participate as valued and active members of society, provide flexible programs and activities that meet individuals’ goals, health and activity levels, life stage, interests, and changing support needs
Active Ageing responds to the needs of people with a disability aged 55 – 64 years. The Program aims to promote an active and healthy older life, maintain capacity to participate in community life and remain independent, promote opportunities for participation in purposeful activities and ongoing personal development, support participants to develop and sustain social networks and interactions.
Self Managed provides people with disability the opportunity to manage their own program of activities and the funding with help of an intermediary service provider, Valley Skills for Life is able to offer this service to people with a Self Managed program.
Self Directed people instruct the Valley Skills for Life planners on the programs, activities and supports that they require & would like
Centre Based primarily people use the Valley Skills for Life Centre for many of their programs, depending on individual choice community programs are also accessed
Individual Community Based activities are provided in a range of community settings these are selected by the individual & arranged with help from Valley Skills for Life planners.
Valley Industries Ltd also provides Australian Disability Enterprises (ADE) services in a wide range of divisions employing persons with a disability areas including:-
Complete Grounds Care;
Natures Care Nursery
Valley Secure Document Services
Work Skills & Joblinks
The Valley Coffee Spot
The Valley Café
The Valley Launderette
Intalink Therapy Solutions
All employees and clients are encouraged to realise their full potential by a uniquely broad, flexible environment that challenges and inspires them.
Experienced, dedicated staff members provide traditional and innovative support. Personal and social responsibility is nurtured, respected and rewarded.
Our business has vibrant, strong links with our community, parents, disability services and other community organisations and figures, and these are continually developing.