Centacare Industries (CI) is an Australian disability enterprise and a program of CatholicCare - Sydney, the Catholic welfare agency for the Archdiocese of Sydney. As a business service, CI provides supported employment to adults with a mild to moderate intellectual disability.
Over thirty years ago the Sydenham/ Bankstown Challenge Foundation started Quamby, a sheltered workshop which grew out of their school and the need for their young adults with an intellectual disability to be engaged in meaningful work. In 1994, the workshop became a program of CatholicCare Sydney and continues to grow and prosper as Centacare Industries.
Centacare Industries is committed to assisting people of working age with barriers to social and vocational participation to achieve their potential at work and to be valued and active members of the community.
|Centacare Industries receives funding from the Commonwealth Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA). With around 15 support and management staff our business enterprise is the vehicle that enables the employment and training of not less than 65 supported employees. As well as earning an income, supported employment provides opportunities to participate in the local community and develop social networks. |
Employees at CI love to do a good job. We know that skills and self esteem develop when individuals are given the chance and training to do work that is valued.
Centacare Industries will be well known for providing a high quality training and working environment that empowers people with a disability through our secure and growing business enterprises.
Based at Belmore Sydney, business income is generated through, Light Manufacturing, Packaging, Assembly, Mail Fulfillment and Secure Shredding & Recycle Services. Another core division is the Garden & Tree Services offering Landscaping Design whilst maintaining many School campuses, Church grounds, Group Homes and commercial premises. The crews also provide and maintain Indoor Plant Hire Services. Centacare Industries offers Logistics Management Services including the warehousing and national distribution of products for a number of major manufacturers and wholesalers.