"From the moment The Junction Works first came to my home, I felt comfortable and trusting...The Junction Works eased my anxiety and I am blessed to have [them] in my life. The Junction Works add so much extra into everything they do. My kids cannot tell me how their day was, but I can tell from the smiles on their face when they leave The Junction Works that they enjoyed their day, and this means everything...I tell families that they are missing out if they do not come to The Junction Works."
- Evelyn, 2018
"Totally enjoyed myself today. Not only the cars that were on display but all the friendly staff on The Junction Works table. You all did an excellent job with the BBQ. Great to catch up with Chris, Marilyn, Leanne, Fernando, Kerrie and Tanya and all the volunteers that helped out."
- Eric Cook, volunteer at Claymore Community Centre, 2016
"Good work The Junction Works, always contributing their time and resources towards people of all abilities. It's wonderful to see."
- Ambarvale Rosemeadow, 2017
"The Junction Works - what an amazing organisation! Such dedicated, caring, motivated and always friendly staff... I am so pleased to be associated with them. The joy and happiness which came from [their guys] was palpable. Thank you all so much for everything you do to enrich the lives of our family members. Thank you again to all of you."
- Christine Bell, 2016
"Such a great organisation that for the past 11 years has helped me to do things I'd never done before, and I made so many friends not just with clients, but also the wonderful staff as well, the awesome staff [at] The Element are by far the best...thank you The Junction Works for changing my life."
- Scott Chant, 2017
YOUTH & SPARK TESTIMONIALS
"As another great supporter of TJW thank you for sharing [the SPARK video]. It looks like a lot of fun and another year of success. I know the hard work put in by all involved. It was great to see some familiar faces that I was so blessed to once have been involved with. A job well done."
- Dee Dee Wardle, 2016
"Thank you for everyone from The Junction Works. You have done a great job putting SPARK together. The guys from Life Without Barriers had a great time and would like to come back next year."
- Patricia Bills, Life Without Barriers, 2016
"Thank you so much for the amazing experience. This will forever be one of the best memories of 2016."
- Cara Baker, Student who attended SPARK, 2016
"Thank you for giving my daughter the chance to experience SPARK. She loved the experience. It's been lovely to watch her grow and become more sure of what she wants to do from her experiences with Youth Clicks."
- Karen Baker 2016, mother of Cara Baker
"[SPARK] was so good! Learnt so much about how to improve my self-esteem."
- Logan Miller, student in TJW Youth Clicks workshop
"I realised that I am more capable than I thought."
- Student at TJW SPARK Festival 2015
"I connected and bonded with many different people at SPARK and have definitely changed my outlook on [diversity]."
- Student at TJW SPARK Festival 2015
"I just wanted to let you know how fabulous George's workshops with our Year 7 and Year 8 students have been. His information is delivered in a clear, precise way and he gives simple but effective strategies that students can use if needed. He relates well with the students and I think that his work is invaluable...what a difference they would make to the students and to our school. Also, his presentations to whole year groups are very good too. We appreciate your input George. Looking forward to working with you again...thank you so much to The Junction Works for the work you are doing!
- Liverpool Girls' High School, 2017
David lives has been attending The Junction Works’ Disability Day Program since he left school over ten years ago.
Anne, David's mother, says David really enjoys his time at The Junction Works, particularly the variety of activities he’s involved in and the good friends he’s made. “David is very social. He loves involvement with people”, she explains.
Michael and Anne are aware of how easy it is for people with a disability to slip into isolation. So it’s important to them that David continues to enjoy a strong social network.
Like most parents, they rank connection with family and friends, along with good health and happiness as their primary aspirations for their son.
In fact, being able to spend time “just hanging out with mates, cooking a meal or watching the footy” is one of the tangible benefits they see being provided by The Junction Works’ Living Skills and Respite House.
They also see the House providing David with the opportunity to develop skills that will assist him in increasing his independence; like problem solving, decision making and confidence in functioning in new and different environments. Skills that can, as his Dad puts it, “further his horizons”. These are the skills that will build David’s confidence to transition into alternate living arrangements when the family’s situation changes. And The Junction Works will be supporting David and his family on his journey towards greater independence.
NDIS Participant at The Junction Works, Haik Adams, talks about his experiences receiving disability support from TJW Occupational Therapist, Lisa.
For more information on The Junction Works' Occupational Therapy Services, please click here.