About the Microenterprise Project Website
Our website offers a platform for people with disabilities who operate Microenterprise businesses across Australia to showcase their work.
About the Valued Lives Microenterprise Project
Valued Lives believes everyone has the right to work and should be able to access flexible and tailored supports to build their capacity and skills to gain meaningful employment.
Valued Lives has a strong interest in leading the development of Microenterprises for people with disability living in the community.
Microenterprise plays a highly important role in employment creation and income generation opportunities for people with disability.
Our Innovative Employment Advisors work flexibly to support people with disability to engage in a process of discovery, business planning and ultimately launching a sustainable Microenterprise in line with their interests and talents. Our co-working Hub spaces provide a location for Microenterprise owners to network with peers and operate their business with the support and mentoring of the Valued Lives Microenterprise Project team.
The Microenterprise Project Team were recognised for this vital work when they won the Excellence in Improving Employment Opportunities award at the prestigious WA Disability Support Awards night. The Microenterprise Project team were nominated for this award by one of the project participants who has benefited greatly from the support and guidance received from the team.
About Valued Lives
Valued Lives Foundation is a peer-led support organisation operating in Western Australia that is run and controlled by people with disabilities and family members with extensive knowledge, skills and expertise in delivering peer-led initiatives.
Over 75% of our Board and Staff have lived experience or have a family member with a disability and/or mental health condition.
Valued Lives Foundation has been involved with several NDIS initiatives; a non-government provider of Local Area Coordination in WA, we then commenced delivery of capacity building strategies and support coordination when people transferred to the NDIS.
Valued Lives Foundation has a “think big, remain small and deliver locally” mantra. As members of NACBO ( National Alliance of Capacity Organisations) we have built solid partnerships with like-minded small grassroots organisations across Australia to build people’s knowledge, shift mindsets and strengthen values-based leadership so that Australians with disability are empowered to have full, meaningful and inclusive lives that are rich in relationships.