Safeguarding the future conference - Canberra, 23-24 May 2024

Registrations close at 5:00 pm AEST on Thursday, 16 May

Helen Neale

Helen Neale will be presenting at the Safeguarding the Future conference. Her presentation is titled Safeguarding a Micro-Enterprise for the future

Portrait of Helen Neale

Helen works for the Community Living Project (CLP) in SA as the Project Lead of ‘Discover Micro Enterprise: Exploring Possibilities’, a four-year ILC grant project. She is passionate about increasing people’s expectations about the capacity of people with disability to work and contribute via meaningful careers.

Helen is inspired by her son Tom who has had his own Micro Enterprise for seven years. Tom holds many valued roles, such as business owner, homeowner, godfather and skydiver!

Safeguarding a Micro Enterprise for the future

A Micro Enterprise is a small business that offers a service or product based on a person’s interests, gifts, talents, and available resources. It is a form of Customised Employment. It starts with the person; then, a job role is crafted, not the other way around.

A Micro Enterprise provides the owner with many benefits, including the opportunity to learn new skills, establish a valued presence in the community, meet people, and, of course, generate income and perhaps even profit.

As with all small businesses, establishing and operating a Micro Enterprise requires some effort. It’s definitely not a set-and-forget model! So how can families and allies safeguard a person’s Micro Enterprise for the future?

In this presentation, Helen Neale will provide valuable insights, strategies, and tips on how to maintain and secure a Micro Enterprise by leveraging both paid and unpaid support. The session will give many practical ideas on who to engage, how to involve them, shared roles and responsibilities, and how to set up monitoring systems.

About this session

  • Helen will be speaking at 1:15 pm on Thursday, 23 May, in conference room 3
  • The conference runs from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm AEST on Thursday-Friday, 23-24 May 2024

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About the Safeguarding the Future conference

  • Thursday-Friday, 23-24 May 2024
  • 9:00 am – 5:00 pm both days
  • Hotel Realm in Canberra
  • Optional networking event on Thursday evening
  • Three pre-conference webinars included in the main conference ticket
  • Pre-conference webinar-only tickets are also available if you can’t attend the main event
  • Flexible pricing is available for people with disability and their families from $0.00 to $225.00
  • People with disability, their families, friends, and allies, support workers, education professionals, health professionals, and everyone interested in safeguarding the future of people with disability are welcome to attend.
  • Registrations close at 5:00 pm AEST on Thursday, 16 May

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