Welcome

Welcome to Workmates Supported Employment.

For 20 years Focus Trust Incorporated, a Charitable Trust trading as 'Workmates Supported Employment' has been providing FREE SUPPORT AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES in Porirua and the greater Wellington region.

WE HAVE BEEN SUPPORTING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND BARRIERS TO EMPLOYMENT SINCE NOVEMBER 1995.

The focus of our service at inception was to develop small businesses that would provide market-waged employment in a supportive setting. 

We found that operating as both employer and primary support agency led to some confusion for clients as well as potential conflict of interest risks. 

As a result we sold the business.

In 1999 we transitioned into a pure supported employment agency as defined by the ASENZ document 'A New Way of Thinking'.

SINCE 1999 WE HAVE MADE OVER 685 JOB PLACEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS INTO MAINSTREAM EMPLOYMENT.

We have created an easy to follow 4 step process to assist you into gaining employment.