Real work experience helping LiveBetter clients develop

LiveBetter client Taylor Hooker helps deliver and sell The Cobar Weekly each week. Photo contributed

LiveBetter have been very active in our community with clients getting a wide range of work experience and participating in activities to help develop their social skills.

LiveBetter’s disability support worker Myshelle Gillette said Cobar businesses have been very open in welcoming their clients into their work places.

Their clients have been working at the local supermarkets, at pubs, the youth centre, museum and also selling The Cobar Weekly each week.

“They have been working on their customer service skills and communication skills,” Myshelle said.

“Their confidence is growing and they are taking a lot more pride in themselves and are looking more presentable.”

At the supermarkets the LiveBetter work experience participants have been tasked with helping to stack shelves, restocking fruit and vegetables, and working in the deli department.

Clients have also been helping out in the Grand Hotel and Empire Hotel as kitchen hands and serving soft drinks.

They have been serving at the shop at the Youth Centre; and working behind the counter at the Museum where they also greet visitors and help to clean up around the yard.

The group also sells and delivers copies of The Cobar Weekly around the CBD area, and collects the mail twice a week.