Relaunch for Sydney Centacare Industries

Direct Contractors, a business service that creates employment for adults with disabilities, will unveil its new name - Centacare Industries - on Wednesday.

The Catholic Weekly reports that the organisation began operating about 40 years ago, developing from a special school set up by parents of children with disabilities and evolving into a Challenge Foundation sheltered workshop called Quamby.

Centacare took over responsibility for Direct Contractors in 1995.

General manager Peter Michaelis told the paper that the main reason behind the name change is because "it better describes who we are today".

Centacare Industries is a supported employment business service for adults with an intellectual disability.

Working out of their Belmore site, Centacare Industries operates the quality assured commercial services of assembly, packaging, mail fulfilment and security paper shredding.

Also, the gardening and tree services keeps many Catholic school campuses looking clean and green all year round. Another major service is the timely delivery of The Catholic Weekly.

Centacare Industries has 61 supported employees and 15 support staff and management. Mr Michaelis provides leadership and strategic direction.

Name change but still a top service (Catholic Weekly 14/8/05)

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15 Aug 2005