One of the eight WA Disability Enterprises recently announced they have changed their name from Intework Incorporated to Intelife Group.

Intelife was formed 25 years ago by a group of parents who wanted to create employment opportunities for their children and other people with disabilities. The name Intework reflected the purpose of the organisation in assisting young people getting “into” work.

Today the organisation offers an extensive and diverse range of services, including Lifeskills, to enhance independence; Supported Employment; Open Employment; Respite services and bespoke Training and Development.

Intelife Chief Executive Officer, Fiona Beermier says the new name not only reflects who Intelife Group is today, but it also provides some insight into the growth the business is currently undergoing and the future direction of the organisation.

“Since the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and WANDIS trial sites, we have sought opportunities to evolve and enhance our services based on feedback from our participants on what they need most.

“At Intelife we believe that the normal conditions of life such as education, exercise and recreation should be readily available to all people with disability.

“We recognise each person as an individual with different needs, and because of this we deliver flexible, holistic and unique programs.

“Not only has our Lifeskills program increased in attendees by more than 40% since 2008 we have also broadened the scope of employment opportunities through our Supported Employment program having been awarded a number of major contracts with local and State Government.

“As we embrace the changes our sector is currently experiencing, we will continue to evolve and support our participants and anyone living with a disability, by offering more opportunities, more choices and more pathways all leading us into life.”

A special event will be held early next year where Intelife’s fresh new look will be officially launched.