Meet Josh West!
Josh commenced working at Merriwa in August 2013, initially working in the Packaging division.
Back then, Josh tended to be quite shy, keeping to himself and avoiding chatting to his co-workers. But over time, Josh has worked hard to overcome communication difficulties - so much so that he now works just two days in Packaging and has been confident enough to also participate at Merriwa's Park Lane Nursery for another two days each week, as part of the Day Services Program.
Josh says he enjoys being outdoors at the Nursery, and catches the local bus to work instead of catching a private taxi.
Josh loves feeding the birds and chooks - cleaning their cage, changing their water and collecting eggs. He also likes gardening, watering the plants and visiting the library.
Disability Support Officer, Eril Edwards said, “Josh has shown great improvements in his role at Merriwa, he is more actively engaged in his work and is very capable of taking on new tasks, it’s great to see him improve and enjoy his work in Packaging and at Park Lane – well done Josh.”