our village.

our village.

It takes a village.

Hamlet offers hands-on training programs for people facing significant barriers to employment, to help them increase their chances of finding paid work. We are currently working with three target groups. These individuals face barriers to employment due to:

  • Long-term unemployed people
  • mental and or physical disability and/ or
  • a lack of language and or numeracy skills

The nature of the disadvantage these people suffer is more than just a training gap. They often face social exclusion. Hamlet provides an opportunity for participants to gain skills, confidence and friends, and connect with their community.

OUR PROGRAM

our stories.

Adam’s Story

Adam’s Story

Adam is 24 years old. Adam barracks for the Richmond tigers and comes in to Hamlet every Wednesday morning for work experience. At 3 years and 2 months of age Adam was diagnosed with PDDNOS (Pervasive Developmental Disorder – not otherwise specified).   For this Adam was assessed by a group of 4 medical professionals,… Read more

Jaala’s Story

Jaala’s Story

Jaala has never had a job. Jaala went to Taroona High School – She didn’t like High School, she was bullied and describes it as quite horrible. When she finished high school, she went to Hobart College where she studied Art and Graphic Design. She finished 3 years ago and tried to go to University… Read more

Alex’s Story

Alex’s Story

At birth Alex displayed extreme hypotonia also know as floppy baby syndrome, along with facial features and hand markings associated with the condition, Alex’s parents were told she had Down Syndrome. The prognosis was not particularly “sunny”. Alex’s parents were told that Alex would be mentally and physically disabled, that she may not walk due… Read more

Jack’s Story

Jack’s Story

Jack is 24 turning 25 in June. Jack has never had a job. Jack is one of 8 kids, 6 younger and 1 older. Jack went to New Town High school and then went on to Elizabeth College where he studied a range of subjects including English, Japanese, Psychology and Retail. In year 10, after… Read more

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