We were delighted to host the new Minister for Disability Issues, Hon. Penny Simmonds at Kilmarnock Enterprises on Friday.
Minister Simmonds has made engagement with Aotearoa Disability Enterprises (ADE), the representative body for disability enterprises in Aotearoa, of which Kilmarnock is a member, a priority since her appointment to the Disability Issues portfolio following last year’s election.
Our conversations with the Minister were incredibly productive, and she has expressed her support for our work and her commitment to seeking solutions to reduce the challenges and constraints Kilmarnock and our fellow ADE members face.
We look forward to working closely with the minister and the government to maximise the employment and development opportunities we can create for people with intellectual disabilities in Ōtautahi Christchurch.