Taking Charge – The Story of Workbridge

About the book

To celebrate 90 years of supporting disabled people into employment opportunities, Workbridge commissioned historian Janette Munneke to write a book, Taking Charge: The Story of Workbridge.

Workbridge has a proud history as an independent disability-owned and led organisation, delivering a well-supported set of training and employment programmes to the community.

The book aims to shine a light on Workbridge’s legacy of supporting disabled people to gain employment after World War 1 through to today. It provides valuable insights into the impact of war beyond the frontline and it explores the ways Workbridge helped returned servicepeople rediscover their interests and aspirations.

It demonstrates that the organisation we now call Workbridge has both led, and been led by, changing social attitudes towards disabled people and expectations about their ability to contribute to society.

If you are interested in the history of the employment of disabled people, “Taking Charge” is an enthralling read

Download “Taking Charge” Free

You can download “Taking Charge” in the following formats:

  • Audiobook, zip file containing the book in MP3 format
  • PDF

Order “Taking Charge” in Hardcopy

You can order “Taking Charge” in hardcopy format for $30.

To place an order, please contact our National Administrator.