Supported Employment

All adults are entitled to the opportunity to participate in valued employment.

Our aim is introduce employees to a supported and inclusive work environment and assist them to achieve to a standard that may eventually lead to open employment.

Our policies are guided by the Disability Services Standards and we are funded by the Federal Government.

Support and assistance is provided by trained Employment Officers enabling employees to reach their full potential. The George Gray Centre has three social enterprises:

Foster Place Cafe

Foster Place Gardening Service

Benefits of supported employment

  • A safe, supportive and social workplace

  • Ongoing support and access to additional services

  • Ongoing training and skills development

  • Social activities and celebrations

  • Career advice and assistance in preparing for open employment

Foster Place Cafe

Our Café, located in Maffra, provides employees with the opportunity to learn all aspects of the hospitality industry such as table service, food preparation, coffee making and cash register operations.

Established in September 1995, Foster Place Cafe has continued to grow and has become a favourite lunch spot for locals. With a cosy indoor area and a beautiful courtyard with a playground, it's family friendly (and dog friendly!) as well as accessible. Our cafe also provides a range of services including:

  • Corporate catering

  • Catering platters

  • Special occasion cakes

  • Venue hire for special events

If you have a special event coming up or would like to organise catering for your business, please get in contact and we'd love to help you!

Foster Place Gardening Service

Foster Place Gardening Service is a Maffra and Sale-based social enterprise providing a fast, reliable residential and commercial lawn mowing service. Real life, real work, real wages.

The property maintenance department operates three mowing crews who provide services to private, commercial and contractual customers. Our employees become familiar with all aspects of property maintenance from lawn care to equipment maintenance.

Whether you need a one-off service to tidy up your lawn or you need a regular service, we can help. We’re happy to meet with you to discuss your needs and give you a price.

Quotes are obligation and cost free and are based on the type of lawn being mowed and the area size.


Phone: (03) 5147 2221

24 Foster Street, Maffra VIC 3860

PO Box 203, Maffra VIC 3860

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