Goddess Cleaning - A shining example of social enterprise
As a survivor of domestic violence with three young children to support, Stacey Barrass discovered the only employment options on offer were less than ethical organisations who paid well below award wages. Armed with a belief that everyone deserves an opportunity to change their life by receiving a hand-up through supportive, flexible, empathetic employment, she created Goddess Cleaning.
Now accredited as an NDIS social enterprise with profits going back into the business to provide staff development and training, Stacey’s business ethos is people centric. She employs only local staff, all of whom are sole parents, and ensures they are in easy driving distance to where they live in case they need to rush home. And she is committed to training and upskilling staff to help lead them out of the cycle of disadvantage.
“We invest greatly in our tribe’s sense of belonging and self-worth. This is how we cultivate an exceptional work ethic and inspire dedication to excellent customer service because this is more than a job, it’s a passion”, says Stacey.