Unlike most commercial laundries, we are a locally developed Toowoomba company created by the Toowoomba Clubhouse, a not-for-profit organisation supporting people who have a lived experience of mental illness and struggle to secure employment.
We are a self-sustaining social enterprise that helps change lives.
Any surplus we make is re-invested into improving our laundry services or supporting local mental health employment projects.
When you use Vanguard Laundry Services, not only do you get a high quality laundry service, but you will also help provide jobs and training for local people who need a helping hand.
The Toowoomba community has embraced our vision and we look forward to serving you.
Build a sustainable social enterprise business with a positive open employment environment.
Together we will offer supported pathways from unemployment to a sustained livelihood through successful employment.
The overall economic inclusion of the new employees will create a positive attitudinal shift in the broader community towards people living with mental health issues.
Our career development centre
We are more than just a state-of-the-art laundry service. We are also an employment launch pad for people who have experienced mental illness and struggle to secure gainful employment.
Paid employment provides security, economic wellbeing and an opportunity for social engagement. At Vanguard Laundry Services, we offer our employees access to:
- A career development centre that hosts a calendar of free personal and career development events.
- Career development planning.
- Work placement pathways with employment partners.
- Access to higher education training and nationally recognised qualifications.