An inspiring employment partnership between Frankston job seeker
Thomas McGann and Dandenong's Wooranna Park Primary School has
gained national attention.
MatchWorks Bendigo Employment Consultant Sylvia Phan is in the
running for a national award after displaying exemplary dedication
to connecting Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) job
seekers with employment.
FUSO Geelong and local employment services provider MatchWorks
are in the running for a national award after FUSO implemented
world-first technology at its Geelong workshop to help a deaf job
seeker realise his dream of becoming a diesel mechanic.
With the National Disability
Insurance Scheme (NDIS) starting to roll out across
Australia this month, it was an opportunity to celebrate how the
scheme has already changed the lives of thousands of Australians,
such as Harrison.
Karingal has started an exciting new chapter, offering services
and supports for people with a disability in the North East
The expansion, which started July 1, coincides with the rollout
of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in the area.
The Karingal Foundation has combined with Karingal BacLinks in a
new-look department that will continue to link with the community,
fundraise and develop partnerships that benefit Karingal clients
and promote a fully inclusive community.
Karingal Chief Operating Officer Brandon Howard was looking
forward to seeing the development of the new department.
Former Karingal Chief Executive Officer Daryl Starkey was
recognised at the Victorian Disability Awards with induction onto
the Lifetime Achievement Honour Roll.
The Lifetime Achievement category recognises exceptional
individuals who have made a significant contribution over the past
20 years and demonstrated an outstanding commitment to empowering
people with a disability and improving outcomes for people with a
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was recognised on June 15 when
Eastern Hub Geelong hosted The Geelong Elder Abuse Forum.
With a new home, Geelong Acquired Brain Injury Clubhouse (GABIC)
founding member Amanda Gordon-Young says the group is hoping to
welcome new members.
The clubhouse has moved from Pakington Street to the fully
inclusive Eastern Hub Geelong, hosting weekly meetings for people
in the Geelong region with an acquired brain injury.