August Update

Innovation in Disability Employment Team Award for R&C

In last months newsletter, we mentioned that our Recycling and Collections Facility had been nominated as a finalist for the NESA award for Innovation in Disability Employment Team.  We were successful in winning this award and the team is still beaming with excitement!  This prestigious award was presented to Chief Executive Tanya O'Shea during the Gala Awards Dinner, held on the 22nd August.

Receiving this award just goes to show the dedication that the R&C team put in on a daily basis and also strive to create a supportive workplace, which has resulted in extremely high employee satisfaction and engagement that motivates staff to deliver excellence in service and high productivity.

Well done, team!

See all the award winners here
Cane2Coral 2017 Participants

2017's Cane2Coral saw eight IMPACT staff members and their families take to the streets and complete the brand new course over both the 4km and 10km run.  

Chief Executive Tanya O'Shea and Board Chair Member, David Batt took on the 10km track, while all other staff members and their families completed the 4km course.  It was a great day for all involved and there were definitely some sore legs over the next few days!

The IMPACT C2C team
Minister Visits R&C Facility
Recently we were honoured to have the Hon. Jane Prentice MP visit our recycling and collections centre. The Minister went on a tour of the facility, met and chatted with members of our team and congratulated Gary Rhodmann on winning the NDS & Buyability employee contribution award.
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Shalom students donate to Street Outreach Service

Students from Shalom College recently donated a large number of items to IMPACT's Street Outreach service.  These students have spent the last few months gathering items in order to donate them to Bundaberg's homeless community.

These donations consisted of blankets, bags, various clothing items and hygiene products. IMPACT Community Services and The Street Outreach Service would like to thank all of those involved in donating.  If you would like to find out more, click the link below.
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Skilling Queenslanders Update

In the recent round of Skilling Queenslanders for Work (Department of Education and Training) contracts , IMPACT Community Services was awarded funding for a further 45 places for students to study CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support.

This funding was particularly timely with the 01 September rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in the Bundaberg district. IMPACT Community Services works closely with industry in determining the need for skilled workers. We are very pleased to be providing first class training so that many more people gain the skills, knowledge and experience required to find work in the expanding community services sector.

If you are interested in gaining an entry-level qualification in this sector, please contact us for further information.

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New Laundry Commences

Christensen Industries were successful in being awarded the New Image Laundry building contract recently and civil work commenced last week.

New Image Laundry, currently located at 41A Princess Street Bundaberg East, covers 143 square meters and employs staff living with a disability.

The new building, due to be commissioned in February of 2018 will cover 1,047 square meters and over the next 5 years, create 25 full time jobs.

New Image Laundry
IMPACT's Pool Gets Shady
August saw the installation of a shade sail over the shallow end of the IMPACT Community Services pool ready for the summer season.  The pool shade sail has been funded with assistance from the QLD Cancer Council.
Ready for Summer
Staff Bio - Jo

Jo Gordon is a Mental Health Support Worker and our NDIS contact.  

Jo has been with IMPACT Community Services for just over 8 years.

She is available to answer any questions that you may have in relation to the roll out of the NDIS so please don't hesitate to give her a call.

Here's a bit about Jo!

Staff Bio

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