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Housing Project Builds Support
IMPACT are fortunate to have great support from local business, clubs and community and just recently were honoured to be the beneficiary of The Waves Sports Club’s 8th Annual Charity Golf Day, 
which was a huge success. The Waves were delighted with outcome of funds raised which totalled $10,175, again made only so successful by working in partnership with local businesses and sporting organisations.
 
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We've all been Working on a Happy Place
IMPACT Community Services are proud to officially open their new “Happy Place” Children’s Playground on Thursday December 8. The Positive Start
Parenting program will hold their Christmas gathering in the park setting so all the children, parents and staff can experience the new equipment. The interactive play ground is a sun-safe place for families and children to connect, grow, be active and learn together. Positive Start Parenting facilitator Jannene Thorn said everyone is very excited. “It is such a great educational and fun space to be in, the kids will love it. 
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Recycling Partnership is a Win Win for All
A recent partnership between IMPACT’s Recycling and Collections Centre and Southern Cross Recycling (SCR) is a win win for our people, our 
business and the environment. Two collection bins placed at Stockland’s Sugarland Shoppingtown bus stop (Commonwealth Bank end) are now ready for use by the public. This adds one more location to SCR’s 1500 sites around Australia where people can donate clothing, toys, books and mobile phones. All donated items are collected, sorted and dispersed in an attempt to divert millions of kilos of reusable and recyclable goods from landfill.
 
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Building Business Relationships One Job at a Time 
Instant Access are a national company employing local people and for that we support them. IMPACT’s employment services team Grant Rogers 
and Matt Tribodo recently stopped by to say thanks and present a $100 gift voucher to the manager Dean Turner.
“Over the last 12 months Dean has employed five staff, this is a fantastic outcome for everyone and as a gesture of good will we like to give back to local businesses,” Grant said. “We’re always looking to work closely and build business relationships. This has developed into a long-term partnership with staff being employed for various jobs, including truck drivers, scaffolding, and general labourers.”
Dean appreciates the support he receives during any recruitment process, “I’m really happy with the service IMPACT offers, the staff I have on board are great and the process was made easy. It has been straightforward and no hidden agenda. Time is precious and the team from IMPACT were very conscious of that, it was greatly appreciated.”
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CoAct Members Work on Ways for Best IMPACT 
On the 23rd of November, IMPACT's General Manager of Corporate Services, Leonie Carlile, Manager of Employment, Deneita Fewquandie and NDIS Transition
Manager, Mark Davidson visited Workways Cairns, to share and discuss strategy for Employment Services. The host of the visit was Thomas Crumpton, General Manager of Employment Services at Workways. The visit demonstrates the collaborative spirit shared among the CoAct memberships and overall was a huge success. 
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Real Estate Career Headstart
To give our jobseekers a headstart for a career in real estate we invited LJ Hooker's Jonathon Olsen to discuss the industry. 
Discussions included the differing job roles in real estate such as  Property Manager,
Salesperson, Administration/Reception, Business Development & Personal Assistant; what training or qualifications are needed to start in the industry, what to expect on a day-to-day basis and the expectations of an employer.
"Everyone who attended thoroughly enjoyed the session and learnt plenty about the industry," said Employment Advisor Matt Tribodo. "A big thank you to Jonathon for donating his time as guest speaker. Thank you for inspiring us all."
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Social Inclusion Week was a Toe Tapping Success
Despite heavy rainfall on Saturday evening the Aussie Bush Dance still forged ahead to the delight of all those who attended. More than 100 people heel and toed
and hokey pokeyed to the great sounds of local bush band Home Brewed. Entertainment also included whip cracking demonstrations, dancing highlights by the Goody2Shoes Cloggers and bush poetry by Jayson Russell. The activities room had thong throwing, thong bongo, star weaving and a horseshoe toss. There were fantastic prizes thanks to the Moncrieff Theatre, Ymazing and Ken’s Kepnock Butchery for best dressed, most enthusiastic and dancing champions. The Aussie Bush Dance is held by the Bundaberg Region Inclusive Communities Committee to celebrate Social Inclusion Week and to all enjoy our great community together.
To view video and photos of the Bush Dance please click on the link to our Facebook page.  
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Our Christmas Closure
Our office will be closed over the Christmas season from: Friday December 23 at 4pm and will reopen Tuesday January 3, 2017 at 8am.  If you have any enquiries or bookings that you would like to make before the start of next year, please contact our friendly staff for assistance before we close. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday!
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