Brisbane North, Queensland
Brisbane North CSM Tara has knocked down her home ready to commence a rebuild project. Her son Jax also placed 3rd in his recent cross country race!
Our Support Worker Mikayla Messer had recently returned from competing in a triathlon in NZ and now jetting off to the Philippines for yet another Triathlon – this woman is a machine!
Brisbane North is welcoming a new addition to the family, our Participant Andy has welcomed his beautiful daughter Pandora, born on 18th April 2023 at 7:10am – Congratulations Andy!
– Tara Burns, Client Services Manager
Branch Manager Blayne is expecting her second child at the end of July 2023!
– Blayne De Visser, Branch Manager (VIC/TAS)
At the end of last year, I was nominated to do some of the advertising campaign for the NDIS quality and safeguard commission. I had a great time filming the ad and doing a poster as well for it. As a below knee amputee I was happy to share my experience with the team filming and get the word out there for the NDIS.
You can find out more about the “Make it know, make it better” campaign here
– Lexie Halliwell, Regional Manager Bendigo
HAPPY SINHALA AND TAMIL NEW YEAR!
14th of April every year is a very special day for Sri Lankans, as this day is dedicated to celebrating the Sinhala and Tamil New Year. It is a major anniversary celebrated by not only the Sinhalese and Tamil people but by most Sri Lankans.
The dawning of the New Year is traditionally celebrated with the lighting of the hearth and traditionally boiling milk using a brand-new clay pot as a symbol of prosperity. The overflowing of the boiling milk is considered to bring good luck for the entire family. Thereafter, the traditional milk rice and an array of sweetmeats are prepared and enjoyed by family and distributed among neighbors symbolizing unity.
Aside from all the different customs and traditions carried out as a part of the celebration of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year, there are many traditional games and activities that people of all cultures engage in together and enjoy.
The pictures below are from celebrations at our SW, Chathura’s house on 14th April 2023
– Fiona Rodrigo, Client Services Team Leader
Gold Coast, Queensland
Benefits of Networking!
On Wednesday the 15th March, The Gold Coast office had their first Network Event, it was a fantastic day with a great group of people from all differing fields attending, we were able to spend some time with them all and get to know what each of them did and how they impact the industry in their own way.
We had Nick and Renata to introduce Complete Nursing and Homecare with Bel Bakes following on with a presentation to highlight what CNHC does and to showcase their Purpose, vision and values.
we were very lucky to have two wonderful guest speakers:
Anne Shaw from Cycling without Age telling us about their fantastic initiative, Cycling without Age use Trishaw bikes to take the elderly and disabled participants for a ride around a popular park in Paradise Point, they have also purchased some Trishaws that have wheelchair access just recently, it was lovely to hear her tell us that the reason that the volunteers enjoy doing it is because they get to see the beautiful smiles on all the participant’s faces.
Hayden Brown – Director at Gold Coast Disability and Youth tell us about what he does and the reasonings he wanted to make an impact on young people’s lives in the disability/Youth Sector
The Gold Coast office is definitely looking forward to the next meeting
– Bel Bakes, Client Services Manager