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What do access, inclusion, choice and control mean in your life?
What does it look like when services are doing this well?
At AnglicareSA we want everyone who accesses our services and who works or volunteers for us to feel safe, welcome, included, valued and respected, regardless of their physical, intellectual, social, sensory, emotional and psychological differences and abilities. We are developing a plan that will help AnglicareSA continue to improve how our organisation does this over the next four years.
We want to hear from you.
If you identify as having a physical, intellectual, social, sensory, emotional or psychological difference or disability, or you care for someone or have a family member who does we need your help in developing this plan. We need people who are connected to AnglicareSA - employees, volunteers and clients.
You can give us your ideas and suggestions by participating in two possible ways:
Meet with AnglicareSA Practice Development Manager, Jodie de Jong. She can come to you so you can tell her your ideas and suggestions.
Attend the Open Space Forum.
When: Wednesday, 5 March, 2014, from 9.45am - 2pm
Registration from 9am
Where: Balyana Conference Centre, 46 Strathcona Ave,Clapham
Lunch, refreshments and a crèche will be provided,however, bookings are essential.
The venue has parking that is accessible to people with mobility difficulties.
Please tell us about your access needs when booking.
To participate in either of these options, please contact Di Robinson on 8305 9200 or email email@example.com
Your point of view is important in shaping the future of AnglicareSA.
We look forward to hearing from you.
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Working together to drive change in SA
AnglicareSA CEO The Reverend Peter Sandeman has called on all levels of government as well as state and federal opposition to work together in supporting all workers affected by the closure of GM Holden in 2017.
Peter joined SA Council of Social Services executive director Ross Womersley and Uniting Communities CEO Simon Schrapel in applauding Premier Jay Weatherill's plan for jobs, not only for Holden workers, but those in associated industries who will be affected.
"The time for action is now. We have four years as a state to ready ourselves for Holden's closure. I would like to see all levels of government take a bi-partisan approach to supporting the workers of South Australia and providing a future for their children, with jobs they can aspire to," Peter says.
Find more in the release.
For those who've come across the seas, we've boundless plains to share.
This verse from Advance Australia Fair will ring very true this Australia Day. Join AnglicareSA and other social services providers for the Welcome to Asylum Seekers picnic, a day of shared food, fun and games on January 26.
Whether you're a new arrival or you've been living in Australia for part or all of your life, everyone is welcome to this alcohol-free event.
Please spread the news of the picnic among your networks, bring a plate of food to share and RSVP by registering at Event Brite - search for "Welcome to Asylum Seekers Picnic" or follow the link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/welcome-to-asylum-seekers-picnic-tickets-9854304490
AnglicareSA is sad to report that one of our dedicated Home Care workers, Maureen Elliot-Barry, died after a tragic accident involving a motor vehicle at a client's home on January 6.
Maureen's family has told us she was a very private person and they have also asked for privacy while they grieve.
They did, however, allow us to share little bit about Maureen.
"Maureen Elliot-Barry was very loved by her husband, daughters and grandchildren. She was born in Scotland and moved to Australia more than 25 years ago. Maureen worked for AnglicareSA for more than seven years and she has worked in aged care for more than 15 years.
"She was very loved and respected by everyone she knew and she will be sadly missed."
AnglicareSA is providing support to Maureen's loved ones, her workmates and the wider AnglicareSA family of staff, volunteers and clients.
An investigation into the accident is underway.
The Reverend Peter Sandeman
Chief Executive Officer
THANK YOU for your generous donations!
From all of us at AnglicareSA - Thank You!
Throughout December we were overwhelmed with the donations of cash, food, toys, gifts and toiletries from our donors. We were able to provide all of the hampers we had allocated, and assist hundreds of families around Adelaide over Christmas.
A fantastic effort!
Unfortunately, the need does not end here. The increased demand at Christmas puts a strain on our emergency assistance sites, which often then start the year with empty shelves. If you would still like to donate goods, they can be taken to the following sites:
• Head Office at 18 King William Rd,
• The Mission at 93 Elizabeth Way,
• The Old Rectory at 9 Mary Street,
• The Magdalene Centre at 35a
Whitmore Square, Adelaide
• The Picket Fence at 1167 South Road,
• St Hilary's at 1 William Street,
Please call 8305 9200 for site opening times over Christmas
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Positive futures for children with autism
Darkened sensory rooms, ball pits, indoor swings - it's a child care centre like no other in South Australia.
But while these things sound like fun, they're actually vitally important for the development of children with autism.
Welcome to AnglicareSA's Autism-Specific Early Learning and Care Centre at Daphne St, Prospect.
Last month the centre officially opened its $2.1 million redevelopment, funded by the Federal Government's Department of Social Services.
Centre Manager Sarah Ferguson says it means the centre is now perfectly suited to the therapeutic needs of children with autism
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