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July Program and Training Closures
Our staff will be having some professional development and a well earned break during the school holidays in July. The closure dates are as follows:
Community Connection will be closed for facility and community based programs from Monday 1/7/2013 to Friday 5/7/2013 inclusive.
Training will be closed from Monday 1/7/2013 to Friday 12/7/2013 inclusive but our offices will still be able to answer enquiries about training courses.
Our offices will be open throughout the holidays (Monday to Friday 9 - 5) to accept your enquiries as usual.
Our In Home Support services will not be effected by the closure.
Please do not hesitate to phone or call in to our offices (contact details at the bottom of this page) for any further information you require.
DisabilityCare Australia web site
DisabilityCare Australia is the national disability insurance scheme—a new way of providing community linking and individualised support for people with permanent and significant disability, their families and carers.
The roll out of changes to the way some people receive funding for services will begin on July 1
To find out more visit their web site:
SkillsConnection will be supplying information packs to all our participants, their families and carers soon.
These will also be available to the general public from our Rae Street offices.
Jiffy Leaving Their Mark On The Street
Jiffy have added a new service to their repertoire. They are now offering kerb side house number marking.
Having your house number marked on the kerb helps visitors and emergency services locate your property quickly and easily. Jiffy will stencil your house number onto the kerb with long lasting, scuff resistant paint and apply a reflective coating to the numbers so that they are clearly visible night and day.
The service only costs $15.00, a small investment that could save a fire or ambulance crew crucial seconds or even minutes when trying to locate you in an emergency.
Call into our Rae Street office or phone Jiffy on 52 321 506 to access this service.
We Welcome OBI
We are delighted to welcome Otway Business Inc to our Rae Street offices.
Otway Business Inc. is a voluntary, not-for-profit, business organisation dedicated to improving the economic environment of our community by fostering the development of business for growth and prosperity in the Colac Otway Shire.
Their executive officer Jan Browne has moved into an office in our building where she will be organising the Colac Otway Business Awards, taking care of OBI memberships and supporting and promoting the interests of the shire's business community.
Looking For A Job?
Watch this space. We will be posting a Situation Vacant listing for an experienced Disability Services executive here soon.
We are always on the lookout for well presented and enthusiastic direct support staff to work in our disability service programs. If you are already in the industry and looking for a change of scenery or you think that a career in this field might be the one for you. Don't wait for us to advertise, drop in to our office or give us a call to talk it over.
Some feedback we recently received:
Re: ISP reviews
"We appreciate the work you have put into this and love the way your service is so flexible and client focussed."
New product launch: Quality outdoor/indoor furniture.
We are delighted to introduce the latest product from our enterprise team.
This high quality, hand crafted outdoor/indoor furniture is available from Studio 92 or to order by calling or emailing our reception.
The extremely comfortable chairs are of an ingenious two piece design that slots together for easy transport and storage.
The table locks upright for safety when in use but folds neatly away too.
Treated Pine frames and Merbau slats keep the weight down without sacrificing strength and longevity.
The table shown is a two setting size but larger versions are available and all pieces can be painted or stained to your specifications.
Click here for prices and more pictures.
SkillsConnection D.E.S. gains a 4 star rating and ranks in the top 20%
Our Disability Employment Service has broken into the top 20% of the nation's DES providers and gained a four star rating.
The four star rating will guarantee that we continue to provide employment support to people with an intellectual disability, an injury or a health issue which presents a barrier to them gaining full time employment for years to come.
DES funding is dependant on providers achieving a minimum of 3 stars to qualify for ongoing funding and our four star rating means we are assured of ongoing funding until the rating is reviewed in 2018.