New Tulgeen staff undertake PART™ Training

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New Tulgeen recruits and existing Tulgeen staff due for refresher training undertook their Predict Assess Respond To (PART™) training over three days with Tulgeen’s in-house accredited PART™ trainer Paul Spiteri.

PART™ is a proactive response approach to the prevention and management of aggression in the workplace consistent with a positive support framework resulting in positive outcomes for all. (Formerly Professional Assault Response Training). PART™ is a 2 or 3 day workshop providing a comprehensive and systematic approach to the predicting, assessing and response to aggressive/challenging behaviour.

PART™ is one of a series of core competencies held by all Tulgeen Disability Support Workers which allows them to provide superior support to individuals with challenging behaviours whilst maintaining active WHS considerations in regard to the safety of the client, individual worker and team.

Congratulations to Megan Bartlett, Jacob Francis, Garnet Mullins, Brett Ritchie, Paul Kidd, Simon Szanto, Charlie Dadd and Ashlee Pearce for completing the three day training and obtaining and/or maintaining their PART™ competency.

Gooseboy Productions work with Tulgeen on our first promo

collageBrent, Ginny and Chris from local production company Gooseboy Productions worked with Tulgeen on and offsite to film a day in the Tulgeen’s life for a new promo.

Our staff and clients had a truly exciting and fun day participating in the shoot.

The promo will air on network television in July to coincide with the launch of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in South-Eastern NSW.

Thanks to the Gooseboy team who engaged beautifully with everyone.  The Client Services General Manager says she’ll give you a job at Tulgeen working with our clients anytime!!

Disability Trust in Bega hosts NDIS Open Day on 18 May – All Welcome

Come along to a free open day – All Welcome

Do you have any questions about the NDIS? Do you want to know how the NDIS will affect you and your family?

When: 18 May 2016

Where: Junee Waites Meeting Room, WorkAbility Office 156 Newtown Road Bega,

10:00am: 1:1 Meetings available with NDIS Support Leader.

12:30pm: Light lunch will be provided

2pm: Junee and Dane Waites talk NDIS & ACT parent’s feedback on NDIS experience

3pm: Simon DeSousa from NDIA talks NDIS.

Tulgeen signs 18 month partnership deal with House With No Steps

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 From left: Mick and Nathan from House with No Steps with Tulgeen CEO Pete Gorton  and Paul Spiteri, Operations Manager ADEs.

Congratulations to Operations Manager ADEs, Paul Spiteri for securing an 18 month contract with House With No Steps for the Bega Valley Work Crew.

House With No Steps is a national disability services provider who won the Telstra sub-station maintenance tender for New South Wales.  In turn, Paul has negotiated a share of that contract in the South East corner which will be delivered by the Bega Valley Work Crew , one of Tulgeen’s Social and Disability Enterprises.

Nathan Kempshall, General Manager Facility Services and Mick Hodgkinson, Operations Manager Facility Services from House with No Steps visited Tulgeen yesterday to sign the contract and were taken on a tour of Tulgeen.

“Tulgeen is delighted to be in partnership with House With No Steps” said CEO Pete Gorton, “and I wish to acknowledge Paul Spiteri’s work in securing the contract for the Bega Valley Work Crew.”

The Bega Valley Work Crew is one of four Social and Disability Enterprises operated by Tulgeen. “As we move into the NDIS, we welcome participants seeking meaningful paid supported employment” explained Paul Spiteri.  “If you’re someone looking for supported employment within the Bega Valley, please don’t hesitate to contact me on 0407 298 954. I’m here to support your employment goals in your NDIS Plan.”

Miriam’s Gift to screen on National TV – ABC News 24 on 24 May

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Tulgeen is excited to let everyone know Miriam’s Gift is going to screen on TV on Tuesday 24 May on ABC News-24. Times: The usual times are 11:55am and 5:55pm, it’s worth tuning in both times as schedules may change.

Congratulations Miriam and our thanks to Miriam’s Tulgeen art mentor, Jen Mackenzie, the filmmaker Deb Pearce and Vanessa Milton, ABC Open Producer for their support and great work on this short film.

Short Film about Tulgeen’s Art in the Garage artist Miriam Kydd features on ABC iView

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A selection of Miriam’s stunning artworks

Tulgeen Art in the Garage artist Miriam Kydd’s story is currently being featured in a collection profiling regional artists on iView. She’s one of only 6 stories in the collection from across the country, so it’s a big coup getting both Tulgeen and Bega on the map! http://iview.abc.net.au/collection/makers-and-creators

‘Miriam’s Gift’ can also be viewed in Short Films on the Tulgeen website.

Tulgeen Stall at Pambula Markets

Last Sunday, Tulgeen ran a stall at the Pambula markets. Corni and Taylor helped out for the day. Up for sale were scarves, bonsai trees and calendars made with the help of a grant from Grand Pacific Health.

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Sales were excellent, thanks to everyone that dropped by on the day. An especially big thank you to Corni and Taylor for their hard work!