In a show of GIRL POWER to celebrate International Women’s Day, Tulgeen clients  Jennifer Wade, Sarah Carr, Jennifer Russell, Catherine Williams, Emily Brown. Miriam Kydd, Anne Russell, Celine Skillin and textile works by  Joy Umback and Bev Mitchell will be featured in Spiral Gallery’s IWD 2015 – MAKE IT HAPPEN Exhibition.

This  exhibition acknowledges “equality for women is progress for all”. International Women’s Day is held annually on March 8th.  Around the world it’s the one day when people come together across physical & cultural divides to celebrate the rights of women & girls. This exhibition is organised by Southern Women’s Group Inc & Women’s Resource Centre. Entries welcome phone 6492 1367.

Make It Happen is the 2015 theme encouraging effective action for advancing and recognising women. Women’s equality has made positive gains but the world is still unequal. International Women’s Day celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing world attention on areas requiring further action.

The International Womens Day exhibition 2015 is celebrating MAKE IT HAPPEN by showcasing the local creative talent of women of all ages.

opens Friday March 6th 5pm – Exhibition 6-25/3/15 Spiral Gallery Gallery 1 – Organised by Southern Women’s Group Inc. and Women’s Resource Centre. Come along and celebrate.





Headed PaperTulgeen today received a Certificate of Verification which confirms  that Tulgeen complies with NSW Disability Services Standards for ADHC funded service providers.

Thanks to all  our client facing staff and Managers, Client Services Manager and Organsiation Development Coordinator who have worked hard to ensure receipt of this certification through an audit process undertaken by government appointed auditor bsi.

Addressing the entire Company, CEO Pete Gorton said “this is an excellent result, and puts Tulgeen on the path to full involvement in our transition toward Person Centred Approaches, and ultimately the National Disability Insurance Scheme.”

“The Board of Directors congratulates and thanks all involved” added Chairperson, Gae Rheinberger.

Southern Region Ability Linkers Ready to Help

Ability Links NSW (ALNSW) is a new way to support people with disability, their families and carers as part of the ongoing reforms of the disability services system in NSW. It provides people with a locally based first point of contact to support people to access supports and services in their local communities.

Ability Links NSW Coordinators, or “Linkers” as they are known, work with people with disability who are aged 9 to 64 years, their families and carers to help them plan for their future, build on their strengths and skills, and develop networks in their own communities so they can do what they want with their lives – outside of the traditional disability service system.  Linkers also work with local communities to help them become more welcoming and inclusive of people with disability.

Ability Links for Bega and Bomabala was launched at the Bega Regional Gallery on 6 February with Tulgeen’s own Damon Davies performing at the launch with other musicians.  UnitingCare NSW/ACT in partnership with Settlement Services International iis the Generalist Ability Lnks provider in Southern NSW Districts.  The Aboriginal Ability Links provider is  South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation. Sandra Patten is the Aboriginal Linker from Batemans Bay to Eden with Beck Minear as the generalist linker for our region.  To access a linker, Phone: 02 8830 0768

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Beck Minear (centre) is the Generalist Linker             Sandra Patten (left is the Aboriginal linker

Photo credits: Bega District News

For an Ability Links Factsheet Click on the image below.

a Ability Links info sheet

Spirit of Tulgeen: A good life, a happy life…

Bradley Gordon (left) enjoys  watching himself  on screen with Graham Henkel (right) during the Studio INSYNC production.  A picture paints a thousand words….

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Graham Henekl (left) and Bradley Gordon in their roles as villains in the Studio INSYNC productiom


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Gayle Ramien and Peter Burton from bsi

Tulgeen Group welcomed auditors Peter Burton and Gayle Ramien from BSI on site from 21 to 23 January as they undertook a Third Party Verification (TPV) audit on behalf of the NSW Department of Family and Community Services.

In feedback to the client services team, General Manager Jen Russell writes

This ‘one off’ audit of ADHC (Dept. Ageing Disability and Home Care)  funded programs is all about ‘continuing improvement’ and the quality of our support to our clients.  The aim of this audit is to identify gaps between service provision and the Disability Standards/Practices. 

 Both Gayle and Peter were truly very impressed by all that we do for our clients, what we offer for our clients and stated we ‘were a brilliant organisation’.  They could clearly evidence your rapport, the standard of care provided and the mutual respect between staff and clients.  Gail was very impressed when she spoke with our clients as the clients were so appreciative of all that you do for them, and that ‘would like not like to be anywhere else’. 

The Tulgeen Board of Directors and management continue to be grateful for our wonderful and talented staff who support our clients to achieve  “a better life” on a daily basis.

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