Tulgeen presents to View Club Annual Zone Conference

It was great to present to the View Club’s Annual Zone Conference last week.

Club representatives from Narooma to Eden heard of activities Tulgeen can provide for people living with disability.

Susan Stephenson of Eden View Club and conference organiser with Karen Machan and Jen Russell from Tulgeen.

Tulgeen’s Busy Film and Theatre group

Check out our happy Film and Theatre group. They are busy preparing props for their next film production.

Pencil in the end of June to see ‘Fast and Furious’ Tulgeen style. We can’t wait!

Jacinta, Graham, Andy and Taylor

Wayne

Ashley, Brad and Mitch

Special O Group

Tulgeen clients that are part of “The Special O Group” went to Canberra last weekend and played Ten Pin Bowling. There were smiles all round, as you can see in these photos


 

Special thanks to volunteers Kathy Porteous and Joe Stewart for making this happen.

Our community is greater for their efforts.

National Volunteer Week

It is National Volunteer Week. This week, we celebrate and give thanks to the generous contribution of our volunteers. Tulgeen volunteers are a core part of our organisation. For this, we are very grateful. Volunteers enrich and enable many peoples lives on a daily basis. Thank you.
   

Fun at a Art Workshop at Bithry Inlet

Artist, Julian Meagher lead a workshop for Tulgeen Clients this week. Thank you Bega Valley Regional Gallery for arranging this valuable workshop.

We certainly made the most of the opportunity and the sunshine in this pristine environment. 
 

Tulgeen helps welcome Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove to the Bega Valley

Earlier this month, we were delighted to attend the civic reception to welcome Governor General, Sir Peter Cosgrove and his wife, Lady Lynne Cosgrove to Bega, hosted by Bega Valley Shire Council.

Pictured here; Governor General, Sir Peter Cosgrove and his wife, Lady Lynne Cosgrove with Rose Hulst, Carrie-Ann Halpin, Joy Umback, Mary-Ann Krol, Kristina Walker and Wayne Ramus, of Tulgeen.

Successful nomination to the Bega Valley Shire Council Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee

Jen Russell CEO has successfully nominated her membership of the Bega Valley Shire Council Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee 2017-2021. The first meeting will be held on Monday 8 May 2017. Jen looks forwards to working with the broader community, Council and other committee members to advocate for people with disability to support positive outcomes for our shire residents and visitors.

Companion Card NSW – a worthwhile resource to check out

Creating greater inclusion for people with disability who require assistance accessing the community. What are the key benefits?

  • Companion Card holders receive a free ticket for their companion at venues throughout Australia
  • Promoting the rights of people with disability through community inclusion
  • The Companion Card belongs to the person with disability so they can choose who come to support and assist them while they’re out

Who is the resource for?

  • People with disability who require support each time they access the community.

Companion Card is a not-for-profit program, funded by the NSW Government and managed by National Disability Services.  Please visit the Companion Card NSW Website

http://www.nswcompanioncard.org.au/

Tulgeen accomplishes a very successful Third Party Verification Audit

March 27-29th  2017 Tulgeen underwent our third party verification audit against the National Disability and Practice Standards.  We are proud to say that we have been acknowledged for meeting the ‘intent’ of the Standards, and in some areas for exceeding the ‘intent’.  In particular our inclusion activities, our ‘rights based’ focus, and the Tulgeen teams ‘humanistic culture’ that support clients to lead happy and fulfilling lives.  It was also noted that our recent restructure, updating of systems and policies, Board governance and effective management has provided Tulgeen a solid base as we fully transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Tulgeen looks for opportunities to improve the quality of our services, and what we can offer.  We look forward to continuing working with current clients, their advocates and carers, and with new NDIS participants to achieve and set new benchmarks  ‘enabling a good life’

Congratulations Tulgeen, a great achievement by a great team