Coffee Cart Crew

 

The wonderful Baristas from our Coffee Cart project have served their delicious brew at several of  our events now – you can find them at the end of the long queues of people eagerly awaiting their brews! More than a dozen graduates of our first ever coffee enterprise will make good in placements across South Western Sydney, with opportunities for jobs. Our partnership with local cafes, the Darcy street project, and local people have ensured we live up to the “Alliance” word in our new name.

One of our recent graduates, Tiara, talked at our AGM of how being a part of the project not only gave her opportunities to return to the workforce once her youngest started school next year but also gave her an appreciation for the large varieties of coffees out there – as a coffee lover this was a huge bonus!

 

Woodworking Artists

 

 

Over the past 12 months I have been assigned the particularly rewarding task of taking a group of 6 of our service users to a Woodwork program run by Afford Disability Services at Guildford. The group have gained many new skills and learnt to work with both hand and power tools to complete individual projects such as bird habitat boxes, planter boxes, letter sorters, spice racks, recipe boxes and stationary containers.

During the past 12 months the group have gone from associates to a team of focused and dedicated friends who have demonstrated pride and cooperation in every element of each task they complete. Most recently we completed our first group project – a coat rack. It now takes pride of place in the reception area of the Earth Centre.

Well done to the Woodwork Group – keep up the hard work!

 

Luke Hull

Long Serving Champion Support Worker

 

Parents and Carer’s High Tea

Fredney Gales and his team in the Independent Community Based Option (ICBO), one of our day programs in Disabilities, recently organized an afternoon tea for the parents and carers. This was held at the SWELL room at the Chester Hill Community Centre on Thursday. The room is home to more than 20 clients attending the ICBO program. A beautiful set of cupcakes prepared by our talented clients created the atmosphere of openness and networking as parents and carers enjoyed the delicious spread.

There was a wonderful opportunity for the parents, carers and staff to get to know each other. A video was played in the background showcasing the activities from the past months. Parents and carers had the chance to ask questions and speak to any staff with regards to their progress in the program. Everyone was so excited as to set up the tables and chairs and show the hard work that everyone has prepared.

We are looking forward to this new monthly event making our program accessible to parents and carers. We are so happy to have the opportunity to show our dedication to providing  care to our clients.