After reading in Tuesdays Albany Advertiser that Foodbank is in urgent need of donations, GSP joined together with Spencer Park IGA and purchased 130kg of fresh & packet pasta to donate. As we assist people with disability, illness and injury to find employment, we see the struggles of living on a low to no income can have on families in our community on a daily basis.
GSP proudly took home the 2017 ACCI Great Southern Community Business award on Friday night. Tracy the CEO, Mark the Chairman of the board along with his wife Marg and 3 ECs Michaela, Michael and Siobhain attended the awards night which saw many local business nominated, awarded and congratulated for their achievements. The event was enjoyed by all with excellent food, great company and live music by Tre Amici. GSP would like to thank all the finalists and nominees for their continual hard work in the Great Southern.
Great Southern Personnel (GSP) proudly nominated 3 Employment Coordinators for the awards. They were Siobhain, Dee and Kris. Siobhain, Dee and Michelle (Bunbury site Team Leader) attended the event and although weren’t award winners they had a great night and were thrilled to be part of the event.
This year's awards drew 130 nominations, and winners were announced at a gala dinner held at Crown Perth on Saturday April 29, in front of sell-out crowd of 750 guests.
National Disability Services (NDS), WA State Manager Julie Waylen said the awards set an important benchmark for excellence, and recognise the positive impact support workers can have on the lives of people with disability.
"Working in the disability sector is more than just a job; it’s a great career choice for those looking for meaningful challenges and those who want to have a real and profound impact on the lives of people with disability and their families," she said.
It's about giving support that recognises the person, respects their dignity and enables them to live a good life.
GSP would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the efforts of all its Employment Coordinators in assisting people with a disability, illness or injury to gain sustainable employment.
Harmony Day is about cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home. We celebrate Harmony day because cultural diversity is what makes Australia great.
Sandra (Team Leader) & Lee (WF Coordinator) went along to represent Great Southern Personnel & Workforce at the Harmony Day festival held in Katanning on Saturday 18th March, an annual regional event for the Great Southern, celebrating diversity and respect for different cultures that make Australia a great place to live in. They set up a stall providing a plethora of information about the services & assistance that we can provide within our community. What an amazing day with an overwhelming interest from passers eager to find out more about what we & you can do! GSP held two FREE!!! Competitions on the day, the entrants were asked to complete a two page multiple choice questionnaire about disability awareness for a $100 voucher to spend at TARGET and a $25.00 voucher to a randomly chosen entrant that was required to name two disabilities.
Important news about Great Southern Personnel and GSP Workforce
We are delighted to let you know that Great Southern Personnel and GSP Workforce will be moving into our new premises as of Tuesday 3rd January, 2017.
Over the past 12 months we have been renovating 2 – 12 Peels Place, which is located directly next door to our current location.
The entrance to our new location – Unit 4 / 14 Peels Place, is located at the back of the building.
Our phone number – (09) 9842 1510, and mailing address – P.O. Box 5562 Albany, will remain the same.
Wow what a difference the new roof makes GSP are very excited with the progress of the new building. All in a days work
We are very excited to see lots of action going on at the new building we all can't wait to see a brand new roof
BNI—DISABILITY SERVICES MORNING
On the 1st of July BNI held a disability services morning in which 8 local agencies shared what they do in our community to support people with a disability. These included; Great Southern Personnel, Worklink, ACTIV, Southern Regional TAFE, Disability Service Commission, Albany Secondary Education Support Centre, City of Albany, CarersWA and Dale Arthur from National Disability Coordination Officer (Perth).
We would like to give a special thank you to our client Ron who shared his own personal story and how many of these organization’s have assisted him to get his life back on track enabling him now to chase his dreams and aspirations.
All members found the session very informative and didn’t realize what incredible services we have to support community members with an illness, injury or disability.
“You don’t know what you don’t know “
Albany's 2016 Chevron City to Surf for Activ,
Tracy and Sandra participated in Albany’s 2016 City to Surf walking 4km on Sunday the 7th of August Albany put on excellent weather for the event.
Sleep Out - Homelessness Awareness
Tracy took part in the inaugural sleep out in Albany town square on Thursday 4/8/16 to increase awareness of homelessness. GSP staff raised $210 between the staff that will go directly to purchasing swags, blankets, clothing etc.. through Regional counseling and mentoring services . Tracy stuck it out all night in the freezing cold.
On the 16th December, 2013 Lotterywest announced the successful tender of $520,000 to Great Southern Personnel Incorporated (GSP) to alter and fit out new premises purchased by the organization to deliver employment opportunities for people with a disability.
We are pleased to announce that Tectonics was awarded the contract to manage the alterations and fit out of 2—12 Peels Place and work has now commenced.
It is anticipated that all works will be completed by December 2016.
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