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Annual General Meeting

Posted on Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Headway Gippsland's Annual Meeting will be held on Monday 24th October at the Trafalgar Community Centre, 105 Princes Highway at 11am. Sharon Kearns from Consumer Affairs Victoria will be our guest speaker and will be discussing your rights and responsibilities as a consumer. There is 3 current Board members retiring this year so if you are aware of any community minded individual's who would like to assist our organisation please pass on contact details to our General Manager Jenelle Henry or…

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August Carers Meeting

Posted on Friday, 26 August 2016

Carers travelled to Melbourne to the Crown Casino Complex to view the movie Absolutely Fabulous compliments of BrainLink who subsidised this event.    

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Brain Injury Awareness Week

Posted on Friday, 26 August 2016

As part of BIA Week 15-21 August 2016 the Wonthaggi Social Support participants displayed their art work at the local library. The exhibition was officially opened by the mayor of the Bass Coast Shire and was achieved with the support of Bass Coast Shire community grants program. Pictures were also displayed in shop front windows by the business owners in Wonthaggi as a community awareness program. The exhibition is the culmination of a year's work by group members and our volunteer artist Shary…

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Volunteer Week 2016

Posted on Thursday, 28 April 2016

Headway Gippsland's newest volunteer ; Janet De Corrado has written an article for volunteer week which we advertised in the Express and the Warragul Gazette feature. I have been volunteering with Headway Gippsland for 6 months. I work with the Warragul Social Support Program, we meet up every Friday. The activities enjoyed by the group are many and varied. I really like the way the group is directed by the interests of the participants. Every one is encouraged to make suggestions on activitie…

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Trafalgar Rotary Meeting

Posted on Thursday, 21 April 2016

The April meeting of the Trafalgar Rotary Club had 2 guest speakers from Headway attend to provide information on the services that our organisation provides.  We would like to thank participants Trevor and Barbara for representing Headway Gippsland.

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Donation to Headway

Posted on Thursday, 21 April 2016

The Board of Management of Headway Gippsland Inc would like to thank members of the Trafalgar Charity Fund who recently donated $1000.00 so that an updated TV could be purchased for the Trafalgar Social Support Group.  This was necessary as the old television did not have enough input plugs to enable the group to utilize the Wii Fit Games. The Trafalgar Charity Fund proudly provides support and promotes the Barry Lane Memorial Bowls Day in recognition of the generous support provided by Barry t…

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Mothers Day Raffle

Posted on Tuesday, 19 April 2016

 We are having a Mothers Day Competition this year with 3 prizes available. Tickets are 50 cents each and can be purchased at our office or via our members. Prizes were donated by Nancy Humphrey and Joyce Goss. 1st Prize is a handmade double bed quilt    Nancy has a stall at the local Rokeby market.     2nd Prize is a crochet blanket with a CWA anniversary cookbook    3rd Prize is a crochet rug and table runner.

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Korumburra Art Show 2016

Posted on Tuesday, 19 April 2016

In February the Rotary Club of Korumburra hold their annual art show over a weekend.  They have made a section for people with disabilities to enter their own Artwork.  This year entrants from the Wonthaggi Social Support group entered their masterpieces and Carren Sanderink won first prize of $500.00 and Jim Goss won third prize. The photo shows Carren with her winning entry.    

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CYC Camp 2016

Posted on Monday, 18 April 2016

Over the long weekend in March participants from Headway Gippsland Inc's Social Support Groups attended the City CYC camp on Collins Street Melbourne. The building had been recently refurbished and gave participants a luxurious experience. Some highlights included; a city circle tram ride, shopping, visiting the Shrine, Botanical Gardens, watching Moomba activities and fireworks, and events at Federation Square. Evening activities included the Eureka Tower, Southbank to watch the fireworks.  …

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Bass Coast Shire Grant

Posted on Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Headway Gippsland wishes to thank the Bass Coast Shire Community Grants Program  for a grant which has enabled the Wonthaggi Social Support group to purchase art supplies.                Picture: Maxine Davies Vice Chaiperson Headway Gippsland with Bass coast representative, Lyndon Bate Program Co-Ordinator and Carren Sanderink program participant.                                          

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Laptop Donation

Posted on Wednesday, 1 July 2015

It is with much pleasure that I advise you that Headway recently received a generous donation of 3 laptops from the School of Rural Health - Churchill Monash University.         These laptops along with a generous donation from Moe Lions Club are currently being refurbished by Ed Comp computers. One of these laptops will be available for use at the Trafalgar Social Support program on a mobile desk. This computer will be connected to the internet and available for all participants to use. …

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Donation for Hats

Posted on Wednesday, 1 July 2015

We recently received a generous donation from the Trafalgar Bendigo Bank for hats. These hats will be distributed to the Social Support Programs and be made available to participants should you forgot you own hat when out and about. Headway would like to thank the Branch Manager and staff of the Trafalgar Bendigo Bank for their generous donation. Regards Jenelle Henry,General Manager

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Accreditation

Posted on Wednesday, 1 July 2015

I'm pleased to say that the organisation recently received certification for the ISO 9001:2008 and the Department of Human Services Standards. This means we are an accredited organisation and can provide services in line with the Department of Health and Human Services guidelines. We aim to deliver high quality programs and welcome your feedback on improvements to the services we deliver. Regards Jenelle Henry,General Manager

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Message from the Chairperson

Posted on Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Let me introduce myself, I’m Thelma Kingwill and I have been involved with Headway Gippsland Inc. since 1984.   I joined a small mutual support group for people with ABI and their families after our son suffered a traumatic head injury in a vehicle accident. I gained great comfort from the group as at that time I was feeling quite isolated and thought no-one could possibly understand what our family are going through. Since then I have been involved in the Management of Headway and have pushed …

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Raising understanding

Posted on Thursday, 22 August 2013

This article was written by Rebecca Symons, published in The Latrobe Valley Express on Thursday, 22 August 2013. It is available as a PDF from the link below. View the article here.

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