From the Chair
A Word from Wendy
times as the NDIS continues to roll
approaching. It will be on the 25th
out so please consider coming to the
lovely spring weather conditions.
of October in the evening so please
AGM and taking the opportunity to
And whilst it’s hard to believe we are
pencil it in on your calendar we
interact with the staff and board
already in September with end of
would love to get to see you there.
members of EBLDS.
year just around the corner, the last
just want to give everyone the
We are all going through challenging
heads up that our AGM is quickly
I know that much of the AGM is not
There will be a flyer out shortly
that interesting; but it is an event that
advising of all the details regarding
must occur. However, this event also
time and venue.
provides a time for us to socializing
as well. We have a number of new
board members and the AGM is an
opportunity for you to not only keep
in touch with how EBLDS is doing
but for the board and its members to
interact with one another. I for one
EBL Disability Services
look forward to every opportunity
I have to talk with you and get to
Invitation to all carers
s a parent of a daughter with
such as the Olympics, footy, etc.
intellectual disability, I seldom
without any formalities.
discussed with anyone the daily
ello from all of us here at EBL.
could not join us this year please let
I hope you are enjoying these
us know how we can best support
few months have been quite busy at
– Helen Keller
Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
The genuine passion and dedication
for the work she does each day in
her role as Minister was obvious
to everyone as residents Alice and
Ryan proudly helped Sue Chapman
show her their home. Immediately
picking up on the community spirit
Still at Harrow House, we were lucky
enough to work with Callum Hann
and Themis Chryssidis of Sprout
once again as they shared their
those who don’t know, Callum was
Recently, I was fortunate enough to
two months with the next meeting
the MasterChef All Stars winner for
attend a conference with another
due in October. Please email me at
2012. Both Callum and Themis loved
carer from the Carer Advisory Group.
the above address.
being involved in the Harrow cooking
for our children with intellectual
disability. I came to realise how
similar our challenges were. I feel a
sense of “liberation”, if I can put it
Group works for the Northern Carers
Network and will be able to assist
with carer support information.
and Ashleigh celebrated their 21st
birthdays and Hollie turned 25. All
celebrated their special night with
family and friends over dinner, with
some hitting the town in a pink
last few months we have continued
wish to share. We meet once every
the carers on the Carers Advisory
our long serving residents, Tauri
Minister was treasured by all.
a tailored cooking program. For
You may like to know that one of
Since our last newsletter two of
From partying to planning; over the
chat about issues or information you
sharing our experiences with caring
most unique experiences to clients,
of Harrow House, the visit from the
residents and Carers to deliver
This provided an opportunity for
This is another initiative to give the
a Carers Advisory Group meeting to
for the Audi Club at Adelaide Oval.
Carers and families from the EBL
experience of working with Harrow
because I did not think people would
introduction of EBL membership
special visit from the Hon. Leesa
Alternatively, you may wish to attend
challenges of caring for her largely
This quarter also saw the
Harrow House received a very
Vlahos MP, Minister for Disabilities,
Alone we can do
so little; together
we can do so much.
you to participate next year.
school and still have a picture of
the residents participating in the
program which proudly adorns
our work with the National Disability
Insurance Agency (NDIA), Disability
SA (DSA) and National Disability
Services (NDS) to ensure the
effective rollout of the NDIS here
in SA. The team at EBL have been
working tirelessly to make sure they
have the most relevant and helpful
information at hand at all times.
As always, we remain extremely
committed to thriving in the new
world and to safeguarding people
with a disability by keeping them at
the forefront of everything we do.
the Sprout reception wall for all
We hope you enjoy reading about
to see. You can hear what Callum
the highlights of the last few months
and Themis had to say about the
in this edition.
that way, that there are people who
I encourage you to and hope you will
program by visiting the EBL website
would understand my situation.
take up this invitation. We would like
During May we shared a special day
out with many of our valued Carers
any carers who wish to have a chat
who took a well-earned break in the
EBL Disability Services
over coffee or would like a visit from
form of a Mystery Bus Tour for a day.
It is with this insight that the Carers
Advisory Group would like to invite
to know you better.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
one of the group members to contact
the group by sending an email to
through the Barossa Valley. It was
Carers Advisory Group
a wonderful day shared with the
(comprising of carers who are
many amazing people that make up
the EBL community. For those who
It is intended to be a friendly catch
up to share ideas, thoughts, concerns
Together, we spent the day travelling
or just simply to chat about anything
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