Chief Executive Officer Update

Hi there,

Welcome to this month’s CEO update.

You are no doubt aware of the impact the floods are having across Victoria. Whilst the heavy rain has eased in most areas for now, the flood waters have forced disruption across some of our regional services, forcing temporary closures in some locations as well as the temporary relocation of several of our residents. These sites will reopen, and we’ll have everyone back in their homes as soon as it is safe to do so. I’d like to especially acknowledge and thank all of our staff who have been working tirelessly over the last week to ensure the safety of our clients and our sites to ensure we can return to normal services as quickly as possible.

We are excited to share our recently launched website with you. With accessible design features and improved search functionality, you will be able to find the information you’re looking for more easily, with refreshed branding and imagery that showcases our amazing clients, staff and services. We hope you find this website as accessible and informative as we do. We’d love to hear your feedback on our new website so please email to tell us what you think.

Planning is well under way for our Big Day Out, Excellence Awards and Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held at the Melbourne Town Hall on Monday 28 November. It’s shaping up to be an awesome event, with guest speakers, entertainment and a variety of accessible activities.

I’m looking forward to experiencing the event face-to-face for the first time since I’ve been at Yooralla, reconnecting with our clients, staff and members of our community on the day. You can read more about the event here and I hope to see you there.

Finally, it's pleasing to see this week’s announcement from Minister Shorten of the review of the NDIS. The review will look at the design, operations and sustainability of the NDIS as well as looking for ways to make the market and workforce more responsive, supportive and sustainable. This is a timely development, and we look forward to contributing.

Stay safe and well.

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Terry Symonds
Chief Executive Officer

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