THE BARKUMA JOURNAL

A seamless transition – Progressing from SLES to DES

A seamless transition – Progressing from SLES to DES

The transition from school to work can be a tricky time for many young people, but there are services out there to help make the leap. School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES) can assist you to become job ready by mapping out a desired future pathway, setting...

Where are they now? Jarrett

Where are they now? Jarrett

When Jarrett was a client of better pathways his coordinator Matt recognised his passion for animation, and encouraged him to pursue 3D modelling. Jarrett enrolled in a Certificate II of Creative Arts where he explored 3D animation and 3D modelling, and then went on...

Kicking Goals

Kicking Goals

One of our open employment clients Jacob was finally back to work at the Crows, after a 12 month absence due to Covid-19. ​​​​​​​Jacob has been working for the Adelaide Crows since May, 2010. He has been supported by Gavin Mackie and Daniel Bell for his tenure. He is...

Retirements in the factories

Retirements in the factories

Louise has worked for Barkuma for over 30 years, starting at the Campbelltown factory, then moving to the new Holden Hill premises and eventually transferring to the Elizabeth factory after her move out of home and into supported accommodation in Gawler.  During her...

Star alert at Elizabeth

Star alert at Elizabeth

Today was a milestone in a part of our planning to streamline our operations and to improve efficiencies across sites.  The Dirty Inc contract has now been handed over to our HACCP team at Elizabeth and is already set up and operational. Simon Bryant and Josh...

Transition Graduation

Transition Graduation

Last week, Barkuma congratulated the graduating Transition class of 2020. It was a special night with guest speakers Thomas Doherty, Harrison Hoise, Lucy Cornes and Justin Westhoff, with music from past student Hannah. ​​​​​​​The class of 2020 overcame unprecedented...

Barkuma and the Royal Commission

Barkuma and the Royal Commission

About the Royal Commission The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of people with a disability was established on the 4th of April 2019 with the signing of the letters patent by the Governor- General. The Australian Government is funding...

The difference between core capital and capacity building

The difference between core capital and capacity building

You could be on your way to your first plan or you might have your first planning meeting coming up, whatever your situation it’s important to understand the language of the NDIS. When creating your first plan you will have three budgets, core, capital and capacity...