THE BARKUMA JOURNAL

Inclusive Governance: Providing Opportunities for Lived Experience

Inclusive Governance: Providing Opportunities for Lived Experience

The Board of Barkuma is taking steps to foster equitable participation and representation through inclusive governance. CEO Simon Rowberry explains, “As an organisation that supports people with disability, it’s really important that we’ve got people with a disability involved in decision-making at multiple levels throughout the business.”

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The Buzz Magazine – Edition 3 – Autumn 2024

The Buzz Magazine – Edition 3 – Autumn 2024

We are absolutely delighted to announce that The Buzz Magazine – Edition 3 has been released! Barkuma’s Buzz Magazine is a wonderful community-driven publication featuring captivating stories, insightful reviews, photos, art, and so much more.

Positive Behaviour Support Specialist Services

Positive Behaviour Support Specialist Services

Barkuma’s Positive Behaviour Support Specialist Services. Tiers 1, 2, and 3. What is a Positive Behaviour Plan? Who can access Positive Behaviour Support services? How does Barkuma monitor progress and adjust interventions as needed? Can a Positive Behaviour Support Plan come to an end?

The Buzz Magazine – Edition 2 – Summer 2023/4

The Buzz Magazine – Edition 2 – Summer 2023/4

We are thrilled to share that The Buzz Magazine – Edition 2 is now available. Barkuma’s Buzz Magazine is a community-designed and community-focused publication with stories, reviews, photos, art, and more.

Navigating Success through Barkuma’s Transition Program – Chloe’s Journey

Navigating Success through Barkuma’s Transition Program – Chloe’s Journey

Meet Chloe Hanatschek, a young student with an intellectual disability who recently completed her Year 12 education at Thomas More College. Chloe’s journey took a transformative turn when she joined Barkuma’s Transition Program, an initiative to help individuals with disabilities transition from school to work.

Transition Graduation 2023

Transition Graduation 2023

Empowering Futures: A Glorious Evening at Barkuma's Transition Program Graduation In a night filled with joy and inspiration, Barkuma proudly celebrated the graduation of 28 remarkable individuals from its Transition Program. The event, held to honour the hard work...

Pathways to Employment with Barkuma Supports

Pathways to Employment with Barkuma Supports

From Transition, School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES), Supported Employment at Commercial Services and Disability Employment Service (DES). Barkuma offers tailored services that enable people with disabilities achieve their career goals.

Barkuma provides a seamless pathway between these supports and the flexibility to combine multiple supports to thrive in the workforce.

Barkuma’s response to the Disability Royal Commission – An interview with CEO Simon Rowberry

Barkuma’s response to the Disability Royal Commission – An interview with CEO Simon Rowberry

The Disability Royal Commission Taskforce is set to work across departments and agencies to coordinate the Australian Government’s response to the recommendations, engaging closely with the disability community. Simon Rowberry, the CEO of Barkuma, shared his perspective, “While some recommendations may not seem immediately applicable, they all share the overarching goal of inclusivity, which aligns with Barkuma’s mission.

FAQs About Home and Living with Barkuma

FAQs About Home and Living with Barkuma

Supported Independent Living (SIL) encompasses a variety of services that support individuals with disabilities live independently.
Let’s look at some frequently asked questions about Supported Independent Living.

Unlocking Potential: Barkuma’s Mentoring Program

Unlocking Potential: Barkuma’s Mentoring Program

Barkuma’s mentoring program is more than just support; it’s a pathway to empowerment, independence and self-advocacy. By focusing on developmental goals, person-centred practice and real, measurable outcomes, we are proud to be a trusted partner on the journeys of individuals living with disabilities.

The Business Benefits of Hiring Neurodiverse Talent

The Business Benefits of Hiring Neurodiverse Talent

The Business Benefits of Hiring Neurodiverse Talent Barkuma is proud to champion the inclusion of neurodiverse individuals in the workforce. Danielle Broadway, Operations Manager - Open Employment at Barkuma, explains the advantages of hiring neurodiverse employees,...

Inclusivity and Excellence: Barkuma’s Commercial Services

Inclusivity and Excellence: Barkuma’s Commercial Services

With over 50 years of experience, Barkuma has carved a niche as a trusted name in commercial services.  We offer a comprehensive range of high-quality and tailored solutions, and we are committed to disability employment and inclusivity. We provide packaging,...

Micro-enterprise support with Barkuma

Micro-enterprise support with Barkuma

The micro-enterprise initiative helps people with intellectual disabilities start and manage their own affordable businesses. We plan to offer micro-enterprise support as a new employment option for our clients as part of our new strategy. This will be in addition to supported employment in Barkuma Commercial Services, and support in open employment via Disability Employment Service (DES).