THE BARKUMA JOURNAL

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.

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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?

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Understanding the Uluru Statement from the Heart

Understanding the Uluru Statement from the Heart

Understanding the Uluru Statement from the Heart You have probably recently heard and read about the Uluru Statement from the Heart and the First Nations Voice to Parliament. The Uluru Statement is an important document in Australian history, and everyone should have...

Leaving School NDIS Supports for Young People with Disability

Leaving School NDIS Supports for Young People with Disability

What is SLES? Barkuma provides School Leaver Employment Support (SLES) for eligible people with disability. This support is designed for high school students and school leavers. It helps them get ready for work in open employment. They may not be ready to use a...

Barkuma response to Budget announcement for NDIS

Barkuma response to Budget announcement for NDIS

The latest federal budget includes changes for the NDIS. Let’s look at how this could impact you and Barkuma. What was announced in the latest Federal Budget? Treasurer Jim Chalmers MP recently released the Federal Budget for 2023-24.  It contains a “more than $720...

What to look for in a Disability Employment Service (DES) Provider

What to look for in a Disability Employment Service (DES) Provider

Barkuma’s Disability Employment Service (DES) is free for people with disability in South Australia to access and is not a NDIS support. Our team is dedicated to working with people with Intellectual Disability, Learning Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Down...

Understanding the NDIS, SIL and Accommodation

Understanding the NDIS, SIL and Accommodation

NDIS, SIL and Accommodation The NDIS has brought significant changes to the disability support landscape in Australia, none more so than the provision of accommodation services for people with disabilities. Barkuma understands it can be overwhelming to dissect the...

Supported Independent Living (SIL) with Barkuma

Supported Independent Living (SIL) with Barkuma

For many people living with disability and their families, the decision to move away from home is a big one. Barkuma offers a range of specialist disability accommodation services to support customers with independent living, right throughout adulthood - Supported...

What’s the difference between SLES and DES?

What’s the difference between SLES and DES?

It’s a question we get asked often… The main difference between School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES) and Disability Employment Supports – Open Employment (DES) is how ready someone is to enter the employment world.

The Future of Supported Employment

The Future of Supported Employment

Barkuma is actively taking part in discussions and forums regarding the future of supported employment. A Consensus Statement, which was provided to Minister Rishworth and the recent Disability Employment Round table, was signed by Barkuma and another 37 providers...

A SEA CHANGE FOR TAMMY

A SEA CHANGE FOR TAMMY

Decorated former Special Olympian Tammy Lane is a welcome addition to the team at the iconic Flying Fish Cafe. After relocating from Adelaide with her newly retired parents, Tammy is putting her 15 years of experience at Hungry Jacks to good use in the kitchen;...