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ANNUAL REPORT A year of breakthroughs

2010-11 ANNUAL REPORT


ACKNOWLEdGEMENTS Donors and Supporters List

PLATINUM

BRONZE

VOLUNTEERS

Mr B & Mrs W Faulkner Vos Foundation Tasmanian Community Fund Bruce Wall (Estate) Christina Thompson (Estate) Clement Howard (Estate) Melvie Bennett (Estate) NAM Findlay (Estate)

The Governor-General, Ms Quentin Bryce AC Ms C Beswick Mr H Denny Mr J Dunn Mrs R Franceschini Mr G and Mrs S Gillon Mr G Homan Mrs M Irby Mr G & Mrs K Leonard and Ms K Margison Mr G Lyons MHR Mr J Millwood Ms J Mortimer Mr R Murtough Mr J Peck Mr J Pintarich Mrs J Pedder Mrs S Routley Mr B Vaughan Mr J Wells Mr G Wiltshire Beacon Lighting Moonah Bendigo Bank Dorset Community House Harcourts JPH Consultancy Launceston Guinness Appreciation Society Natural Infusion North Motorcycle Riders Association of Tasmania Pili Pala Pieces Riverside Golf Ladies Committee Sharpe & Fowler Sunshine Assoc of Tas, Southern Committee Scamander Sports Complex Snowflake Hill Tascon Constructions The PMS Foundation Trust Fund Tidal Waters Vos Constructions W.A. Cromarty & Co Watson & Hegarty

Mr H & Mrs M Bennett Mr T Benneworth Mrs C Douglas Mrs M East Mr R Giblin Mrs K Goldstone-James Mr M & Mrs H Johnston Mr A Legg Mr G Moore Mrs B Sok Mrs K Stocks Mr S Titmus Mr F Tyres Mrs M Wilson Apex Club of Tamar Rotary Club of Launceston Rotary Club of Central Launceston Royal Australian Navy-Tas Division Scotch Oakburn College Students St Patrick’s College REMAR Group

GOLD Mr J & Mrs R Hogg Artas Commonwealth Bank Staff Community Fund Patersonia Hall Trustees Tasmanian Independent Retailers Variety the Children’s Charity Dorothy Hogg (Estate)

SILVER Mr H Foster Ms M Oliver 1 Stop Sticker Shop at+m integrated marketing Douglas & Collins Godfrey Pembroke Jones Enviro Services Launceston Linen Services Lions Club of Launceston Windmill Hill Montile Robert Fergusson Family Foundation Taste of the Tamar That Vintage The Examiner tHE sTABLE dOOR Henry Abbott (Estate) Beverley Brown (Estate)


CONTENTS PRESIDENT’S REPORT

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CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

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CEO REPORT

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MEMBERS OF THE BOARD

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NORTHERN CHILDREN’S THERAPY SERVICES

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SOUTHERN CHILDREN’S THERAPY SERVICES

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COMMUNITY SERVICES

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SEATING CLINIC

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COMMUNICATIONS AND FUNDRAISING

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HOBART CONCEPT PLAN

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FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICE

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GRANTS AND FOUNDATIONS

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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FINANCIALS

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PRESIdENT’S REPORT ALBERT VAN ZETTEN, MAYOR OF LAUNCESTON

There was no doubting Launceston’s great spirit of social

I was proud to represent the Launceston City Council

inclusion when 1500 of us gathered in Civic Square for

as Mayor and attend the walk in my role as President of

St Giles Society’s Walk with Me event.

St Giles. I valued the opportunity to walk alongside people

A typically cool spring day did nothing to dampen the

living with disability.

spirits of those gathered with their children and families

Many of us have experienced the real value of an

to show an understanding and support for people living

organisation like St Giles.

with disability.

Whether you have used St Giles’ allied health services, its

The value of sharing a Saturday morning walk to City Park

community services, its respite care or family support, you

with St Giles – clients, families, staff and supporters, was

are likely to value you relationship with St Giles long past

the strength of community we all felt.

your need of its care.

Walkers shared a raw pride; the heartfelt and stirring

The values espoused by St Giles in its credo -

emotion of valuing each other as individuals and for our

`to make a positive difference’ – can be seen daily at its

various abilities.

campuses in Launceston and Hobart.

What struck me was the great diversity of people walking

The true value to that small Burmese family and the 6000

or wheeling, across ages and cultures - there was

others that St Gile’s supports can never really be measured.

solidarity among walkers. Imagine the value of the Walk With Me event to one small family of Burmese refugees? St Giles provided the family with a translator, transport and a power chair for their son to allow them to participate in the walk.

I take this opportunity to congratulate St Giles on another great year of making a positive difference.


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The values espoused by St Giles in its credo `to make a positive difference’ – can be seen daily at its campuses in Launceston and Hobart.


CHAIRMAN’S REPORT dR FELICITY WIVELL, CHAIRMAN

It is with pleasure I present the annual report for St Giles

Two excellent speakers in the disability field addressed the

Society Inc for 2010-11.

Board this year: Mike Willie, Area Director of Disability,

The last 12 months have been pivotal in the history of St Giles.

Child Youth and Family Services-North and Professor David Adams, Commissioner for Social Inclusion. Their

The success of St Giles’ application for $4.3 million

understanding of disability provided a platform for this

Regional Development Australia Funding sees us able

year’s decision making.

to expand our children’s therapy service in Hobart and develop a Centre of Paediatric Health Excellence. We acknowledge the generous assistance of the Vos Foundation and others with the purchase of land for this exciting project at Gant Street, Lenah Valley.

St Giles began the development of its new strategic plan with widespread consultation between staff, parents, government, outside stakeholders and supporters of St Giles. We thank Lynda Jones and Bob Campbell for bringing this large group together. We were overwhelmed, as always,

Plans have been developed by the Artas team and

by the level of support for St Giles, but take note of the

development approval has been delivered by the Hobart

issues that were also highlighted. The completed plan

City Council.

will incorporate many of your ideas as we head in to the

Contracts between St Giles and Regional Development

next decade.

Australia will see funding released and work is expected to

Thank you to all who support St Giles, whether you are

start in January 2012 with completion expected mid-2012.

a volunteer, a raffle ticket purchaser or a donor at any

The financial result this year was pleasing, with a surplus

level. We rely on your support always to continue to

for the second year in succession.

provide our excellent service.

The Board have therefore commissioned a much-needed

Finally, I would like to thank our CEO, Ian Wright and his

upgrade of the Amy Road therapy premises to provide workspace for the burgeoning number of therapists who

very capable team. Many of the key people have changed but all have embraced the long-standing spirit that exists

are sharing very cramped offices.

at St Giles.

The Board welcomed two new appointees. Ben Coul is

What is also pleasing is our improved relationship with

an audit partner at WHK with extensive experience in the

other disability service providers and with government

not-for-profit sector. He will be able to replace the skills

organisations.

that Ian Wright brought to the Board.

On behalf of the Board, I thank them all for the wonderful

James McKee is the CEO of NRM North. He brings to the

work they do to enable St Giles to make a positive

Board management expertise and a strong community focus.

difference to Tasmanians and their families.


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I thank them all for the wonderful work they do to enable St Giles to make a positive difference to Tasmanians and their families‌


CEO REPORT IAN WRIGHT, CEO

The year just gone has been an exceptionally rewarding one for St Giles but more so and more importantly so it has been a watershed year for people living with disability. After being talked about for years and then receiving renewed impetus during the 2020 Summit in 2008 the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) took some enormous steps towards becoming a reality. Following the compelling case for change put forward by the Productivity Commission and the harnessing of political will from all sides the scheme is due to commence operation in 2018 with preparatory work and launch sites to be undertaken and implemented by 2014. In its report the Productivity Commission noted the current system as being underfunded, unfair, fragmented and inefficient and one which gives people living with disability little choice and no certainty of access to appropriate supports. Sentiments that I am sure many of us have felt or experienced over many years. As the campaign to garner support for the NDIS gathered momentum perhaps the most common response of people who came to listen to the message was ‘I had no idea... I just assumed we looked after people living with disability’. Little did they know that disability funding was so tightly rationed by governments and administered by service providers who, through no fault of their own, may not have been providing all of the services required. Who would have believed that in modern and, as our politicians constantly remind us, wealthy Australia that how a disability was acquired and which State you lived in would determine whether or not a quadriplegic would be provided with or have to fundraise in order to obtain a wheelchair. Whilst there is currently great cause for celebration it is never over till the ‘fat lady sings’. Auditions have begun, rehearsals start in 2014 and the theatre for her performance has been booked for 2018. We must ensure that by demonstrating our ongoing support and by keeping the pressure on our elected representatives that the final performance goes ahead as scheduled.

During the year the Board, to its credit, took a bold but well considered step to acquire a new site for the future development of our children’s therapy service in Hobart. This was a visionary decision and one which confirmed a strongly held belief as to the importance of these services to the wellbeing of Tasmanian children. The boldness of this move was matched by the generous support of the Vos Foundation and the Sypkes family who both provided considerable assistance with the acquisition of the site. In December 2010, we presented to the Federal Government our vision for the development of a new facility for our Southern Services in Lenah Valley, the redevelopment of the Amy Road site in Launceston and the introduction of an e-Health system across all our services. Whilst we were initially unsuccessful we were delighted to receive notification in September 2011 that funds had been made available, through the Regional Development Australia Fund, for the Southern facility and the development of the e-Health network. It is anticipated that work will commence early in 2012 on both projects. We will be forever grateful for the level of political and community support we received in our pursuit of this funding. In particular the genuine and heartfelt efforts of Senator Helen Polley, Geoff Lyons, MHR and Andrew Wilkie, MHR were most welcome. This is a very exciting opportunity for St Giles and one that we will work with to deliver the best possible result to our clients, their families and our staff. We remain confident that we will be successful with funding for Amy Road as this remains a high priority in order to complete the jigsaw. Whilst our success in achieving the RDAF funding represents a watershed in the development of St Giles it is important to acknowledge that it is our services that really matter. Whilst state of the art buildings and computers are essential tools it is the services we deliver from them that is at the heart of our existence. To this end it is with considerable pride that I am able to acknowledge the contribution of all our employees.


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The diversity and complexity of the St Giles workforce is little understood by most people looking in. It is these very attributes which, when combined, create one of the most skilled and dedicated workforces in the State.

The diversity and complexity of the St Giles workforce is little understood by most people looking in. It is these very attributes which, when combined, create one of the most skilled and dedicated workforces in the State. Crucial to the continued delivery of those services is our ongoing funding from the State and Federal Governments. The past year has seen us continue to work very closely with them in a collaborative manner. With a significant change in the calculation of our State Government funding entitlement soon to be made we look forward to a continuation of this collaboration to ensure that the ability to deliver our services at current levels is not compromised. What enables St Giles to be a very special place and one which delivers more than we are required to do is the heart warming level of philanthropic support we receive from the community. This past year has seen this support continue to increase and take many forms including financial,

in-kind and volunteering. Not only is the value of the support important to us but it is the message of confidence and appreciation that the community sends to us through its continuing support. Thank you to all our supporters who are individually acknowledged in the body of this report. Since its inception one of St Giles strengths has been the ability and willingness to adapt in a timely and appropriate manner to the changing needs and circumstances of the community that it serves. This ability will be tested over the coming year as we, explore new service delivery models, develop the Lenah Valley campus, implement an e-Health system, monitor how best to fit in with the NDIS, adapt to our new funding model and explore the opportunities that technology is putting forward in terms of service delivery. See Artas’ impression of St Giles Gant Street project, Lenah Valley on pages 20 and 21. I look forward to reporting next year on how we went.


MEMBERS OF THE BOARd BOARd MEMBERS

CHAIRMAN

dIRECTOR OF FINANCE

Dr Felicity Wivell Elected 2003 Occupation: Medical Practitioner

Martin Rees Elected 1997 Occupation: Management Consultant

dEPUTY CHAIRMAN John Dent Elected 2005 Occupation: Surveyor and Business Manager

Josephine Archer Elected 2006 Occupation: Engagement and Development Manager University of Tasmania

Ben Coull Elected 2010 Occupation: Accountant

James McKee Elected 2010 Occupation: Chief Executive OfďŹ cer

Mike Lichtendonk Elected 1992 Occupation: Banking and Finance Industry


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The last 12 months have been pivotal in the history of St Giles. Chairman Felicity Wivell

BOARd MEMBERS

Charmion Leyton-Grant Elected 2000 Occupation: Public Relations Consultant

Robert Pearce Elected 2001 Occupation: Legal Practioner

Arthur Dobson Elected 1978 Occupation: Hon. Secretary Post Polio Network of Tasmania

Lance Cure Elected 2001 Occupation: Finance Broker

LIFE GOVERNORS 2010 INdUCTEE

2010 INdUCTEE

Life Governor Emeritas: Greg Reid

Life Governor Emeritas: Claudine McKerrow

Greg has been with St Giles for 34 years. His early years were spent as the much-loved driver of the school bus. Greg’s attention to detail and strong work ethic can be seen at Amy Road, where he keeps the rambling gardens, grounds and buildings in tip-top shape.

Claudine is the first person most people meet when they come to St Giles. In many ways, Claudine’s 37-year relationship with St Giles reflects many of us. She has an enduring and passionate connection to our organisation and is a valued member of our corporate support team and every day Claudine makes a positive difference to many lives.


INCORPORATING: PHYSIOTHERAPY, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, SPEECH PATHOLOGY ANd PSYCHOLOGY

NORTHERN CHILdREN’S THERAPY SERVICES ALLY WHITE, MANAGER

This year we have formally consolidated a range of services. The Development Assessment Team is now established and seeing pre-school aged children for Autism and cognitive assessments. The team, previously called Children Development Unit is also looking forward to offering student placements in partnership with the University of Tasmania. Northern Children’s Therapy Services have been directly involved with the establishment of new, Federally funded Child and Family Centres at Beaconsfield, George Town, Ravenswood and St Helens. Our input into developing working models for these centres will continue into integrated service delivery. We believe we have a lot to offer these centres and value the opportunity to participate during their development and early set-up. We are excited that these centres offer a real opportunity for young families to access services in a central location. Grants from FaHCSIA mean we can offer our speech pathology program through to 2014, while Education Department funding will allow us to provide occupational therapy and physiotherapy in school settings. We have also been fortunate to receive funds from the Tasmanian Community Fund, Anglicare’s FaHCSIA funding and Niche Market equipment funding – all of which enhance and strengthen our diverse program range. Our journey towards family centred practice continues. We are reviewing all St Giles family literature to ensure it is family friendly. The same goes for our referral systems and service delivery options. We remain committed to working in partnership with families and clients to achieve the best outcomes.

OUR PEOPLE Ally White, Manager, Northern Therapy Services Melinda Miller and Janet Brown Occupational Therapy Coodinators Jacqui dean, Speech Pathology Coordinator Keryn Parkes and Tracy Redman, Physiotherapy Coordinators


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We are excited that these centres offer a real opportunity for young families to access services in a central location.


SOUTHERN CHILdREN’S THERAPY SERVICES KIRSTY BARTLETT-CLARK, MANAGER

St Giles Southern Services at Tower Road, New Town,

Hydrotherapist and long-term staff member, Renate

expanded and delivered on St Giles’ core philosophy of

Schadack retired and we welcomed Ben Turnbull as

family-centred practice this year.

St Giles’ new Aquatic Physiotherapist.

The team made itself available in a range of settings

We continue to work with our partners at Community

including the Indigenous Playgroup at Cygnet and a

Rehabilitation to ensure smooth access to hydrotherapy

drop-in clinic at Bridegewater Community Health Centre.

services for the whole community.

The team is very excited about the purchase of land at

A full and positive year with my team and I am looking

Lenah Valley and the potential for St Giles to develop a

forward to continuing to provide and grow family-centred

purpose-built paediatric centre of excellence.

services for our community.

This year, Southern Services established an Equipment Loan Pool from a Tasmanian Community Fund grant which means families are able to trial equipment and therapists can gauge appropriateness in a timely manner. Apart from their burgeoning work load, the occupational therapy staff at Southern Services have somehow found the time to have three babies, with three more on the way. We have enjoyed lots of visits and lots of cuddles from our OT mums and their babies. The acquisition of the Toy Library will see state-wide provision of this valuable service towards the end of this year or early 2012. Growing demand for speech and language therapy has seen us establish a waiting list with families offered phone consultations while waiting for their first appointment. Feedback from families is that they appreciate the chance to talk over their issues by phone and have reported positive outcomes from their consultations. More specialist roles have also been identified and developed within the Children’s Therapy Team – a multidisciplinary ASD diagnostic assessment team and the employment of a dysphagia specialist are two such roles.


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‌families appreciate the chance to talk over their issues by phone and have reported positive outcomes from their consultations.


COMMUNITY SERVICES SHARON PENdERGAST, MANAGER

In November 2010 long-serving and much loved Community Services Manager, Trish Green, left us to pursue a sea change. During 18 years Trish oversaw many reforms in our sector including the de-institutionalisation of services for people living with disability. With St Giles, Trish oversaw the establishment of Australia’s first group home, followed by concept to completion of children’s respite centres at McKellar Road, Newstead and at Kingston in the State’s south. Trish left a great platform to further develop St Giles community support. We thank her for all her efforts and dedicated service over many years. I commenced in the role of Manager, Community Services mid December 2010, whilst facing a steep learning curve, have enjoyed the new role working with the Community Services Team. Staff have been extremely supportive and have provided every assistance to me during my transition to this role. I look forward to continuing to provide our staff with the skills, knowledge and support that they need to do their job well. Our community support to children, adults and families is offered in settings statewide through community-based shared homes, in-home and personal support programs and centre-based children’s respite. The demand for our services grows and meeting the demand is a constant challenge.

Our response to the growth has been the introduction of a full-time Northern Respite Coordinator. The role is to liaise 80-plus families, a range of health care professionals, manage client bookings, produce care plans, direct and mentor staff. The ageing of the clients using our shared home programs in the North and North-West sees increasingly complex care needs as their health declines. Staff must be competent in a range of care needs from manual handling and meal management to more complicated medical requirements. Our ethos to ‘make a positive difference’ has seen us introduce active support and family centred philosophies. These form the framework to enable staff to provide more direct support for residents and higher levels of activities and more engagement for group-home residents. Our in-home and personal support programs provide assistance to clients within the home and staff works with individual clients in all areas of their care, assistance and community access. I would like to thank the community services team for embracing the change that has occurred during the last few months and for their ongoing support and assistance.


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Our community support to children, adults and families is offered in settings statewide through community-based shared homes, in-home and personal support programs and centre-based children’s respite.

OUR TEAM: Excellent service delivery relies on frontline staff. More than 150 staff comprises our workforce and their dedication and `can-do’ attitude allows St Giles to continue to make a positive difference. Claire Eaton, Operations Manager Community Services Carol Allen, Coordinator Community Services Lindy Conway, Coordinator Community Services Sharon Hodge, Coordinator Community Services Andrea Hudson, Coordinator Community Services Christine Neil, Coordinator Community Services Kim Ackerly, Team Leader Community Services Russell Strickland, Team Leader Community Services Angela Towns, Team Leader Community Services


SEATING CLINIC CATHERINE MERRY

Seating Clinic has continued to rebuild the service during the

In the improved financial climate, we have upgraded our

past two years, following the impact of the global financial

pressure mapping system, which is used across the State

crisis which necessitated the downsizing of our operation

in consultations with other agencies, purchased the Shape

due to the inability of fundraising and investments to

System for use in creating seating components for people

continue to subsidise our activities.

with complex body shapes, and welcomed a second

The achievement of State Government funding to support

technician, David Lowe, to the team.

our operational costs from July 2009 has been a significant

The success of the Mobility Program has meant we have

step forward, and it has brought greater equity to Northern

needed to find dedicated hours to support the introduction

and Northwest Tasmanians with disabilities with the

of powered mobility to young children and their families.

subsequent removal of client fees for assessment and

Our Bike Centre Days have continued with great success,

labour costs.

allowing children with disabilities to trial powered chairs

Disability Services - eligible clients now have free access to the service. With the revision of the State’s Community

and scooters to experience independent movement - and to finally keep up with their siblings on bikes.

Equipment Scheme and exciting advances in the National

This program will be introduced into Southern Tasmania

Disability Insurance Scheme, it is hoped that funding

later in 2011 and early 2012.

for equipment costs will also be increased to eliminate long waits for equipment that is vital for independence in daily living. The Seating Clinic team work regularly in the North West as well as Hobart, and collaborate with Disability, Spinal and Rehabilitation services in use of our resources and expertise.


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The Seating Clinic team work regularly in the North West as well as Hobart, and collaborate with disability, Spinal and Rehabilitation services in use of our resources and expertise.


COMMUNICATIONS ANd FUNdRAISING dANIELLE BLEWETT, MANAGER

Our small team has had a dynamic and productive year. The promotion of events co-ordinator Sharon Pendergast to Manager, Community Service, saw the arrival of new team member Peter Darrow.

Community engagement has also been broadened by bringing to St Giles a new range of stakeholders and vocal supporters, including Denison MHR, Andrew Wilkie, Senator Helen Polley and Bass MHR, Geoff Lyons along with Social Inclusion Commissioner, David Adams and

We take this opportunity to thank Sharon for her hard work

Northern Area Health Manager, John Kirwan. We have

and commitment to Communications and Fundraising.

developed valuable working relationships with Regional

Peter’s strong interpersonal and organisational skills have

Development Tasmania CEO, Craig Perkins and Manager,

seen him deliver a range of highly successful events during

Brigid Rawlins.

his first six months, including I-Know Trivia, a corporate

Our new mascot, Giles, was launched by Mayor Albert van

golf day, wine auction and Walk With Me in Launceston

Zetten at Launceston Swim Centre near the end of the

and Hobart.

summer school holidays.

Niche Market continues to grow and make strong financial

A highlight of this year’s public relations was Premier Lara

returns. We have consolidated its high quality brand and

Giddings visit to Southern Services, which put us squarely

location at the Launceston Tramsheds.

in front of government and the Hobart community.

Combined – Niche, I-Know Trivia, Launceston Walk With

We have enjoyed wide-ranging media support and

Me, Golf Day and Wine Auction attracted some 18,000

sponsorship of advertisements by The Examiner and

people to high profile, St Giles branded events.

Southern Cross who have contributed to the success of

By consolidating our annual appeals and newsletters

our events calendar.

into a twice yearly format, Outcomes - we have halved

The departure of Liz Strange to have her second baby

production costs and doubled appeal revenue - 2010 and

gave us the opportunity to bring on board Jennifer Lyall.

2011 appeals delivered close to $100,000.

Jennifer (wife of seating clinic guru, Shaun) has been a

Our 120-page funding application to the Health and

tremendous asset for Walk With Me.

Hospitals Regional Round One was a significant document and has huge worth to this organisation. Its preparation brought St Giles to the attention of the

OUR TEAM:

Commonwealth as well as garnering the support of the

danielle Blewett, Manager, Communications and Fundraising

State Health Minister, Michele O’Byrne and a wide range of business and community leaders.

Peter darrow, Events Coordinator Sue Medcraft, Support Liz Strange and Jennifer Lyall, Events assistants


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CHILdREN’S THERAPY SERVICES NORTH & SOUTH

FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICE CATHERINE MERRY

Family Support Service continues to fulďŹ l an essential role within St Giles in supporting parents and carers in managing children with disabilities and coping with the many parenting demands, stresses and hectic schedule this role encompasses. In our Family Centred Practice framework, these staff are vital in supporting families with information, advocacy, case management and emotional support, and assisting in identifying packages of assistance, such as Respite and advocacy. In Northern Tasmania, Family Support Service lead the regular My Time Parent Peer Support program across many outreach sites, allowing parents time to discuss and reflect in facilitated groups, while helpers care for their children. Sibling Groups have also grown in the past two years, funded through proceeds of the Niche Markets, providing additional supports to families. In the past year, with adjustment of staff hours, we have welcomed new staff in the North including Annette Reed who will be managing our NW My Time Groups, and Pam Johns who leads our FaHCSIA funded Behaviour Support Program. In the South, we have welcomed Sandra Nichols who has taken over Coordination of the Family Support Service.


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The values espoused by St Giles in its credo `to make a positive difference’ – can be seen daily at its campuses in Launceston and Hobart.


SUPPORTING SERVICE EXTENSION PROJECTS

GRANTS ANd FOUNdATIONS CATHERINE MERRY

St Giles relies heavily on various grants and foundations

We have also been successful in submissions to

to fund additional services and to purchase expensive

Tasmanian Community Fund with our Hanen Literacy

equipment.

Program, purchase of beds and hoists for Children’s

In the past year, Australian Government grants through FaHCSIA have continued. These have included our My

Respite, and $68,000 to develop our Southern Services Equipment Loan Pool.

Time Parent Peer Support facilitated program across

Tasmanian Early Years Foundation has funded our Hey

North and North West Tasmania, and the Northern

Dad! pilot parent support program, Community Capacity

region outreach preschool Speech Pathology program

Building Grant to support Sibling Group camps and our

and Behaviour Support specialist. In collaboration with

Superheroes Plus supported community inclusion program

Anglicare, we have also achieved short term funding

for children with developmental coordination disorder.

as a community partner in the FaHCSIA Communities

Community Support Levy has funded our Children’s

for Children Program, for an Occupational Therapy early intervention support program across East Tamar communities and preschool programs. Our contract with Department of Education in Northern Tasmania has continued for the Provision of Therapy Services to School Student with Disabilities. This provides Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy support to schools in managing students with disabilities. It provides great consistency for those students, many of whom are already clients of St Giles Allied Health Service. Other grants this year have included our Move It! Mobility Program, supported by Commonwealth Bank Staff Fund and the Community Support Levy, which has provided a range of powered mobility equipment options for young children, with enormously positive feedback from northern families. This program will be introduced in the South during 2012.

Respite Centres’ Laugh and Play Program with new toys and equipment, and our Northern Developmental Assessment Team with technology tools. Corporate funding has included BHP Biliton’s donation for new Shade Cloth for Northern Children’s Respite and Harcourt Foundation’s support for our Niche Market. Other successful collaborative projects have included our Occupational Therapy project funded by South George Town Primary School. We continue to propose projects to support our service delivery, such as Speak to Me, our Southern Service Communication Access Service collaborative project with Independent Living Centre Tech Service to update, upgrade, and share our technology resources across the state. We thank all funding bodies for their support over the past year, enabling some successful projects and pilot programs, with clear benefits and positive outcomes for our clients and families.


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We thank all funding bodies for their support over the past year, enabling some successful projects and pilot programs, with clear beneďŹ ts and positive outcomes for our clients and families.


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY JIM SULLIVAN, ITC MANAGER

As technology continues to be an integral part of everyday life, the needs of St Giles are no different in this regard. It is crucial that we are able to capitalise on the opportunities beginning to be offered by technology and communications both from a service delivery and administrative perspective. To this end, the Information and telecommunications systems are in the process of being upgraded. The short term aim is for all staff to be able to work from anywhere at any time and have a consistent computer experience. The system must be scalable to allow for rapid expansion as the society uses computerisation more in the processes of delivering services. The longer term aim is to implement a centralised database that accommodates all divisions utilising electronic records and to deliver full e-health and tele-health service. Since February 2011, the following changes have been made to progress towards these broad aim. BACKGROUNd ACTIVITY • Server Room built to accommodate server infrastructure. • Implementation of Server Virtualisation on redundant hardware for rapid deployment to new hardware. • Implementation of additional servers to separate system roles. • Upgrading of backup systems. • Purchase of licensing to ensure software compliance is met. • Taking advantage of price discounts through Connecting Up. • Implementing a Central Server approach to computing through a Citrix designed network. • Upgrading Antivirus and Anti-spam systems. • Upgrading of Systems to implement Service Packs and Security patches.

• Implementation of system monitoring, to ensure that all devices are running optimally and securely. • Upgrading telecommunication links between Launceston and Hobart Office. FOREGROUNd ACTIVITY • Enabling all staff individual logons and email accounts. • Implementation of IT Help systems, including remote control software so that rapid assistance is available to staff working remotely from the Launceston site. • Launch of the St Giles Intranet. • Pilot rollout of thin clients to test Citrix systems. • Replacement of the Launceston telephone system. • Installation of computers at Group and Respite Homes. • Enabling all staff to work and receive emails remotely. • Implementation of Video security systems in McKellar Road and Vos house Respite homes.


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Implementation of IT Help systems, including remote control software so that rapid assistance is available‌


FINANCIALS


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St Giles Society Inc

Statement of Comprehensive Income For the Year Ended 30 June 2011

Notes

30 June 2011 $

30 June 2010 $

OPERATING REVENUE Fees

383,308

360,958

10,590,904

9,816,111

32,363

18,292

11,006,575

10,195,361

9,552,623

8,083,583

Purchase of supplies and materials

533,531

273,378

Occupancy

510,717

557,814

Other operating expenses

570,619

833,234

Depreciation

357,829

251,985

11,525,319

9,999,994

Government funding

2

Other operating revenue Total operating revenue

OPERATING EXPENSES Employee benefits

Total operating expenses

Operating surplus/(deficit)

(518,744)

195,367

NON OPERATING ITEMS Fundraising Bequests and donations

80,505

129,781

525,111

329,683

Investment income

2

332,112

199,376

Gain/(loss) on disposal of assets

2

3,091

237,225

Net non operating items

940,819

896,065

NET SURPLUS/(dEFICIT)

422,075

1,091,432

422,075

1,091,432

OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

TOTAL COMPREHENSIVE INCOME FOR THE PERIOd

This statement should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes


St Giles Society Inc

Statement of Financial Position As at 30 June 2011

Notes

30 June 2011 $

30 June 2010 $

ASSETS Current assets Cash

3

416,924

2,161,772

Trade and other receivables

4

207,349

86,432

Investments

5

3,366,258

1,231,493

52,225

35,010

4,042,756

3,514,707

6,883,621

6,800,068

6,883,621

6,800,068

10,926,377

10,314,775

Inventories Total current assets

Non current assets Property, plant and equipment

6

Total non current assets TOTAL ASSETS

LIABILITIES Current liabilities Trade and other payables

7

630,456

649,024

Borrowings

8

86,735

37,382

Provisions

9

737,817

565,131

1,455,008

1,251,537

Total current liabilities

Non current liabilities Borrowings

8

155,585

66,187

Long term provisions

9

200,922

304,265

356,507

370,452

TOTAL LIABILITIES

1,811,515

1,621,989

NET ASSETS

9,114,862

8,692,786

Accumulated funds

5,691,858

5,269,782

Reserves

3,423,004

3,423,004

TOTAL EQUITY

9,114,862

8,692,786

Total non current liabilities

EQUITY

This statement should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes


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St Giles Society Inc

Statement of Changes in Equity For the Year Ended 30 June 2011

Asset Revaluation Reserve $

Retained Earnings $ Balance at 1 July 2010

Total $

5,269,781

3,423,004

8,692,785

Net surplus/(deficit) for year

422,077

-

422,077

Balance at 30 June 2011

5,691,858

3,423,004

9,114,862

Balance at 1 July 2009

4,178,350

3,674,504

7,852,854

Net surplus/(deficit) for year

1,091,431

-

1,091,431

Disposal of revalued assets Balance at 30 June 2010

This statement should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes

5,269,781

(251,500) 3,423,004

(251,500) 8,692,785


St Giles Society Inc

Statement of Cash Flows For the Year Ended 30 June 2011

30 June 2011 $

30 June 2010 $

CASH FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES: Fees received

419,731

359,921

Payments to suppliers

(1,728,150)

Government funding received

10,590,905

9,816,111

324,271

199,376

Interest received Employee benefits paid

(9,421,984)

(1,321,131)

(7,755,490)

GST remitted

16,204

Other Income

488,479

477,256

689,456

1,740,761

37,242

442,409

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

(35,282)

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES: Proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment Purchase of property, plant and equipment Acquisition of investments Net cash used by investing activities

(475,533)

(596,409)

(2,134,765)

(386,498)

(2,573,056)

(540,498)

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES: Payment of finance lease liabilities Net cash used by financing activities Net increase (decrease) in cash held Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year Cash and cash equivalents at end of financial year

This statement should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes

138,751

103,569

138,751

103,569

(1,744,849)

1,303,832

2,161,772

857,940

416,923

2,161,772


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St Giles Society Inc

Notes to the Financial Statements For the Year Ended 30 June 2011

1

Statement of Significant Accounting Policies St Giles Society Inc (“the Association�) is an association incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act (Tasmania) 1964. This financial report covers the Association as an individual entity. This general purpose financial report has been prepared in accordance with Australian Accounting Standards, Australian Accounting Interpretations and the requirements of the Associations Incorporation Act (Tasmania) 1964. the Association has elected to early adopt the pronouncements AASB 1053: Application of Tiers of Australian Accounting Standards and AASB 2010 2: Amendments to Australian Accounting Standards arising from Reduced Disclosure Requirements to the annual reporting period beginning 1 July 2009. The financial report is prepared on an accruals basis and is based on historic costs and does not take into account changing money values or, except where specifically stated, current valuations of non current assets. The following significant accounting policies, which are consistent with the previous period unless otherwise stated, have been adopted in the preparation of the financial report. (a)

Income Tax

The Association has not adopted the principles of tax effect accounting as it has received notification of its exemption from income tax under section 50 45 of the Australian Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. (b)

Revenue

Revenue from fees for services provided to clients is recognised upon billing of the service to the client. This generally occurs after the end of the relevant pay period when the number of hours of care provided to each client can be reliably determined. Government grants are recognised as revenue in the period in which control over the funding is obtained. Interest revenue is recognised on a proportional basis, taking into account the interest rates applicable to the financial assets. Other revenue items, including donations, bequests and fundraising are recognised on receipt. (c)

Cash

For the purposes of the statement of cash flows, cash includes cash on hand, cash at bank and deposits at call net of outstanding bank overdrafts. (d)

Employee entitlements

Liabilities for salaries, wages and annual leave are recognised and measured as the amount unpaid at the reporting date at current pay rates in respect of the employee’s service up to that date. A liability for long service leave is recognised and measured as the present value of expected future payments to be made in respect of services provided up to the reporting date. Consideration is given to expected future wage and salary levels, experience of employee departures and periods of service. (e)

Property, Plant and Equipment

Land and buildings are measured at fair value, based on periodic but generally triennial valuations by and external independent valuer. Plant and equipment are measured using the cost basis and are depreciated over the expected useful life of each asset using the diminishing value basis. The carrying amount of property, plant and equipment is reviewed annually by the board to ensure that it is not in excess of the recoverable amount of these assets. The recoverable amount of an asset is the net amount expected to be recovered through the net cash inflows from its continued use and subsequent disposal.


St Giles Society Inc

Notes to the Financial Statements For the Year Ended 30 June 2011

1

Statement of Significant Accounting Policies (continued) Depreciation rates

The depreciation rates used for each class of depreciable assets are:

Buildings

Motor Vehicles

Other equipment

2.5% 22.5% 5% - 36%

The assets’ residual values and useful lives are reviewed, and adjusted if appropriate, at each balance sheet date. (f)

Financial instruments

Initial recognition and measurement

Financial assets and financial liabilities are recognised when the entity becomes a party to the contractual provisions of the instrument. For financial assets, this is the equivalent to the date that the association commits itself to either the purchase or sale of the asset (i.e. trade date accounting is adopted). Financial instruments are initially measured at fair value plus transactions costs, except where the instrument is classified ‘at fair value through profit or loss’ in which case transaction costs are expensed to profit or loss immediately. Classification and subsequent measurement Financial instruments are subsequently measured at either fair value, amortised cost using the effective interest rate method, or cost. Fair value represents the amount for which an asset could be exchanged or a liability settled, between knowledgeable, willing parties in an arm’s length transaction. Where available, quoted prices in an active market are used to determine fair value. In other circumstances, valuation techniques are adopted. The classification of financial instruments depends on the purpose for which the investments were acquired. Management determines the classification of its investments at initial recognition and at the end of each reporting period for held to maturity assets. The association does not designate any interest as being subject to the requirements of accounting standards specifically applicable to financial instruments. (g)

Financial assets

Investments held are originally recognised at cost, which includes transaction costs. They are subsequently measured at fair value which is equivalent to their market bid price at the end of the reporting period. Movements in fair value are recognised through an equity reserve. (h)

Leases

Lease payments for operating leases, where substantially all of the risks and benefits remain with the lessor, are charged as expenses in the periods in which they are incurred.


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St Giles Society Inc

Notes to the Financial Statements For the Year Ended 30 June 2011

Notes 2

30 June 2011 $

30 June 2010 $

Operating Result Government funding Disability Services (State)

9,832,662

9,295,294

Family, Housing, Community Services and Indigeneous Affairs (Commonwealth)

329,071

251,135

Department of Education (State)

160,474

80,237

Other

268,698

189,445

10,590,905

9,816,111

35,317

442,409

(32,404)

(205,184)

Specific items Included in the operating surplus/(deficit) were the following specific items of revenue and expense: NET GAINS/(LOSSES) Proceeds from disposal of fixed assets Carrying value of assets disposed

6

2,913

237,225

357,829

251,985

357,829

251,985

15,884

10,816

15,884

10,816

17,195

158,928

EXPENSES Depreciation Property, plant and equipment

Auditors remuneration Auditing or reviewing the financial report

Operating lease rentals Equipment Buildings

217,748

204,460

234,943

363,388

273,975

138,555

58,137

60,821

332,112

199,376

INVESTMENT INCOME Financial instruments at amortised cost Interest Change in market value of investments


St Giles Society Inc

Notes to the Financial Statements For the Year Ended 30 June 2011

30 June 2011 $ 3

Cash Cash on hand

800

800

Bank balances

67,956

140,526

348,168

2,020,446

416,924

2,161,772

49,508

85,932

150,000

500

7,841

-

207,349

86,432

Term deposits

2,219,489

141,628

Managed funds

1,146,769

1,089,865

3,366,258

1,231,493

6,433,988

6,405,515

Short term deposits

4

Receivables Trade receivables Sundry debtors Accrued interest

5

6

30 June 2010 $

Investments

Property Plant and Equipment LAND AND BUILDINGS At independent valuation 2008 Less accumulated depreciation Total land and buildings

(368,062)

(247,020)

6,065,926

6,158,495

1,058,577

962,556

PLANT AND EQUIPMENT Furniture and equipment At cost Less accumulated depreciation

(611,471)

(490,876)

447,106

471,680

667,160

368,514

(296,571)

(198,621)

Total motor vehicles

370,589

169,893

Total plant and equipment

817,695

641,573

6,883,621

6,800,068

Motor vehicles At cost Less accumulated depreciation

Total property, plant and equipment


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St Giles Society Inc

Notes to the Financial Statements For the Year Ended 30 June 2011

Furniture and Equipment $

Buildings $

Motor Vehicles $

Total $

6 Property Plant and Equipment (Continued) Movements in Carrying Amounts Opening balance

6,158,495

471,680

169,893

6,800,068

Additions

28,472

96,021

349,293

473,786

Disposals

-

-

(32,404)

(32,404)

(120,595)

(116,192)

(357,829)

447,106

370,590

Depreciation Carrying amount at the end of year

(121,042) 6,065,925

30 June 2011 $ 7

8

6,883,621

30 June 2010 $

Payables Trade payables

157,881

246,375

Payroll accruals

149,388

88,093

Sundry creditors

342,265

349,838

GST collected

(19,078)

(35,282)

630,456

649,024

86,735

37,382

86,735

37,382

155,585

66,187

155,585

66,187

Annual Leave

516,339

450,323

Long service leave

221,478

114,807

737,817

565,130

Borrowings CURRENT Finance lease obligation secured

NON CURRENT Finance lease obligation secured

9

Provisions CURRENT


St Giles Society Inc

Notes to the Financial Statements For the Year Ended 30 June 2011

30 June 2011 $ 9

30 June 2010 $

Provisions (continued) NON CURRENT Long service leave

10

200,922

304,265

200,922

304,265

- no later than 1 year

104,294

60,658

- between 1 year and 5 years

190,815

212,413

Minimum lease payments

295,109

273,071

52,790

39,995

242,319

233,076

- not later than 12 months

49,208

83,231

- between 12 months and 5 years

42,603

49,208

91,811

132,439

567,663

512,295

567,663

512,295

Members’ Guarantee St Giles Society Inc is incorporated under the Associations Incorporations Act (Tasmania) 1964. If it is wound up, the rules of the association state that each member is required to contribute a maximum of $1 each toward meeting any outstanding obligations of the association.

11

Capital and Leasing Commitments (a) Finance lease commitments Payable - minimum lease payments:

Less: finance changes Present value of minimum lease payments Finance leases are in place for certain items of equipment and normally have a term between 2 and 5 years.

(b) Operating Lease Commitments Non cancellable operating leases contracted for but not capitalised in the financial statements Payable - minimum lease payments

12

Key Management Personnel Compensation The totals of remuneration paid to key management personnel during the year are as follows: Salaries and allowances


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St Giles Society Inc

Directors’ Declaration For the Year Ended 30 June 2011

In the opinion of the Board of Directors, the financial statements and notes, as set out on pages 5 to 12: (a) present fairly the financial position of St Giles Society Inc as at 30 June 2011 and the results and cash flows of the association for the year then ended; (b) have been prepared and presented in accordance with applicable Australian Accounting Standards and other mandatory professional reporting requirements; and (c)

satisfy the requirements of the Associations Incorporation Act (Tasmania) 1964 to prepare accounts.

This statement is made in accordance with a resolution of the Board of Directors.

Felicity Wivell Chairman

Martin Rees Director

Launceston Date:


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Thank you Rob Burnett. St Giles was fortunate to beneďŹ t from the beautiful work of one of Tasmania’s best photographers for the images used in this annual report. Thank you Rob.


St Giles Society Inc. ABN 79 067 523 335

Regsitered OfďŹ ce 65 Amy Road Newstead Tasmania

Hobart PO Box 45 New Town Tasmania 7008

Postal Address PO Box 416 Launceston Tasmania 7250

devonport PO Box 1255 Devonport Tasmania 7310

Phone (03) 6344 2451 Fax (03) 6343 0980 Email society@stgiles.org.au

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St Giles 2010-11 Annual Report  

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