Spring Edition - Sept Qtr Newsletter Summary 2019

Welcome to our September newsletter, from Service Manager Frank Estevao...

It has been a very interesting and productive few months. I have not once had a boring day, and the human interaction I have both observed and been a part of is, worthy of a novel or TV mini-series.

To all readers, I can promise you there has been passion aplenty from all workers in our/your amazing family we call Breakaway.

It literally has brought a tear to my eye listening to workers team up to battle with rostering and other challenges.

Our successes to-date this year include:

First and foremost, surviving and thriving while we had to negotiate the end of DSQ funding while we moved into the NDIS system where we are paid only weeks after services rendered.

Another highlight has been the wonderful new Direct Support Workers that have joined us, after families and other agencies snapped up our workers. Thank you to all the new workers for all your energy and emotional intelligence whilst you dealt with the challenges loaded onto you in this family-oriented business.

Thank you also and the more experienced staff who supported them at the various battle-fronts. To support all workers we will continue with our annual essential practices and other training towards the end of the year and into a promising 2020.

Thanks to organising staff and colleagues/team members stepping in on the day, we also had 3 social highlights, namely the Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ Day luncheons at our Short-term Accommodation house in Buckingham Street.

In between those successful events, was the even more successful outing and fundraiser at the North Lakes Sports Club, our annual Cent Auction. We raised over $2,000.00 to pay towards musical and arts-and-crafts activities for vulnerable but lively and goal-oriented clients and guests.

For further information on this and anything else please 3883 1099, or e-mail info@breakawayinc.org.au

Office hours: Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm

Updates for the Supported Independent Living Houses

WOW what a busy time in the SILS houses....

The staff at the ladies house put in a huge effort to make the Christmas in July a huge success that it was.

it was lovely to see all staff interacting with families enjoying some games and the delicious Christmas food in the cooler months. Bit different to the usual Queensland Christmas we have where we usually chuck a shrimp on the BBQ as its too hot to cook a Turkey.

The Gents house and Petrie house Celebrated Mathews Birthday, again a huge effort from the staff to make it a special Bombers Birthday for Mathew with a Essendon Bombers football cake and memorabilia gifts for Mathew which he loved.

It was a lovely winters day and such a pleasure to celebrate with Mathew and his father and the dedicated team that support Mathew.

A huge thank you from Me to all the staff who pulled together and helped make these two events a great day.

Until next time keep on keeping on and remember .Find a way, Make a way, there is a way, and all the best from the SILS houses

Breakaway SIL Operations Supervisor, Sandra B.

Picture Gallery

Breakaway 2019 Cent Auction Highlights & Sponsors

We had some fabulous sponsors this year for Aug 30 Cent Auction, with some amazing prizes being donated. A special thankyou to Northlakes Sports Club for donating their function room, Woolworths Margate for donating their green shopping bags, which were great for holding the auction tickets…. And to all the local businesses, staff members and families who assisted on the day ….

2019 Event Sponsors:

Cent Auction Picture Gallery

* All images are copyrighted to Breakaway Inc. Reproductions are not allowed.

Upcoming Events

Breakaway Family Coffee Meetings

When: 1st Thursday of Every Month

Time: 10am

Location: Shield Street Café, Scarborough

* All Breakaway families and Members are welcome to attend.

Music & Movement Program & Sausage Sizzle

When: Every Wednesday

Time: 10am to 12pm

Cost: $10 per person / $1 per sausage

Location: John Naumann Hall, 474 Deception Bay Rd, Deception Bay QLD 4508

Contact: 3883 1099 for more info

Melbourne Cup Luncheon

Date: Nov 5

Time: 12pm to 3pm

Location: Respite House, 16 Buckingham Street, Margate

Free for Members & Families

Cost: $15 for Non-members

Ph: 3284 2271 to register your details

Register online

Breakaway Christmas Function

Date: Nov 24

Time: 11am to 2.30pm

Cost: $5.00 per person

Location: North Lakes Sports Club, Northlakes Qld

Ph: 3883 1099 to register details

Register Online