We are change-makers, forward thinkers and here to support people in need. Here are five people whose lives have been changed for the better thanks to a partnership with the dedicated support workers and trainers who work at IMPACT.
IMPACT helps pregnant mum isolated by COVID
Lisa is a new mum who won’t forget her time in Bundaberg or the support of IMPACT Community Services in a hurry. The PNG woman recently welcomed a son, Michael, into her life. Due to COVID, Lisa was stuck thousands of kilometres from her family for Michael’s arrival. Support worker Lesley Allen was quickly by her side. Read her story here.
Graduate, 62, proves there’s no age limit to studying at IMPACT
At IMPACT Community Services we believe there is no age limit to setting out in a new direction and changing your career, and Tinika McNamara is the perfect example. Tinika, 62, recently graduated from her Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) CHC33015 at IMPACT and has already found employment. Read more.
James embraces IMPACT’s training journey for dream job
When James Ellis decided to enrol in the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community) course at IMPACT Community Services, he knew he'd made the right choice. James loves the industry he is preparing to enter, and it perfectly suits his caring nature. James felt a lack in his previous careers that only the personal touch of helping others could provide. Find out what he had to say here.
Get Set for Work: IMPACT program sparks love of learning, new career path
When Laura Brown started a hospitality course at IMPACT Community Services, she had no idea it would lead to a new career path, a love of learning and goal to one day become a human rights lawyer. Laura joined IMPACT's Get Set for Work (GSFW) program in May last year and shortly after enrolled in the Certificate III in Hospitality (SIT30616). Read more about this determined young woman’s story here.
IMPACT helps Lleyton and his pregnant partner find a home
Lleyton came very close to being homeless during the COVID-19 lock-down, but thankfully he turned to IMPACT Community Services for support. IMPACT Community Navigator Steven Hull was able to help Lleyton and his heavily pregnant girlfriend find a new house to live in. Despite the difficulties added by COVID-19, Steven was with Lleyton every step of the way until he had a roof over his head. Could you use a hand during COVID? Read more here.