Our highlights RUBY’S
across the metropolitan area and Mount Gambier.
communication needs who are dealing with the justice system.
of Ruby’s clients were young people already experiencing HOMELESSNESS.
The COMMUNICATION PARTNER SERVICE began in July 2016 to support people with complex
The ANANGU LANDS PAPER TRACKER radio program reached an estimated listenership of
4,000 people across the APY Lands each week.
RELATIONSHIP CENTRE delivered around 100 Child-focused Information Sessions to over 800 parents to strengthen and support children’s needs.
MENTAL HEALTH CARER SUPPORT AND RESPITE supported more than
64 CARERS from the Murray Bridge office. WE WELCOMED MORE
THAN 300 PEOPLE to our Lifeline Champions Lunch in October 2016, with guest speakers from the sporting world – Port Adelaide footballer Matthew Lobbe, cross-fit champion Amanda Allen, former Test cricketer Wayne Phillips, and former Crows footballer Andrew Crowell – talking about mental health.
WE WERE PROUD WINNERS of the Community and Regions category at the Inaugural Premier’s Climate Change Council – SA
Climate Leaders Awards 2016. This award recognised our commitment to becoming certified carbon neutral and encouraging behavioural change in our organisation, as well as in the broader community. We are the first South Australian organisation and first registered charity in Australia to be Certified Carbon Neutral.
OUR CARER RESPITE TEAM
provided more than of respite support to carers in regional areas. 3,450 HOURS
We gained both Certificate and Award Level recertification with the Australian Service Excellence Standards (ASES) in June, recognising our commitment to providing exceptional service to customers and the community.
We continue to work on low-carbon strategies and this year achieved a 4.8% reduction, including reductions in electricity consumption (5.4%),
paper use (14%) and fuel used in our fleet vehicles (6%), 75% of which are now hybrid petrol-electric vehicles.
Our Chief Executive,
SIMON SCHRAPEL, was awarded a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the 2017 Australia Day honours in January.
WE BECAME ONE OF THE FOUNDING PARTNERS FOR CARBON NEUTRAL ADELAIDE IN
EARLY 2017. We are committed to reducing carbon emissions. Through this program, we are helping to make the City of Adelaide the world’s first carbon neutral city – a showcase for embracing the economic, social and environmental opportunities of responding to climate change, including the uptake of renewable energy and clean, smart technologies.
UNITING COMMUNITIES WAS FORMALLY ACCREDITED AS A WHITE RIBBON WORKPLACE
IN NOVEMBER 2016 The Accreditation recognises organisations that
are taking active steps to stop gendered violence, promote respectful relationships and gender equality within the workplace, and take a zero-tolerance approach to violence against women. We are committed to providing a safe workplace environment and striving to create a cultural shift that leads to a future without violence against women.
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