21 December 2020
Welcome to the Breakaway Bulletin
Welcome to the December 2020 edition of Breakaway Toowoomba’s Newsletter, the Breakaway Bulletin, Christmas Edition.
Here we will keep you informed, updated and part of the conversation of what and why we do what we do. We would love for you to get involved, so if you have any stories you want to share, comments you want to make or if you have any queries or suggestions feel free to get in touch, our contact details are at the bottom of the newsletter.
Message from the CEO
I can’t believe it is Christmas this week! This year has flown by, I can’t believe it is almost 2021. While the New Year is sneaking up on us, I had some time this weekend to reflect on this year. While it has been a year full of change, ups and downs, the year has really shown us that we have a lot to be grateful for.
We have great clients, families and staff and I am grateful to all of you. We had to make quite a few changes to adapt to COVID during the year, I want to thank you for working with us every step of the way as we complied with Government regulations throughout the year. As COVID is still around us, I know that many of you might not be able to visit your families during the festive season, my thoughts are with you during this time.
We want to thank all our clients and families for joining us on the 4th of December for the Christmas Party, it was really great to see everyone again and to have a great chat with you. I want to say a big thank you to Philip who made a wonderful speech at the party, we appreciate your kind words and the many hours of practice!
In the first week of December, we commenced rolling out new Staff ID cards. From the 1st of January 2021, it will be mandatory for all Breakaway Staff to carry their Staff ID cards on them whilst on shift. This will serve as instant identification for anyone who comes into contact with Breakaway staff. Staff ID cards can be clipped to a badge or kept in a wallet to be produced whenever necessary.
Last week, we opened another Specialised Disability Accommodation (SDA) house. The house will be shared by three men who started moving in this week. We wish them lots of happy times in their new home.
I want to take this opportunity to wish all our clients, families and staff members a safe and joyous Christmas, holiday season and New Year filled with health and happiness.
Client Christmas Party
We want to thank all our clients and families who attended the Christmas Party on Friday the 4th of December. We had a great time, it was lovely to see everyone and to spend some time with you all. Here are a few photos that we took on the day.
Staff ID Cards
From the 1st of January 2021, all breakaway staff will be carrying a Staff ID card with them whilst on shift. This will serve as instant identification for anyone who comes into contact with Breakaway Staff. The staff ID card will bring in an aspect of familiarity with our clients.
Staff ID cards can be clipped to a badge or kept in a wallet to be produced whenever necessary.
Breakaway office hours during Christmas and New Year period
The office will close for Christmas on Thursday the 24th of December at 12.00 pm and will reopen on Tuesday 29 December at 8.30 am.
The office will be open as per normal operating hours on 29 December and 30 December.
The office will close for New Year on the 31st of December at 12.00 pm and will reopen on Monday the 4th of January at 8.30 am.
Please call the on-call phone during this time for any urgent matters.
On-call: 0408 186 968