Impact Community Services has launched a new-look website as it steps up activity to help those in need during the COVID-19 lockdown.
The organisation, which supports vulnerable members of the community, is moving quickly to adapt services and programs away from face-to-face interactions, while also providing innovative solutions to ensure those who access its programs share in a high-quality experience.
Impact's managing director Tanya O’Shea said Impact delivered more than 20 programs where the focus was on helping members of the Bundaberg and Burnett communities live, grow and prosper.
Since the onset of COVID-19 the organisation has also put together specialist teams to help those who have lost their jobs or are struggling with isolation.
As well as adapting to help those in need, Impact is doubling down on its commitment to innovation.
“It is during times like these, that we need to be there for people in our community and work even harder to let them know what services we have and how we can help,” Ms O’Shea said.
“We have experienced people in place to provide those in need with support to get through this period.”
She said the new website was a key component of Impact's strategy to share its message with the community.
The redesigned site provides an improved user experience, with a fresh new look and more intuitive navigation.
“We have introduced a series of changes to the website to make your browsing experience better,” Ms O’Shea said.
“The website change simplifies locating the information you need with a sharper browsing experience.”
Ms O’Shea encouraged others to follow Impact on Facebook and sign up to its newsletter.
Some of Impact's programs include:
Jobactive: Jobactive focused on getting more people into work and connecting employers and job seekers.
Transition to Work: Transition to Work is a service to support young people aged 15–24 on their journey to employment.
Registered Training Organisation (Certificate III courses/traineeships in conservation and land management): IMPACT Community Services is a leading provider of training, with industry qualified and experienced staff who bring current real-world skills directly to the classroom.
Intensive Family Support: IMPACT Community Service's Intensive Family Support service works with families experiencing multiple and/or complex needs who have children unborn to 18 years of age.
Positive Start Parenting: IMPACT's Positive Start Parenting support service is for mums and dads with children aged 0-12 (and up to 18 in special cases) who need a little help and support.
Community Navigators: This program is tailored to help those on the Cashless Debit Card with the support and guidance they need to overcome any of life’s obstacles and achieve greater independence and well-being.
NDIS support: IMPACT provides NDIS services in Queensland. We're a registered National Disability Insurance Agency provider that helps people with a disability achieve their goals. Services include day programs, life and living skills, social and community engagement, supported employment, support in training and education.
IMPACT Community Health Service: IMPACT Community Health Service provides health services for residents in the Discovery Coast region.
Social enterprises (New Image Laundry, Material Recycling Centre and Containers for Change refund point): IMPACT runs social enterprises that employs more than 20 workers with disability under the Australian Government's Australian Disability Enterprise (ADE). We provide a supported work environment where our staff help individual workers identify areas to grow their skills and undertake any training they may need.
Community Visitors Scheme: This friendship program is about linking volunteer visitors with people who live in aged care facilities throughout the Bundaberg and Burnett regions.
For more information about Impact go to https://www.impact.org.au/