About Windgap Foundation

“Windgap Foundation is a not for profit organisation, providing services to people with intellectual disabilities, including supported employment, supported accommodation, training, community access and community participation. Celebrating more than its 60th year of operation, Windgap has established aoutstanding reputation as a quality disability service provider in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney and prides itself on its values of ‘caring, integrity, independence, innovation and empowerment’. It is Windgap’s mission to improve the quality of life of people with intellectual disabilities by supporting them in reaching their full potential and raising community awareness as to their needs and aspirations.” Windgap Privacy Policy

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WINDGAP NEWS

6557370-3x2-940x627[1]ABC News Coverage at Windgap Foundation: Disability Budget Announcement

The Hon. John Ajaka, NSW Minister for Ageing, Disability services made an announcement on disability budget at Windgap’s latest residential house in Bega Avenue, Little Bay. ABC News covered the announcement which also included interviews with one of Windgap’s resident Ralph Gelling, his niece Allison Freeman and Residential Services Manager Joanne D’Arcy. To view the coverage, click below and feel free to leave us a comment:

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IMG_4939Rabbitohs Stars Cooked for Their Fans at Windgap

Windgap would like to thank a host of current and future Souths Sydney Rabbitohs stars, including George Burgess, Alex Johnston, Dylan Walker, Chris Grevsmuhl and Windgap’s Ambassador Matt King who visited Windgap to meet fans, sign autographs, pose for photos and learn more about our services. Before putting on a BBQ lunch for the supported employees, the players have also helped them in the workshop.

 

 

DSC06344Windgap Bega Avenue Opening

Windgap’s Residential Services hosted an open day for the entirely new premise in Bega Avenue, Little Bay which is enabled by the $2million grant. In April 2015, the newly built residential home has been completed and the keys to the house were handed to Windgap. The house now accommodates five clients. The event saw the attendance of The Hon Minister John Ajaka, Bruce Notley-Smith MP, Ron Hoenig MP, Michael Daley MP, Mayor Ben Keneally, Mayor Ted Seng, Windgap’s Board of Directors, associates, ambassadors, staff and families.

volunteer appreciation breakfastVolunteer Appreciation Breakfast

To celebrate National Volunteer Week, Windgap hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast which was catered and served by the Transition to Work hospitality team. Windgap would like to thank all past and present volunteers, board members, ambassadors and students for their work, dedication and support. Windgap Foundation’s volunteer program has been a great success since its launch in 2013. In less than six months, seventy volunteers, professionals, students, stay-at-home mothers, artists, accountants, educators, website designers, animators, graphic designers, bakers, nurses and many more people interested in the organisation had been placed within Windgap’s services. A year after launching the program, the number of volunteers including students had reached one hundred. For an expression of interest to volunteer, please click here, email volunteer@windgap.org.au or call us on 02 8337 3646

 

Making AirwavesMaking Airwaves on Eastside Radio

Windgap Foundation with the support of the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation has partnered with Eastside Radio 89.7FM, to develop the ‘Making Airwaves’ project, an opportunity for people with an intellectual disability to learn radio presentation and production skills, creating their own radio show. On Tuesday 31st March 2015, the latest team from the Making Airwaves project, ‘Breaking Voices’ broadcast their program on Eastside Radio 89.7FM. The ‘Breaking Voices’ team covers everything from paranormal activity to the Rabbitohs to information to support the visually impaired. You’ll hear brave telling’s of personal injustices and survival, favorite songs and encounters with celebrities. Now in its 4th instalment, we are proud to present another episode of Making Airwaves! We would like to thank our sponsors, staff and volunteers for supporting and sharing our vision!

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Garden Makeover from The Soroptimist Group

Transition to Retirement site was fortunate in having the Soroptimist Group over forthe soroptimist group, Transition to Retirement, volunteering at Windgap a garden makeover. Last year, the Soroptimists have been involved in supporting Windgap’s gardens in Residential Services and now, the ladies Terry and Marcia rolled up their sleeves with the retirees and clients. They had a fantastic morning planting and putting up the finished mosaic artwork in the garden.

Windgap Gala Ball 2015

On 9th May, Windgap held its Grand Ole Opry Gala Ball at The Australian Turf Club. The night was a great success with over 400 people attending.

The evening included many highlights: Laura and Raya from Windgap’s Youth Employment Program (YEP) were brought on stage to talk about their experiences at Windgap, plus the evening included Jean Kittson (MC), Dolly Parton by Donella Waters, Johnny Cash & June Carter tributes by Cash Only band and Stump the Guru with Max Hitchins which was a hit. Also, there were many great raffle and silent auction item winners. Thank you to all our partners, sponsors, people who attended, donated and volunteered their time which made this another spectacular Gala Ball!

Mr Espresso by WindgapMr Espresso by Windgap @ Matraville

Windgap and Mr Espresso is now proud partners for an exciting social enterprise that will provide employment opportunities for eager members from Windgap who have been trained at our Eastlakes DSK Hospitality and Learning Centre. Transition to Work’s Tim Lockwood, Laura Cameron and Wai Sing Siu have already started serving delicious coffee and treats at The Mr Espresso by Windgap Café at 522 Bunnerong Road, Matraville. The official launch was on 3 December, on The International Day for People with Disabilities with the attendance of Councillor Brendan Roberts, Minister for Disability Services Hon. John Ajaka, Ron Hoeing, MP., Councillor Murray Matson and Michael Daley MP. With the support of the community and sponsors, Mr Espresso by Windgap will bring inclusion and meaningful employment opportunities to people with intellectual disabilities.

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Post Bastille Day Party

Windgap and the Soroptimist International would like to raise funds for Transition to Retirement Garden Project. Please RSVP to terry.maunsell@gmail.com

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NAIDOC Day at Windgap

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Video Gallery

Introduction to Windgap Services

View the short video of Windgap Services

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Ken’s Windgap Journey

View the short video of Ken Clapp’s Windgap journey. YouTube Preview Image

Volunteer Video

For any expression of interest to volunteer with Windgap, please email volunteer@windgap.org.au or call us on 02 8337 3646 YouTube Preview Image

 

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