Hello Families and supporters of Sunnyhaven
The NDIS rolled out in 2017 and we have met many of the challenges associated with a not well thought out rollout.
There have been many issues for Sunnyhaven with payments from the NDIS and in fact at the end of last year we were owed 1.5 million. Whilst we had some limited funds to keep us afloat it caused issues in planning for our future. Our day services have suffered a significant loss in the attempt to provide similar services as before.
To date we are operating in a loss in this program area. I would highly recommend for the day program staff to support you in your plan review, as a result would mean the maintenance of days instead of a reduction in days.
On a positive note this year saw us provide our first travel experience to Fiji for 6 clients and we have 2 holidays planned for this year as well.
Sunnyhaven opened our 10 bed unit complex at Turella and the units were filled up within a couple of days. We also opened 2 new houses at Illawong and Roselands.
Sunnyhaven was a finalist in the local business awards which is a wonderful example of how we are viewed in the community.
Our board recently developed the next 3 year plan for Sunnyhaven and I would like to thank them for their continuing support in shaping the future of Sunnyhaven.
My door is always open if you have any concerns or need support.
Chief Executive Officer