• Oct 2017

    Valmar Moves Office Locations in Canberra

     After two years of successful operations from comfortable, but small offices in Richardson in Tuggeranong, Valmar has moved our ACT office location to 117 Denison St Deakin. The new offices are part of a very disability friendly building that belongs to the MS Society. They are centrally located, have a huge amount of easy, free parking, include meeting and training rooms, a great kitchen, and even come with a receptionist. Valmar is sharing ...

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  • Oct 2017

    The Buyability video link

    Dear Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten MP, We love our jobs so much we’re coming to Canberra to tell politicians about them! Please join us for breakfast at Parliament House on 5 September to show your support for employment for people with disability – because #alljobsmatter. Thank you for watching, The Valmar Support Services LTD team

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  • Oct 2017

    Valmar a double winner at the NSW Business Chamber Riverina Murray Region Business Awards

    At a gala dinner in Albury, Valmar was announced as the regional winner of Excellence in Innovation and Hugh Packard, Valmar CEO was announced as the Business Leader of the Year. In accepting these awards, Hugh emphasised that it was the quality of the staff and the services they provide, combined with a positive and creative use of Information Technology that had enabled Valmar to achieve so much over the last few years, especially a...

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  • Oct 2017

    Lanterns on the Lagoon

    Lanterns on the Lagoon is a festival celebrating reflection, sustainable art and sculpture. The Valmar Tree composed of work clients made at Lifestyle Connections Craft group in Tumut.  

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  • Oct 2017

    BUYABILITY breakfast at Parliament House

    Left to right John Stanfield ( Manager Valmar Disability Enterprises ) Tony Webb ( employee ) Ken Baker ( CEO National Disability Services ) Barb O’Hara ( Employee ), Hugh Packard (CEO Valmar) and Alex Humble ( employee ) Attending the BUYABILITY breakfast at Parliament House recently with over 30 MPs and 150 disability services representatives. The breakfast followed from the Disability Enterprises Summit that was held in Canberra ...

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  • Jul 2017

    PINECOM HOLDS A LUNCH TO RECOGNISE SAFE WORK RECORD and PRACTICES

    On one of the few sunny days this winter, all Pinecom employees recently enjoyed a BBQ lunch and presentation in recognition of two great safety milestones. It had been a year since anyone at Pinecom had a Lost Time Work Injury and had to take time off from work, and a half a year since an injury resulting in a visit to the doctor. Rick Broad and John Stanfield presented every Pinecom employee with a warm, Valmar Logo beanie to kee...

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  • Mar 2017

    The biannual Snowy Hydro Tumut Region Business Awards

    The biannual Snowy Hydro Tumut Region Business Awards, run by the Tumut Regional Chamber of Commerce, were announce last night ( 28th March 2017 ) at a gala night at Club Tumut. For the first time ever Valmar was nominated for a number of these awards, and was the winner in all three categories…. EXCELLENCE in BUSINESS EXCELLENCE in INNOVATION BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR In accepting these three awards, ...

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  • Jan 2017

    Great achievements for Garry, Allison & Tash

    Great achievements for Garry, Allison, and Tash Tash All events 1st Singles 1st B Grade Doubles 3rd Allison 2nd Trios Gary Is not here, so I'm not sure I think he got 2 silver and a gold Rodney was happy to participate

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  • Jan 2017

    Wendy’s Last day at Work on the 4th January 2017

    After 24 years as Valmar’s Receptionist, Wendy McGuire has called it a day. She is moving to the warmth of the coast and will not miss the Tumut winters, but she has said how much she will miss her job and her Tumut friends and workmates. Wendy said that “ having my job at Valmar has been the best and happiest period of my life” Hugh Packard, CEO, thanked Wendy for her kind words and for her wonderful work over almost a quarter of a ce...

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  • Dec 2016

    20 years continuous membership of NDS

    The attached photo is Ken Baker – CEO of NDS, presenting Valmar with a Certificate of recognition for 20 years continuous membership of NDS. NDS is the national Peak Body for services such as Valmar. This also was publicly acknowledged at a Long Service Recognition presentation at the recent NDS CEO Conference in Melbourne. Valmar ( and its predecessor organisations ) have actually been involved with NDS for 28 years, however we could not affor...

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  • Sep 2016

    Maisie’s Choir & Kitchen Band

    Maisie’s Choir & Kitchen Band For many weeks now Valmar Community Access clients, Ann, Carmel and Craig have been attending practice with Maisie’s Choir and Kitchen Band at the Yass Soldiers Club, in anticipation of performing on stage in the not too distant future. This has been a dream of Ann’s and it is wonderful to see her dream coming to fruition. We had already attended the groups Christmas concert in 2015 and this was enjoyed by ...

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  • May 2016

    Community Participation at Valmar Support Services - “Yass Tribune community News”

  • Apr 2016

    Next ACT Group House Joins Valmar – Number 10 thanks to the NDIS

    On Wednesday the 13th of April at noon the 10th group house transition from Disability ACT to Valmar occurred. All these transfers have been made possible by the roll-out of the NDIS in the ACT and residents and their Guardians being free to choose their accommodation service providers as the ACT Government moves out of direct disability service delivery. There was tea, jam and scones, much laughter and a street almost blocked by cars and vans as t...

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  • Apr 2016

    Jason Cole Rocks the Turf in Tumut

     Valmar employee Jason Cole was invited onto the stage to sing during the highly successful Rock the Turf concert recently. Jason joined Tumut band, Captain Jack for one number and brought the house down. Pictured are Jason and Captain Jack frontman Scot Platt belting out a tune in front of a large and enthusiastic crowd.  

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  • Mar 2016

    All Abilities Olympic Sports Day in Yass a great success

    On a perfect Autumn Day in Yass approximately 150 keen “Olympians” representing many countries gathered to test their skills at a wide variety of sports. There was soccer, basketball, football passing, tennis and many more, including the Great Wheelchair Race. The Canberra Raider development crew were there, Tennis Australia, and of course a sausage sizzle and music. Perhaps no world records were broken, but many friendships were formed. With students ...

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  • Feb 2016

    DAMO SHAVES HIS DOME FOR CHARITY

     Local Valmar and Gundagai celebrity, Damien Booby celebrated his 40th birthday in a unique way on Gundagai Show day recently. He decided he wanted to help the local charities that support kids, so he fundraised over $3,000 by having his head shaved in front of a large and vocal crowd of friends, family and supporters. Gundagai hairdresser, Jill Jones, did the shearing, and after he was clipped, Damo thanked everybody who supported him, with a...

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  • Jan 2016

    Local Fans meet HOME and AWAY actor

    Gerard Agnew, a client from Valmar YASS had organized a day trip with Dawn Waters to go on the HOME and AWAY tour. However once word got out among his Valmar Support peers, a total of twenty seven people from Valmar services in Queanbeyan, Canberra, Goulburn and Yass ended up attending . They travelled by Community Transport and visited the sights of where the Home and Away show is filmed. In the photo Evie from the Home and Away show with her ...

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  • Dec 2015

    Premier Screening of Tracks Winding Back

    Friday the 4th of December saw Tumut’s historic Montreal Theatre alive with activity as a large crowd attended the Gala Premier screening of the latest “Impossible Spectacular” film production by clients of Valmar Support Services. The movie, title Tracks Winding Back – Goldfields, is a sequel to the first successful Tracks Winding Back movie and continues to follow the escapades of the three would-be bushrangers… Moonlight Mitch, Dynami...

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  • Dec 2015

    International day of Persons with Disabilities

    International day of Persons with Disabilities ( IDPD ) was celebrated in Yass by Valmar Community Access hosting a very successful and well attended farm day. Community members were invited to come and participate in a range of activities at Valmar’s Meehan St facility. That day was held in partnership with the Yass Valley Council who presented a number of Access and Inclusion awards to local businesses, organisations and individuals. Awards went ...

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  • Oct 2015

    VALMAR Commences operations of first two Group Houses in the ACT

    On noon on Monday the 9th November, Valmar assumed the full responsibility for the ongoing operations of their first high-support group house for adults with disabilities in Canberra. The house had previously been operated by the ACT Government, but with the advent of the National Disability Insurance Scheme ( NDIS ) in Canberra, the ACT Government elected to step out of all disability service provision and organisations like Valmar have been e...

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