Board Corporate Governance Workshops

Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) will conduct two workshops at our Group Home Support Centre in North Rocks in June 2017. Board Members and members of the Executive Team will attend.

Group Home CQI Communication Link

Regional Managers will send out a Person-Centred report to all families and Advocates at the end of this year, setting out the outcomes achieved by each resident and group home during 2015. Feedback will be invited from families and Advocates.

Thank You to our Volunteers

Thank you to Chairman Frank Deane and all Board members for their volunteer contribution to what we are most proud of, the high quality of our service. Thank you to Ross Liddle at United Way Sydney and Ellie Comerford and Lyn Stroud at Genworth for the Corporate Partner working bees and room makeovers held recently. A vast difference was made to Ivy group home and Waratah group home gardens.

Forsight opens another Group Home

Forsight Australia will open another group home in November 2014 when three of the five residents move into their new home in Coniston. Read More...

UPDATE on Forsight Australia Expansion

Forsight Australia opened the first of five new group homes last week when the first three residents moved into their new home in Blacktown. Two more residents have moved in this week to bring the total residents to five in this wonderful new purpose built group home. Read More...

United Way - Genworth - Forsight Australia Volunteer Day

On Thursday 5 June 2014, a team of Volunteers from Genworth will team up with Ross Liddle from United Way Australia to make over the garden and do an indoor project at Forsight’s Pines Group Home at Marrickville.

From the moment the team of Volunteers walk through the front door in their distinctive polo shirts there is a frenzy of activity that takes place under the watchful eye of Ross Liddle who is a skilled United Way Sydney Team Leader and Volunteer Co-odinator of Corporate projects.

Forsight employees provide refreshments throughout the entire day, plus lunch for the hard working Volunteers. In addition, they volunteer alongside the Corporate volunteers to share the experience.

We are looking forward to welcoming the Genworth team once again to Forsight with assistance from United Way Australia.

New Group Homes for Forsight

Forsight moves closer to opening four new ADHC/Forsight Sensory Group Homes for 20 adults who are Deafblind currently living in large ADHC residences.

Planning meetings are being held to ensure a seamless transition for all residents into their exciting new environments at Blacktown, Westmead and Miranda. Special attention is being paid to colour and texture and the benefits that flow to adults who are Deafblind as they touch different surfaces to find their way around their new home.

Distinctive aromas will let people know they are back in their familiar surroundings during the early stages of the transition. Forsight is documenting progress during this exciting time measure the success of the residents as they settle into their new environments.

Forsight Expansion

We are excitedly planning for our expansion – to open 4 new Forsight community group homes during 2013 to accommodate 20 deafblind adults in the Sydney metropolitan area. Genworth Sensory hands-on kitchens will be included in the new community group homes so these kitchens will resemble Forsight’s sensory kitchens Jacaranda, Waratah and Illawarra community group homes.

UPDATE - Forsight Sensory Garden Art Studio

This project is now underway.
The wheelchair bus accessible carport and cover wheelchair walkway has been completed and we are ready to commence the construction of the Art Studio and surrounding paved area. Read More...

UPDATE - Community funded Sensory Garden Art Studio

This innovative and important project will enable Forsight’s deafblind adults to use their hands to be creative. They will become potters and artists when they attend this new Studio to be created at our Group Home Support Centre in North Rocks. Read More...

Sensory Garden Studio

Donations are coming in for this exciting and worthwhile project that will see the first Sensory Art Program implemented at Forsight. Donors include Genworth, Inner Wheel Clubs of Beecroft and Parramatta, MasoniCare and District 32 Masonic Association, Timothy Letts, Dr & Mrs John York and Yolanda Seach. Our target is $30,000 and to date we have raised $23,350 towards this project. Read More...

Genworth Capital Works Project - 2012

Forsight is currently renovating the kitchens at Jacaranda and Illawarra community group homes with funding provided by Genworth through United Way Australia. Both kitchens will be fully wheelchair accessible to allow the adults who are deafblind with additional disabilities to participate in the Forsight Sensory Hands-on Cooking Program. The kitchens have been designed with each adult in mind so that each individual can enjoy cooking their favourite recipes. Read More...

Group Home Backyard Blitz

In 2011 we are already busy planning more working bees with Ross Liddle, Corporate Volunteering Manager, United Way Australia and their Corporate Partners. Read More...

Pines Group Home Working Bee

December 2010 was a busy time for those of us at the Pines Group Home make over. I would like to say a big thank you to all those who helped make this a very successful day. Many thanks to United Way Australia and Nicholas Rainey and his team of volunteers from the Commonwealth Bank, Marrickville Branch.

Here are a few photographs, showing all the action on the day.

Making a difference at Pines Group Home

Corporate Volunteering.
Ross Liddle from United Way Australia coordinated a working bee at Forsight’s Pines Group Home in Marrickville involving a team of volunteers from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia on 1st December 2010.

The Commonwealth Bank volunteers spent the day painting residents’ rooms in this beautiful old Federation group home. Forsight Foundation staff members looked after the volunteers by providing lunch and refreshments though out the day.

We are scoping more jobs for Ross Liddle and this wonderful group of volunteers who are keen to come back and assist on a regular basis.

Residents' 2009 Christmas Party

The following photographs were taken at the Residents’ Christmas party on Friday 18th December 2009.  Over 50 residents, staff and special guests enjoyed fun and laughter in the Rotary Room at our Group Home Support Centre in North Rocks.

Santa arrived to the delight of everyone present and gave each resident gifts donated by the Rotary Club of West Pennant Hills/Cherrybrook, the Inner Wheel Club of Beecroft, the Lions’ Club of North Rocks and Genworth Financial, through United Way Sydney. 

Our sincere thanks go to staff members, donors and volunteers who supported this annual event again this year.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW our Christmas Party photographs for 2009.

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ACCOMMODATION SERVICE MANAGER
MIRIANA GAZIVODA
ASM
In 2008/09 a CQI Strategy has been to train all staff to an agreed level of competence. Staff Evaluations and feedback provided by staff at our Quarterly General Staff meetings, Strategic Planning Questionnaires and Surveys all provide valuable information about the training needs and expectations of our House Managers, Therapists and Direct Care Workers. Read More...

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Kirsty Fromholtz

DANCE THERAPIST
KIRSTY FROMHOLTZ
Dance Movement Therapy is the psychotherapeutic use of movement to assist in treatment of a range of emotional, cognitive, physical and behavioural problems. Like all creative therapies the emphasis is placed on the creative process, rather than the finished product. Dance-movement therapy works on the principle that mind and body are inextricably linked and that the health of one affects the other. Read More...