Grampians Community Health Supports Record Numbers And Achieves Solid Surplus – Ararat Advertiser

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Grampians Community Health is supporting a record number of people after experiencing massive growth over the past financial year. GCH’s annual report released on December 16 shows that in June 2021 the organisation had 2395 active clients, up from 1711 the same time the previous year. A total of 3299 new supports started during the year and GCH’s revenue grew from $16,704,063 to $20,645,887. GCH finished the financial year with a $375,000 surplus while its net assets grew to more than $4 million. Board Chair Melissa Morris praised staff for their role in keeping the community safe and healthy during a period of big change and growth for the organisation. Ms Morris said surveys showed the impact GCH services were having on people’s lives and in helping people to stay living at home and feeling safe and supported. Key achievements for the year included starting the GCH Assist program in Horsham, formation of a Community Advisory Committee, updating key governance documents and holding the first meeting of the Board’s quality and clinical governance committee. CEO Greg Little said GCH had continued to be responsive to the pandemic while not forgetting its responsibility to the local community. OTHER NEWS: “GCH demonstrated how nimble and responsive our organisation can be, modifying services to fit with restrictions and lockdowns and always delivering services in a COVID-safe manner,” Mr Little said. “We have risen to the occasion and grown in response to the demands.” Mr Little highlighted GCH’s role as vaccine ambassadors and taking on Home and Community Care services in the Horsham local government area. GCH now employs more than 200 people and provides services to people aged one to 100. Services are provided across more than 140 postcodes to people from 35 different countries of birth. GCH offers more than 60 different programs, with most demand for in-home support, family violence, alcohol and other drugs, counselling and drink-drug drive. Staff members travelled a total of 571,391km to provide services during the financial year. GCH also benefits from the service of 47 volunteers who have contributed a combined 316 years of service.

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Grampians Community Health is supporting a record number of people after experiencing massive growth over the past financial year.

GCH’s annual report released on December 16 shows that in June 2021 the organisation had 2395 active clients, up from 1711 the same time the previous year.

A total of 3299 new supports started during the year and GCH’s revenue grew from $16,704,063 to $20,645,887.

GCH finished the financial year with a $375,000 surplus while its net assets grew to more than $4 million.

Board Chair Melissa Morris praised staff for their role in keeping the community safe and healthy during a period of big change and growth for the organisation.

Ms Morris said surveys showed the impact GCH services were having on people’s lives and in helping people to stay living at home and feeling safe and supported.

Key achievements for the year included starting the GCH Assist program in Horsham, formation of a Community Advisory Committee, updating key governance documents and holding the first meeting of the Board’s quality and clinical governance committee.

CEO Greg Little said GCH had continued to be responsive to the pandemic while not forgetting its responsibility to the local community.

“GCH demonstrated how nimble and responsive our organisation can be, modifying services to fit with restrictions and lockdowns and always delivering services in a COVID-safe manner,” Mr Little said.

“We have risen to the occasion and grown in response to the demands.”

Mr Little highlighted GCH’s role as vaccine ambassadors and taking on Home and Community Care services in the Horsham local government area.

GCH now employs more than 200 people and provides services to people aged one to 100.

Services are provided across more than 140 postcodes to people from 35 different countries of birth.

GCH offers more than 60 different programs, with most demand for in-home support, family violence, alcohol and other drugs, counselling and drink-drug drive.

Staff members travelled a total of 571,391km to provide services during the financial year.

GCH also benefits from the service of 47 volunteers who have contributed a combined 316 years of service.