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Minda Incorporated

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Website: https://mindainc.com.au/

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Our Mission / Objective

Minda’s purpose is to be a progressive organisation of choice for people with disability, supporting them on their journey toward enriched lives with greater community participation and contribution.

Our Services

  • Disability Support
  • Housing Options
  • Aged Care & Seniors Living
  • Social Enterprises
  • Education & Training
  • Consultancy & Advocacy

Our Beneficiaries

People with disability.

Projects in Progress

Strategic Plan

Minda’s 2020 Strategic Plan is our road map to achieving our vision and for Minda it means broadening our focus from disability support, to embrace housing options, aged care and seniors living, social enterprise, education and training and consultancy and advocacy.

Minda 2020 imagines a future where we have evolved to be much more than a disability service provider.

While a lot is changing at Minda, our core values and approaches, such as passion, respect, inclusion and choice, and the fundamental principles of human rights, remain the same.

The people we support are always at the heart of our planning and decision-making and we are excited to be planning for a future which reinforces the kind of independence, choice, security and participation people with disability have sought, and deserve.

 

Master Plan


Minda has created a vision for the evolution of the Brighton site into an exciting new community concept.

The idea of a Master Plan for Minda Brighton was conceived in 2007. Since then there has been significant discussion, consultation, collaboration and planning with various key groups, all contributing to the future of the 28-hectare site.

For Minda, the end goal has always been to create a high quality, integrated, affordable, sustainable urban village, an urban village that offers leading edge accommodation and services to South Australians with disability. With the advancement of the Master Plan, Minda has further opportunity to deliver support that is contemporary, individualised and tailored around each person’s wants, needs and aspirations.

The Master Plan includes new accommodation, work and lifestyle options, green spaces, community facilities and retirement living solutions.

In addition, a number of exciting design features have been incorporated, including the creation of a wetland area, community garden, pedestrian friendly paths and in the future, integration with the coastal park.

Our People

CEO

Darren Button, Acting Chief Executive Officer

Leadership Team

  • Geoff Blackwood, Executive Manager Service Delivery
  • Lorraine Johnston, Executive Manager People and Culture
  • Marcus Gehrig, Executive Manager Strategic Marketing & Fundraising
  • Michelle Gheorghiu, Executive Infrastructure Director
  • Jamie Higgins, General Manager Commercial Enterprises

Number of Employees

Over 2000

Number of Volunteers

Over 300

Registration Information

ABN

37 020 000 711

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

A gift in your Will, no matter how large or small, is a powerful way of helping Minda deliver industry-leading support for people with disability now and for years to come.

  1. Decide how you would like your assets to be shared.

Making a Will is the only way you can be certain that the assets of your estate will benefit the people and causes that you care about the most.

  1. Contact a solicitor.

Your Will is an important legal document. To ensure that your Will is made in accordance with your wishes we recommend that you engage a solicitor to assist you.

  1. Decide how you’ll leave a gift to Minda.

There are several ways you can leave a lasting gift to Minda by way of a bequest in your Will:

  1. A) Specific bequest this is a gift to Minda of a particular asset of the estate, for example; a house, shares or a specific bank account or managed investment.
  2. B) Pecuniary legacy this is a gift to Minda of a specified sum of money.
  3. C) Residuary bequestthis may be a percentage of, or all of the estate remaining after specific gifts, bequests or legacies and expenses and liabilities of your estate have been paid. This is a popular way of including a charity in a Will. Often Minda will be left a percentage of the residuary estate, alongside payment of a percentage to loved ones.

We again recommend that you consult and share your estate plan with a solicitor so that your Will is drafted in accordance with your wishes.

We suggest you use the following words in your Will:

“I GIVE [choose A, B or C]:

  1. A) The sum of $_____; or
  2. B) The whole of, or _____% of my residuary estate; or
  3. C) My [specific item i.e. house, shares or bank account]

to Minda Incorporated ABN 37 020 000 711 of 12-16 King George Avenue, North Brighton SA 5048 or its successors in interest to be used for its general purposes AND I DECLARE that a receipt issued by the Chief Financial Officer or other proper officer for the time being of the above charitable body shall be full and sufficient discharge to my trustee who shall not be required to see the application thereof.”

  1. Let Minda know about your valuable gift.

We would be grateful if you would contact Minda’s Donor Relations Advocate to advise of your intended gift. Advising Minda of your intended gift as soon as possible will allow us to say thank you by including you in Minda events and activities and allow us to update our records and plan for the future.

For further information or enquiries about leaving a gift in your Will, please contact Marion Zafry, Donor Relations Advocate on (08) 8422 6286 or at marion.zafry@minda.asn.au

General Donations

By giving to Minda, you can help people with disability have choice, feel included, contribute to their community and be respected as individuals. With Minda, you can help to enrich lives and give families much needed support.

Online Donations: https://mindainc.com.au/donations/new

Phone Donations: Please call (08) 8422 6555

A tax receipt will be mailed to you as soon as your donation is processed.

Other support

In Memoriam

Many people choose to honour departed family and friends by making a donation to Minda in their memory. You can remember loved ones at the time of their funeral – a thoughtful and meaningful way to express sympathy to the bereaved family.

By creating an In-Memoriam gift to remember someone special, you are providing hope for the future through your personal contribution to Minda.

How to make an In-Memoriam donation to Minda

You can make an In-Memoriam donation to Minda online, or you can request attendees at the funeral of your friend or loved one to make an In-Memoriam donation at the service.

If you would like friends and family to make a donation to Minda in memory of your loved one, it is a good idea to include your wishes in the notice of death. Your funeral director will assist you with this.

If you would like donation envelopes, or more information, please contact 8422 6555.

Coin Collection

Community-minded businesses across South Australia provide countertop space to host a Minda Coin Collection ‘house’, encouraging customers to donate their spare change to make a difference in the lives of people with disability.

Could your business host a Minda coin collection ‘house?’ You would be supporting South Australians with disability, and it’s very easy to do –  we install the units and collect funds when required.

If you enjoy being active and getting out and about in the community, Minda also need volunteers who enjoy driving, building relationships and making a difference. Volunteers work in pairs, travelling to locations across Adelaide to install coin collection units, then periodically empty and replace units during business hours.

If you can spare a day every few months during business hours, it will make all the difference!

Please contact Community Engagement at community@minda.asn.au or call (08) 8422 6544.

Work with us

General Employment

As one of the largest employers in southern metropolitan Adelaide, Minda provides employment to approximately 2,000 staff.

Areas of employment include:

  • Support work
  • Catering
  • Administration
  • Cleaning
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Allied health
  • Transport
  • Technical positions encompassing a wide range of business activities

At Minda we believe in attracting the right people, maximising their contribution to the business and measuring and rewarding their performance.

In return, our employees gain a rewarding experience through the service we provide to South Australians with disability.

Our values-based organisation offers benefit programs, aimed at helping you to better manage your lifestyle needs and to reward you for being part of a well-managed team.

Search for available jobs and apply online at https://mindainc.com.au/pages/general-employment

 

Supported Employment

If you have a disability and are looking for job, Minda can help you to contribute your skills and abilities as part of the workforce and be supported while doing it. 

Minda’s Commercial Enterprises provides a range of supported employment opportunities in a variety of businesses to suit your interests and abilities. In these businesses you can receive training, instruction and support, specific to your needs.

Through supported employment, you can:

  • Earn a wage
  • Learn new skills
  • Make friends
  • Build your confidence
  • Build your status within the community
  • Be part of a team
  • Discover training opportunities
  • Work in a positive environment.

 

CALL 1800 164 632 or email disability.choices@minda.asn.au

Volunteer with us

Who can volunteer?

Volunteers at Minda come from all walks of life.

Some become involved with Minda as a stepping stone to gaining skills for employment, others to enhance social networks and gain a sense of personal satisfaction.

No matter what your age, skills, or experience, your volunteer contribution makes a difference.

 

Why volunteer?

As a volunteer, you have the opportunity to assist people with disability to have a better quality of life within their work and home.

Volunteering with Minda is primarily about people enriching and empowering the lives of people with disability, while gaining a chance to:

  • Develop and expand your skill base
  • Meet new people
  • Explore career development
  • Discover training opportunities

Whether it is making time once a year or once a week, volunteer assistance always makes a difference to those in need.

 

Corporate volunteering

Minda welcomes opportunities for corporate organisations to become involved in volunteer projects.

Volunteer Services will work with the corporate organisation to develop a project that will provide the opportunity for corporate staff to work as a team, utilise their skills, and be a part of making a real impact in the lives of the people that Minda supports.

Projects may include the refurbishment of a home or garden, or involvement in a fundraising or social event.

Specialised volunteering, where you can contribute your expertise and skills to enhance a program within Minda is also of interest.

This may be in IT, marketing, administration, or mentoring – if you have skills that you would like to contribute, please contact Volunteer Services to discuss.

 

If you are interested in signing up, please contact volunteers@minda.asn.au or call (08) 8422 6288.

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

Minda’s purpose is to be a progressive organisation of choice for people with disability, supporting them on their journey toward enriched lives with greater community participation and contribution.

Our Services

  • Disability Support
  • Housing Options
  • Aged Care & Seniors Living
  • Social Enterprises
  • Education & Training
  • Consultancy & Advocacy

Our Beneficiaries

People with disability.

Projects in Progress

Strategic Plan

Minda’s 2020 Strategic Plan is our road map to achieving our vision and for Minda it means broadening our focus from disability support, to embrace housing options, aged care and seniors living, social enterprise, education and training and consultancy and advocacy.

Minda 2020 imagines a future where we have evolved to be much more than a disability service provider.

While a lot is changing at Minda, our core values and approaches, such as passion, respect, inclusion and choice, and the fundamental principles of human rights, remain the same.

The people we support are always at the heart of our planning and decision-making and we are excited to be planning for a future which reinforces the kind of independence, choice, security and participation people with disability have sought, and deserve.

 

Master Plan


Minda has created a vision for the evolution of the Brighton site into an exciting new community concept.

The idea of a Master Plan for Minda Brighton was conceived in 2007. Since then there has been significant discussion, consultation, collaboration and planning with various key groups, all contributing to the future of the 28-hectare site.

For Minda, the end goal has always been to create a high quality, integrated, affordable, sustainable urban village, an urban village that offers leading edge accommodation and services to South Australians with disability. With the advancement of the Master Plan, Minda has further opportunity to deliver support that is contemporary, individualised and tailored around each person’s wants, needs and aspirations.

The Master Plan includes new accommodation, work and lifestyle options, green spaces, community facilities and retirement living solutions.

In addition, a number of exciting design features have been incorporated, including the creation of a wetland area, community garden, pedestrian friendly paths and in the future, integration with the coastal park.

Our People

CEO

Darren Button, Acting Chief Executive Officer

Leadership Team

  • Geoff Blackwood, Executive Manager Service Delivery
  • Lorraine Johnston, Executive Manager People and Culture
  • Marcus Gehrig, Executive Manager Strategic Marketing & Fundraising
  • Michelle Gheorghiu, Executive Infrastructure Director
  • Jamie Higgins, General Manager Commercial Enterprises

Number of Employees

Over 2000

Number of Volunteers

Over 300

Registration Information

ABN

37 020 000 711

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

A gift in your Will, no matter how large or small, is a powerful way of helping Minda deliver industry-leading support for people with disability now and for years to come.

  1. Decide how you would like your assets to be shared.

Making a Will is the only way you can be certain that the assets of your estate will benefit the people and causes that you care about the most.

  1. Contact a solicitor.

Your Will is an important legal document. To ensure that your Will is made in accordance with your wishes we recommend that you engage a solicitor to assist you.

  1. Decide how you’ll leave a gift to Minda.

There are several ways you can leave a lasting gift to Minda by way of a bequest in your Will:

  1. A) Specific bequest this is a gift to Minda of a particular asset of the estate, for example; a house, shares or a specific bank account or managed investment.
  2. B) Pecuniary legacy this is a gift to Minda of a specified sum of money.
  3. C) Residuary bequestthis may be a percentage of, or all of the estate remaining after specific gifts, bequests or legacies and expenses and liabilities of your estate have been paid. This is a popular way of including a charity in a Will. Often Minda will be left a percentage of the residuary estate, alongside payment of a percentage to loved ones.

We again recommend that you consult and share your estate plan with a solicitor so that your Will is drafted in accordance with your wishes.

We suggest you use the following words in your Will:

“I GIVE [choose A, B or C]:

  1. A) The sum of $_____; or
  2. B) The whole of, or _____% of my residuary estate; or
  3. C) My [specific item i.e. house, shares or bank account]

to Minda Incorporated ABN 37 020 000 711 of 12-16 King George Avenue, North Brighton SA 5048 or its successors in interest to be used for its general purposes AND I DECLARE that a receipt issued by the Chief Financial Officer or other proper officer for the time being of the above charitable body shall be full and sufficient discharge to my trustee who shall not be required to see the application thereof.”

  1. Let Minda know about your valuable gift.

We would be grateful if you would contact Minda’s Donor Relations Advocate to advise of your intended gift. Advising Minda of your intended gift as soon as possible will allow us to say thank you by including you in Minda events and activities and allow us to update our records and plan for the future.

For further information or enquiries about leaving a gift in your Will, please contact Marion Zafry, Donor Relations Advocate on (08) 8422 6286 or at marion.zafry@minda.asn.au

General Donations

By giving to Minda, you can help people with disability have choice, feel included, contribute to their community and be respected as individuals. With Minda, you can help to enrich lives and give families much needed support.

Online Donations: https://mindainc.com.au/donations/new

Phone Donations: Please call (08) 8422 6555

A tax receipt will be mailed to you as soon as your donation is processed.

Other support

In Memoriam

Many people choose to honour departed family and friends by making a donation to Minda in their memory. You can remember loved ones at the time of their funeral – a thoughtful and meaningful way to express sympathy to the bereaved family.

By creating an In-Memoriam gift to remember someone special, you are providing hope for the future through your personal contribution to Minda.

How to make an In-Memoriam donation to Minda

You can make an In-Memoriam donation to Minda online, or you can request attendees at the funeral of your friend or loved one to make an In-Memoriam donation at the service.

If you would like friends and family to make a donation to Minda in memory of your loved one, it is a good idea to include your wishes in the notice of death. Your funeral director will assist you with this.

If you would like donation envelopes, or more information, please contact 8422 6555.

Coin Collection

Community-minded businesses across South Australia provide countertop space to host a Minda Coin Collection ‘house’, encouraging customers to donate their spare change to make a difference in the lives of people with disability.

Could your business host a Minda coin collection ‘house?’ You would be supporting South Australians with disability, and it’s very easy to do –  we install the units and collect funds when required.

If you enjoy being active and getting out and about in the community, Minda also need volunteers who enjoy driving, building relationships and making a difference. Volunteers work in pairs, travelling to locations across Adelaide to install coin collection units, then periodically empty and replace units during business hours.

If you can spare a day every few months during business hours, it will make all the difference!

Please contact Community Engagement at community@minda.asn.au or call (08) 8422 6544.

Work with us

General Employment

As one of the largest employers in southern metropolitan Adelaide, Minda provides employment to approximately 2,000 staff.

Areas of employment include:

  • Support work
  • Catering
  • Administration
  • Cleaning
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Allied health
  • Transport
  • Technical positions encompassing a wide range of business activities

At Minda we believe in attracting the right people, maximising their contribution to the business and measuring and rewarding their performance.

In return, our employees gain a rewarding experience through the service we provide to South Australians with disability.

Our values-based organisation offers benefit programs, aimed at helping you to better manage your lifestyle needs and to reward you for being part of a well-managed team.

Search for available jobs and apply online at https://mindainc.com.au/pages/general-employment

 

Supported Employment

If you have a disability and are looking for job, Minda can help you to contribute your skills and abilities as part of the workforce and be supported while doing it. 

Minda’s Commercial Enterprises provides a range of supported employment opportunities in a variety of businesses to suit your interests and abilities. In these businesses you can receive training, instruction and support, specific to your needs.

Through supported employment, you can:

  • Earn a wage
  • Learn new skills
  • Make friends
  • Build your confidence
  • Build your status within the community
  • Be part of a team
  • Discover training opportunities
  • Work in a positive environment.

 

CALL 1800 164 632 or email disability.choices@minda.asn.au

Volunteer with us

Who can volunteer?

Volunteers at Minda come from all walks of life.

Some become involved with Minda as a stepping stone to gaining skills for employment, others to enhance social networks and gain a sense of personal satisfaction.

No matter what your age, skills, or experience, your volunteer contribution makes a difference.

 

Why volunteer?

As a volunteer, you have the opportunity to assist people with disability to have a better quality of life within their work and home.

Volunteering with Minda is primarily about people enriching and empowering the lives of people with disability, while gaining a chance to:

  • Develop and expand your skill base
  • Meet new people
  • Explore career development
  • Discover training opportunities

Whether it is making time once a year or once a week, volunteer assistance always makes a difference to those in need.

 

Corporate volunteering

Minda welcomes opportunities for corporate organisations to become involved in volunteer projects.

Volunteer Services will work with the corporate organisation to develop a project that will provide the opportunity for corporate staff to work as a team, utilise their skills, and be a part of making a real impact in the lives of the people that Minda supports.

Projects may include the refurbishment of a home or garden, or involvement in a fundraising or social event.

Specialised volunteering, where you can contribute your expertise and skills to enhance a program within Minda is also of interest.

This may be in IT, marketing, administration, or mentoring – if you have skills that you would like to contribute, please contact Volunteer Services to discuss.

 

If you are interested in signing up, please contact volunteers@minda.asn.au or call (08) 8422 6288.

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