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Statement regarding recent allegations 

08 September 2020

It has been brought to our attention that allegations have been made toward Joblink Plus that we are allocating funds of up to $10,000 for participants to purchase cars.

This is unequivocally false.

Support for participants and job seekers is provided under the strictest regulations and is always authorised and directly approved by the relevant government Department.

Any decision regarding direct support or purchases made on behalf of participants or job seekers does not come from Joblink Plus funds. All spending that assists participants and job seekers to work towards and attain employment comes from government funding and is strictly regulated, monitored, and audited.

As a member of the Tamworth community and communities across NSW, Joblink Plus is committed to upholding our purpose:

We believe in and support all people, connecting them to the dignity and fulfilment
made possible through education and meaningful work.

Joblink Plus has informed the relevant government departments of the allegations made on social media and will continue to keep them fully informed of any further developments.       

Joblink Plus and COVID-19

8 April 2020  Update

The Australian Government Department of Health has released a new web page which explains how people with disability can protect themselves from COVID-19, manage their mental health, and access important services like telehealth and prescription medications. The link can be found here.

The NDIS Commission also has a web page containing COVID-19 information for people with disability. The link can be found here.

26 March 2020  Update

The way we are providing employment services has changed as we continue to stay up to date with the latest information regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Appointments will now be conducted via telephone or utilising video technology such as Skype or FaceTime on mobile devices.

We recognise that for many people in regional and rural communities our offices are a source of information and support - we love that about our communities! We are still here to support all people, connecting them to the dignity and fulfilment made possible through education and meaningful employment.
If you have an exceptional circumstance and do need to attend your local office strict precautions will be implemented and you must follow instructions around maintaining physical space (social distancing) and personal hygiene (hand washing, tissues, and hand sanitiser for example).

If you would like to discuss these changes and what they might mean for you, please call us on 1800 695 625. We will be making regular updates on our website, via social media, and directly to the people we work with via phone call and SMS. Please follow us on Facebook or Twitter and check back here regularly for details.

Stars of Tamworth 

Last night our Tamworth Stars Sophie and Mat held their charity trivia night to raise funds for the Cancer Council NENW Stars of Tamworth Dance for Cancer event they are participating in this month. 

Serving up success

Congratulations to Amber from Tamworth for completing her Certificate III in Hospitality and gaining full-time employment at Ruby's cafe & gift store after a successful paid work trial. 

NSW Budget - regional perspective

This article from NSW Farmers Federation breaks the NSW Budget 2019/20 down for those of us outside the city. Regional NSW has been handed a large slice of the $93 billion NSW budget pie, which features infrastructure, health and drought support measures as its main ingredients. 

"Working Through It" - new report

Mission Australia have today released their report into economic disadvantage experienced by young people in Australia. It's a concern that nearly one in five (19.4%) economically disadvantaged young people reported feeling they did not have someone they could turn to if they were in trouble or facing a crisis. 

Mornings bite!

Yesterday Joblink Plus and Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre, with the assistance of Foodbank Australia and Woolworths Scone, launched the Morning Bites breakfast food van. The initiative aims to ensure that no child goes to school hungry, and has so far been a promising success!

New service launched

In a partnership with Housing Plus and SkillSet, we are thrilled to share that we're delivering the Opportunity Pathways Program in Orange, Bathurst, Dubbo and Broken Hill. See the launch on the news here