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Oranability moving to digital

Our newsletter Oranability will transitioning from a printed to a digital version in June 2018.

NDIS Update

NDIS lingo explained…With the NDIS set to rollout in South Australia for adults with disability from 1st July, Orana has been providing information to people we support, families and carers in the first transition areas to ensure everyone is NDIS ready.


Orana is looking for dedicated volunteers to join our very friendly Communications, Fundraising and Op Shop team.

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Message from the CEO

Partnerships are crucial to Orana during the challenging transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) over the coming months.

Working with a wide range of partners enables Orana to achieve its fundamental goal – supporting people living with disability to live and work independently within their local communities.

Orana is proud of the corporate partnership we have had with Mitsubishi Motors Australia for the last 27 years.

Over the years Orana has, and continues to, pack vehicle parts packs for Mitsubishi creating supported employment opportunities for people with disability. Mitsubishi has also supported Orana by raising much-needed funds through Orana’s Corporate Golf Day and their own Mitsubishi Motors Australia staff Christmas party.

Orana has enjoyed a nine year partnership with Special Olympics South Australia. Orana has supported Special Olympics SA with their Community SportsLink program for many years, providing South Australian’s living with disability the opportunity to participate in a wide range of sporting activities.

Orana was delighted when, earlier this year, we had the opportunity to become the Families and Supporters Partner for the 2018 Special Olympics Australia National Games. We will announce more on this exciting venture over the coming months.

Partnerships with the families of Orana clients assist Orana to provide the best service possible and also to promote the benefit of Orana’s services to the wider community. Recently Nick, Ev and their son Ben shared their personal story – which is being shared across the South Australian community as Orana’s latest commercial, highlighting the benefits of Orana’s respite services to individuals living with disability and their families. Thank you Nick, Ev and Ben for sharing your experience of Orana with the wider community.

Support for Orana is provided in so many ways. Business partners provide work for Orana’s employees; community partners provide inclusive opportunities for Orana clients; fundraising partners such as event sponsors, donors, bequestors and grant providers – each play a crucial role in Orana providing much-needed services to the South Australian community.

Each of these relationships support the daily partnership between Orana Clients and Orana’s Client Coaches – out in the community living, working and achieving their dreams. Take a moment to read some examples of this daily support in action in this edition of Oranability. See how Dean is supported to attend art classes, how Orana is supporting Paul to be an integral member of the Para Hills Business Service and how a group of adventurous clients, and their Client Coach, explored Kangaroo Island!

Thank you to all of Orana’s corporate, business, community, event, family and donor partners. Your partnerships make it possible for Orana to provide support to people living with disability right here in South Australia.

Nick Mihalaras
CEO Orana