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COVID-19 first vaccinations day

We were the first disability service provider to be rolling out the new and approved Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations. Participants were in Phase 1a, as were quarantine, border, and frontline health workers. The first 20 vaccinations happened at Castle Hill Medical Centre. This media event was shown live across the country and our own Disability Support Worker Mila Thomas was the 7th person in Australia to receive the vaccine and the first Ability Options employee. This hallmark event included... CONTINUE READING

How to promote health and wellbeing in the workplace

Mentally healthy workplaces are an environment that makes people want to come to work. As workers find themselves spending longer hours at work, it is important they feel mentally healthy, safe and valued at their workplace. This is not only for their own wellbeing, but for the sake of the company as well. Modern research is finding that mentally healthy workers are more productive and less likely to take sick leave, showing how important health and wellbeing is in the workplace. What does... CONTINUE READING

Benefits of flexible working arrangements for your business

With advancements in technology giving people the ability to access important pieces of information wherever they are, there’s no longer a need for employees to work in an office to be productive. Flexible working arrangements allow employees to negotiate a less rigid working arrangement to improve work-life balance and their overall contribution to their company. If your business and its employees are struggling with long commutes, conflicting schedules, and poor productivity; perhaps you... CONTINUE READING

COVID-19 Letters to the NSW Ministers

In light of the COVID-19 Booster Vaccine Mandate in the Disability Sector, Ability Options CEO Julia Squire has written to both the NSW Ministers for Health and Disability. The letters outline our dedication to vaccine advocacy, compliance with Public Health Orders/Work Health and Safety obligations...