International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPwD) is a day for sharing stories, challenges and successes of people with disabilities. It is also a day to reflect where we have come from and where we are heading. At Alkira we are always pushing for equality and representation of people who live with disabilities. Looking forward..
Luca G from Momentum has been enjoying his work placement at Toast Nunawading, it is great to see participants getting back into the community. “I have enjoyed doing my volunteer work placement at Toast Nunawading. I absolutely loved it! I helped the Toast team in serving customers, handling payments, and keeping Toast neat and tidy…
At Alkira we try our best to put participants and what they want first. We sent out a survey in July asking participants some questions to find out how we are doing and where we can improve. We want Alkira participants to be satisfied and happy with our services. There were 9 areas the questions..
We are so excited that the Alkira Moving Life art exhibition is now open at Box Hill Community Arts Centre, 470 Station Street, Box Hill. The art exhibit will be up until the 26th November. If you missed your chance to see the exhibition in August before the lockdown, we hope you can enjoy it..
We are delighted to announce that Alkira has won not just one, but two Whitehorse Business Awards. The Whitehorse Excellence in Business Awards celebrate the excellence, innovations and contributions of businesses in the local Whitehorse Community. We were awarded the Community Award and City of Whitehorse Award. The Community Award nomination was focused towards the Springfield..
The Alkira Awards were presented at our 67th Annual General Meeting on the 27th October 2021. We are delighted to have many award winners this year for all the outstanding work at Alkira. Congratulations to… Tayla Box for her Participant Personal Achievement Award Tayla is a student in our Momentum program. We congratulate..
It’s that time of year again, we are holding our Annual General Meeting (AGM) The past year has been one of many challenges but we still have many things to celebrate and look back on. On Wednesday 27th October 2021 Alkira will be holding its annual celebration of our participants, staff, volunteers and supporters…
Although lockdown may have cut our annual art exhibition short, you can still enjoy the artwork in ‘Moving Life’ by looking at our art catalogue here. This year our artists come from all around Alkira – Thurston, the Springfield Community Hub and Momentum. Over the last 2 years, these artists have worked in different environments..
We recognise and celebrate participants, employees and volunteers for their contributions, achievements and commitment to Alkira. This year’s awards announced at our Annual General Meeting on the 20th October 2020 were: 50 years of Service* Ruth Walker Alkira participant Ruth joined Alkira in 1970 when she was just 4 years old. Ruth has never..
Have you heard of the Participant Committee? They assist Alkira in a lot of ways, and ensure we are providing the best service for participants. The members are advocates for people with intellectual disabilities and go to VALID meetings and conferences like the Having a Say Conference. They are elected every year after being voted..