Bushfire Fundraiser Sausage Sizzle

Delando are holding a Bushfire Fundraiser Sausage Sizzle! 

Please join us for a sausage sizzle to help raise money for WIRES which helps the wildlife that has been affected by the fires.

Everyone is welcome – family, friends, and even if you don’t attend Delando you are welcome to come!

We will be selling raffle tickets on the day with some great prizes up for grabs!

When: Thursday 20th February at 11.30am – 1pm.

Cost: $5. Includes a sausage sandwich and a can of drink.

Please RSVP to Delando by Monday 17th of February.

Contact us on 4968 1969.


Learn Life Skills: Positive Pathways For Life Course

Picture of young woman and make up skillsAre you looking to learn new skills?

Delando is working with Central Coast Community College in offering new and exciting learning opportunities.

The workshop is designed for you to have fun whilst you learn some great skills to use in everyday life.

The accredited units included in this course are:

  • Communicate in the workplace
  • Prepare and present sandwiches
  • Use hygienic practices for food safety

The non-accredited units are:

  • Food literacy
  • Nail care and nail health
  • Look and feel your best

The course will run every Wednesday for 8 weeks from 9.30am – 2.30pm.

If you have an NDIS package and you would like to gain some handy skills, contact the team at Delando today.

The full course details are available here. 

A message from the Chairman’s desk | July 2018

A reminder that our Annual General Meeting is in August in the Delando Building.

It starts at 6.30 pm on Thursday 16th. Delando has a proud history as a community run charity supported by the families of our clients. You will soon receive paperwork about this meeting and a nomination form for board members. Please give this some thought. To be part of a charity board is an honor and should be a pleasure. The board is there to support our staff in the wonderful work they do.

For nearly 70 years good people have assisted Delando in this capacity, so please give it some thought.

Lawrence Caelli
0412 447 830

Building Renovations Update…

The final stage of the electrical works will be completed Friday 29 June during the afternoon. There will be minor disruptions in the centre during this period. For those accessing the Day Programs, look out for a note home detailing this…

The Air Conditioning system is currently under review by a specialist contractor. Once quotes received Delando will proceed with new air conditioning in the Day Program room and the office…

When the above works are completed, the broader renovation will commence including the kitchen and bathroom upgrades. These projects will be completed by Staff and supported Delando workers where possible…

A message from the Chairman’s desk | June 2018

Well doesn’t time fly, the winter solstice is here and we are approaching the end of the financial year.

I am pleased to report that Delando is in a very secure financial situation, for which the Board wishes to thank Deb, Craig and the staff.

On a different note. Delando will hold its Annual General Meeting on the 16th August 2018, at Delando premises. This is the time where all members meet to discuss the future and direction of Delando, and of course elect the Board for the following year. Could I ask you to think about joining the board, for it is out of love and care for our family members that makes us the best!

If you have any questions of the board, if you have any questions about becoming a board member please feel free to call me Lawrence Caelli on 0412 447 830.

Changes are happening – watch this space …

The long awaited rejuvenation of the Delando building has begun! The office has had a facelift and major works will be completed by the end of the year – such as:

  • Ducted Air Conditioning System
  • Updated Bathroom and Kitchen facilities

…just to name a few.

We have some paintings up in our reception area that our Delando artist, Helen Ryan produced. Check it all out next time your in the area. Call in anytime…

A message from the Chairman’s desk

The Delando Board has always had an important role in the operation of this wonderful community.

The board currently consist of;

  • Sally Brock, who has been on the board previously and has a sister as a client.
  • Lawrence Caelli, who has been on the board for several years and has a sister as a client.
  • Anissa Thomas, who works in the disability field.

The board is very proud of the Delando staff and clients, we are the best because we have the best!!

Collectively we engage with 110 workers and many supported clients.

On behalf of the board, I would like to thank them for the good work that they do that keeps us in the forefront in the world of disability.  Thankyou.

I am pleased to state that Delando is in a good position financially: to the point that renovations are being carried out to the building in Waratah.  These include the refurbishment of the large main office, the inclusion of a larger disability toilet, the preparation for installation of air conditioning and the start of new male and female amenities and yes all within budget!!

Could I take this opportunity to thank the present Delando Board, and also the previous board for their contribution.

Lawrence Caelli

Delando Explores New Zealand

This month a group of 16 clients and 6 staff from Delando went to the South Island of New Zealand for a week. Each day bought new experiences and life time memories. While thrill seekers enjoyed the jet boats and riding in the gondolas high above, those not so adventurous just enjoyed the scenery, sights and the great company. Some of the highlights for the group included:

  • Antarctic centre
  • Gondolas in the Sky
  • Orana Wildlife Park
  • Beer Brewery
  • Speed Jet boats
  • Milford Sound
  • Cadbury Chocolate factory

The group visited Christchurch, Queenstown and Dunedin. See the back page for a selection of photos. I’m sure you’ll agree, it looks like everyone had lots of fun!!

Newcastle Entertainment Centre and Showground Disability Access and Inclusion Survey

The Newcastle Entertainment Centre and Showground (NECS) is conducting a survey to help it improve access for people with disability. This survey will provide feedback on the things that affect how people with disability (including age related and temporary disability) use and attend the Venue.

You are invited to complete this survey if you:

  • have a disability
  • have someone in your family with disability
  • have a friend with disability
  • provide support for someone with disability
  • have an interest in improving access for people with disability

It will take about 15 minutes to complete this survey, which closes on 16 May. We appreciate your assistance. Click HERE to start the survey.