After taking over as CEO of DSA in 2019, I was appalled to discover that a section of our dedicated workforce had been underpaid for several years. Today we have taken an important step in making this right by entering into an Enforceable Undertaking with the Fair Work Ombudsman. As part of that agreement we have
DSA is closely monitoring the rapidly evolving state of COVID-19 in the community. We’re doing everything possible to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our participants and employees and to ensure our staff are fully supported in their roles. For regular updates see: Our Response to COVID-19 Information for participants, families and carers Latest
Finalists last year, winners in 2020! The Picnic in the Park event for International Day of People with Disability won the Award for Community Event of the Year at Blacktown City Council’s Australia Day event on 26th January, 2020. Congratulations to the Committee and all who supported and participated Picnic in the Park. DSA’s Sue
2019 was a special year for DSA’s flagship events in celebration of International Day of People with Disability. Picnic in the Park at Lake Alexandra in the Southern Highlands and at Blacktown Showground were a success as people with disability, their families and carers, and the community came together to enjoy a day of fun.
DSA was honoured to be a ‘Finalist’ in the ‘Organisation of the Year’ category at the 2019 Blacktown City Disability Awards. Monique Manning from the Employment Solutions team was also recognised as a ‘Finalist’ in the ‘Community Advocate of the Year’ category. The ‘Finalist’ award is well-deserved recognition of Monique’s dedication as she has worked