07.04.2020

Coronavirus Advice: Tuesday 7 April

This Advice is for all Vivid staff, clients, their families and carers together with everyone else who is a part of the Vivid family.


Overview

Vivid’s mission, as you know, is to support people with disabilities.

We continue to offer services to people who need our support.
Demand for services has continued to decline with the imposition of the Stage 3 restrictions.

This week, we are adjusting our service offering.

Vivid’s Services:

Day Services

All (Swan Hill, Kerang, Echuca and Kyabram) Day Services’ sites are now closed.

Vivid Living programs such as The Hub, which operate from different sites, have also ceased.


Residential (Burke House)

All six residents at Burke House continue to reside at the House.


Work Crew

Work Crew has substantially reduced its operations at all (Swan Hill, Kerang and Echuca) sites – but continues to operate.


Support Coordination

Demand for Support Coordination services has not diminished.


Flexible Supports

Flexible Supports has picked up some work from Day Services (specifically 1:1 supports) and in-home supports.

If you or your loved one need support, please tell us.

We will work with you to ensure that we can deliver that support to you in the safest and best way possible.


Management and Administration

High Street North (Echuca) and Harrods Lane (Swan Hill) administration is closed with staff all now working off site.


Vivid’s staff

Vivid is working with our staff to ensure they are supported through this time.

We are keenly anticipating the passage, by the Federal Parliament, of the JobKeeper Payment legislation tomorrow.

Whilst we are waiting to see the fine print of the eligibility rules, it appears very likely that Vivid will be an eligible employer and, consequently, able to pass on the JobKeeper Payment to many Vivid staff.

I expect to be able to provide staff with much more detail on this support within the next few days.


Vivid’s future

A reminder – Vivid is here to stay.

What we are doing now and in the coming weeks and months will place Vivid in a strong position to rebound when COVID-19 no longer is a blight on our lives.

We will work with our staff to ensure that we have a workforce ready to fulfil our mission – to support people with disabilities within our community

We’re all in this together.

As ever, it’s worth repeating.

 

Scott Alexander
Chief Executive Officer
Email: [email protected]

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