Annual Information Statement 2016

Legal Name
Penington Institute

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2016 reporting period?
Main activity
Other health service delivery
Main activities
  • Research
  • Other
    • Support services to needle and syringe programs around Australia.Community Education.Health Promotion.
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
Penington Institutes vision is that communities are safe, healthy and empowered to manage drug use.Our mission is to actively support the adoption of approaches to drug use which promote safety and human dignity.We understand that:­The war on drugs approach has failed. Innovative approaches connecting substance use research to practical action are required.­The drug control system should emphasise public safety and public health.­Substantive change is required. Change should be driven by evidence, transparency and cost-effectiveness not fear and prejudice.­Prioritising personal responsibility, family and community will empower people and yield better results than centralised government drug control.Key outcome areas:1.Encourage and empower people affected by drug use to make safe and healthy choices.Penington Institute works to:Increase individuals health literacy and capacity.Promote public discussion and understanding contributing to a community rethink on how to tackle drug use, promoting hope and eliminating stigma. Raise awareness and educate people from diverse communities about the harms associated with drug use and ways to reduce them.2.Support professionals capacity to deliver high quality interventions to address the harms associated with drug use. Penington Institute works to:Deliver professional development and support to various groups and workforces.Develop resources using all available media to support the delivery of interventions.Facilitate the sharing of ideas and connections between services, professional groups and workforces impacting local communities.Help individuals and organisations to overcome their resistance to working with people affected by drug use, promoting a civilised approach to improve health and wellbeing.3.Achieve the right policy and legal frameworkPenington Institute works to: Review evidence of and support for effective policy and interventions.Recommend further research to address gaps in the evidence base.Engage with policy makers in government and with communities to address the challenge of drug use in an integrated and comprehensive way and with a focus on public health and public safety.Partner and engage with communities, and the public and private sectors to effect change.4.Build a dynamic, engaged and sustainable organisationPenington Institute will:Ensure a high standard of corporate governance.Improve systems and processes to ensure a well-managed, efficient and effective workplace.Develop and support staff and volunteer engagement and capability.Generate financial resources to ensure effectiveness and sustainability.
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2017 period?
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2016 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Victoria
Who was helped most by the charity's activities in the reporting period
  • Females
  • Youth - aged 15 to under 25
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • Adults - aged 65 and over
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex persons
  • Migrants, refugees or asylum seekers
  • People at risk of homelessness/ people experiencing homelessness
  • Pre/post release offenders and/or their families
  • Unemployed persons
  • Veterans and/or their families

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 9
  • Part time employees: 5
  • Casual employees: 2
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 10

Section D: Finance

Type of financial statement
General purpose financial statements
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
Did your charity have any related party transactions?
Does your charity have documented policies or processes about related party transactions?
Charity's 2016 reporting period
1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
2016 Financial report
Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.

Income and Expenses

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