Annual Information Statement 2017
Shannon's Bridge Limited
Section A: Charity Information
Basic Religious Charity:
Section B: Activities
Did the charity operate in the 2017 reporting period?
Other health service delivery
Aged care activities
Description of charity's activities and outcomes:
Volunteer Recruitment and Training-This very exciting aspect of the growth in SB has very much provided future direction and energy for SB. The willingness of local community members to volunteer their time, resources and skills has led us in the direction of researching ways of best using time, as well as developing the necessary practical supports. SB has secured appropriate insurance to allow for volunteer activities, and has produced its own volunteer training manual by adaptation of existing resources to suit our purpose based on the extensive work of Palliative Care Victorias Volunteer Training Manual and Compassionate Communities. We have held 2 training days, with a third planned in Aug 17, training has been made available without cost to communities and is able to be tailored to existing groups and their needs. We look forward to working alongside our volunteers, who have patiently waited through these months of planning, to assist them in providing real and needed help where it is and will be needed. There are never enough opportunities to thank you all. Shannons Packs-The Shannons Pack is a compact and portable equipment resource. The first Shannons Pack was designed by Dr Claire Hepper after a visit to help Shannon. Inspecting the content of her existing home visit bag at this visit, it was clear to Dr Hepper that there were a few vital pieces of equipment missing which would have made the task at hand much easier, and that the best way to ensure that those resources would be where they are needed when they are needed, would be to have an equipment pack available to the patient. Providing these for other GPs, patients and other health services was an obvious first aim for SB. Careful purchasing and in-kind donations has seen the per pack cost more than halve, and this, along with a generous funding donation to provide 80 packs, will mean it is possible for SB to provide packs to supply the immediate need for them. We have been promoting these packs in medical settings, and have found GPs and other doctors in other remote and regional areas who have either been supplied with a pack, or who can model similar ideas for their own regions. We have been able to provide packs to people living at home, wherever there is the potential for the pack to help ease a symptom or assist with end of life care. Quite often the packs, which can be restocked and prepared for reuse, are peace of mind, and may not need to be used at all. At other times, they have been used and been incredibly helpful in providing timely care for people at home.
People with chronic illness (including terminal illness)
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2017 reporting period:
- Australian Capital Territory
- New South Wales
- Northern Territory
- South Australia
- Western Australia
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2018 period?
Section C: Human Resources
- Full time employees: 0
- Part time employees: 0
- Casual employees: 0
- Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 0
- Estimated number of volunteers: 20
Section D: Finance
Charity's 2017 reporting period:
24 November 2016 to 30 June 2017
Accounting method used in the 2017 reporting period:
Income Statement summary
Donations and bequests:
Revenue from providing goods or services:
Revenue from government including grants:
Revenue from investments:
Other income (for example, gains):
Grants and donations made for use in Australia:
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia:
Balance Sheet Extract
Section E: Annual report
Section F: Reporting to state or territory regulators
Is the charity an incorporated association?
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?