I AM HERE 22ND ANNUAL REPORT - 2017/2018

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This is the 2017/2018 annual report for I Am Here, a respite house for people with acquired brain injuries (ABI) located in Elermore Vale, NSW Australia.

22nd

Annual

Report

2017 / 2018

Hunter Brain Injury

Respite Options Inc.

Trading as I Am Here.

A Place to Be Me.

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Contents

Appendix 1

Financial Statements for the

year ended 30 June 2018

4 Our Mission

7 Our Values

8 Chairperson’s Report

10 Secretary’s Report

11 Treasurer’s Report

12 General Manager’s Report

15 I Am Here

16 I Am at the House

18 Committee of Management

21 Financials

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Our Mission

I Am Here provides a unique,

personalised respite service that

recognises everyone’s individuality.

I Am Here creates experiences to

enrich and inspire our guests.

I Am Here offers mutual respect

and kindness in a professional, caring

and understanding environment.

We hear you. We see you. We are here.

I Am Here

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Our Values

Kindness and respect

We believe that dignity, individuality

and mutual respect are the basis of

any great relationship. This belief is at

the heart of everything we do.

Generosity and warmth

We have created a home away from

home that feels warm, familiar and

safe, and welcome our guests with

open arms and an open heart.

Patience and understanding

We understand that everyone

is different, and has a unique

set of needs and wants - both our

guests and our staff.

Professionalism and growth

Our guests come first - they are our

reason for being here, and they deserve

the best service we can offer. We never

stop learning and improving.

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Report from the

Chairperson

Welcome to our Annual Report 2017/2018. It has

been such a good year for I Am Here with our

wonderful guests, carers and committed staff.

This year saw us adopt our new

constitution stipulating that two members

of the Committee of Management are

carers. I believe this ensures a commitment

to understanding the perspective of

the carer.

With Ingrid at the helm for the third

year, we have managed to navigate the

NDIS business challenges that continually

face us but yet make us stronger in

our knowledge and understanding of

the NDIS. This year has also seen us

provide a Supported Independent Living

component to our care which has been

a commitment to two new permanent

residents that felt at home once they

had experienced living at I Am Here,

they didn’t want to leave.

We were pleased to welcome four new

Committee of Management members

in 2017, Glenda Arnall, Mark Edmunds,

Gail Whipper and Kerrie Chapman.

Their experience in accounting, payroll,

recruitment, fundraising and events has

been invaluable and I look forward

to working with them into the coming

year where I am certain their skills will

be invaluable to the business. I thank

each one of them for their time devoted

to our cause, I am most appreciative of

their support.

I would also like to make mention that

we have missed our longstanding

Committee of Management Secretary,

Jeannette Rodighiero. Jeannette has

not attended many meetings this year

due to illness and I would like to take this

opportunity to wish Jeannette the best of

health for the coming year. We sure have

missed her input and sense of humour at

our meetings. Our health is everything

as we are all acutely aware being part of

this service.

Ingrid has kept both the Committee of

Management and the staff engaged and

focussed throughout the year with her

high standards of care and staff training

being organised – this ensures guest care

is our main focus.

We aim to be a benchmark respite

service in the Hunter region disability

arena and we aim to continue providing

a caring, kind and professional

environment, always.

I would like to commend the staff for

passing our Third Party verification

(TPV) in April this year – this is a

necessary requirement which allows

us to continue to provide best practice

care for those we look after. The TPV

was then shortly followed by attaining

our Voluntary Out of Home Care for

Children (VOOHC) accreditation. I would

like to commend Barbara Hepworth, our

Quality Assurance Manager, who joined

us in February this year.

We also bid farewell to Nathan Watson,

who provided us with policy direction

through the last accreditation process in

2015 and stood us in good stead for our

most recent accreditation. Thank you

Nathan, we appreciated all of your hard

work for our service.

I continue to visit I Am Here every

Wednesday which keeps me in the

loop with our respite house. Jason and I,

and our lovely old Sally, enjoy these

visits each week as the staff and guests

make our visit interesting as well as

warm and inviting.

I would like to thank all of our

Committee of Management, staff,

guests, carers and community for their

contribution in different ways to I Am

Here - it certainly is ‘a place to be me’

– to be ourselves in a safe, caring and

professional environment.

Pamela Comerford

Chairperson

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From left to right: Pamela Comerford, Jason

Comerford and Phil Neat (Chairman, Newcastle

Permanent Charitable Foundation) cutting the

ribbon at the opening of the Sensory Gardens

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Secretary’s

Report

2017/2018 has been a bittersweet year for

me. I have been unable to attend most of the

Committee of Management meetings due to

unexpected illness.

However, it is with pride that I have watched from afar

the great increase in business and resulting profit for

I Am Here. I know the staff are working very hard and

our bottom line this year is reflective of this. At our

AGM last year, I had the opportunity to meet our new

our new members to the Committee of Management

- Gail, Kerrie, Glenda and Mark. These people have

attended the meetings and have brought us their

support showing their willingness to help us achieve

and excel in the continued support and provision of

care for people with disabilities.

We have always provided a supportive service to people

from the Hunter region and beyond, however, we are

now really stretching our wings and becoming known

as a preferred provider to those in the community

requiring short term accommodation/respite.

I thank you all for your continued support of I Am Here.

I am a proud committee member and hopefully the

coming year will see me with improved health and be

able again to provide my input to the Committee of

Management in some helpful way.

As a carer, I am continually invested in the care we

provide to our community. As a carer I understand

completely that carers need a break for and from their

loved ones. It is wonderful that we can continue to

provide this service to many in our community needing

our support – we have the NDIS to thank for this. This

annual report demonstrates well the care we can all

give, from carers to workers to committee members.

We thank all who invest their time and their expertise

at every level to looking after people with disabilities.

Jeannette Rodighiero

Secretary

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Treasurer’s

Report

We are pleased to report a significantly different

outcome this 2017/2018 financial year.

This has been a busy year with significantly increased

occupancy rates and new users to the service. NDIS

funding now represents most of our income with the next

main source of funding being iCare and compensibly

insured guests.

After solving initial challenges we have been able to

navigate the NDIS this year much better as we grow to

understand it more. NDIS systems have greatly improved

and the pricing of short term supported accommodation

(respite) has also been reviewed and increased to support

a fairer price to provide services.

The NDIS claims portal has also greatly improved and our

staff have worked diligently to ensure we are communicating

with NDIS and coordinators of support to get the best

outcome for our guests and their families. Much of the

confusion about plans and supports has now been cleared

and NDIS is running smoothly and their payment system is

prompt allowing us to bill immediately following a stay.

Our banking was transferred from Newcastle Permanent

Building Society who we had banked with for many

years however their online banking was complex for our

business and a decision was made to transfer our accounts

to the Greater Bank this financial year. The Greater Bank

has been excellent to deal with and we look forward to

strong ties both in banking and in community partnerships

for fundraising purposes.

Our bank account remains strong ensuring that we both

retain good profits for future investments as well as invest

funds into our house for maintenance and improvements.

Our staff have also benefitted from significant training this

year to ensure that their skillset is up to date and practised

regularly. We continue to provide funding to the house and

garden to keep it looking nice and comfortable both to live

and work in.

I commend with pride the 2017 / 2018 financial statements

reflecting the significant growth of our service and the

diligence and hard work and dedication of Ingrid, our

General Manager, and all of her staff. The Committee of

Management is proud of this excellent result.

Allan McCorquodale

Treasurer

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General Manager’s

Report

During the past year, I Am Here has focused

on strengthening and promoting our services to

reflect our position as a key provider of respite

both within our house and in the community.

We have worked extremely hard to

deliver our values and mission in our

frontline care whilst navigating the

NDIS and its various changes throughout

the year. In saying this I am grateful for

the NDIS and its provision for person

centred care allowing for choice and

control for our guests. It is therefore very

pleasing to see many of our guests and

their families more regularly as this tells us

that our service is meeting their needs as

they continue to return.

I am pleased to report that we passed

our accreditation (Third Party Verification)

process with flying colours this year. It

was a great result and I thank everyone

who was involved in this process. It is

both time consuming and at times

frustrating in the process, however,

it is not negotiable as it certifies us

as being a competent and approved

provider of disability services, and, more

importantly, I believe standards in this

sector must grow and change to meet our

commitments to people with a disability.

In the three years I have been with I

Am Here we have gone from strength

to strength responding to continued

sector demand meeting the needs of our

community adequately. We must continue

to look to the future tempering our

increased revenue growth alongside quality

evidence-based care. The new Quality and

Safeguards Commission implemented in

NSW on 1 July 2018 will see an increase in

standard reporting procedures including

reporting of restrictive practices. We are

very well placed in this regard with the

appointment earlier this year of Barbara

Hepworth, our Quality Manager whose

background is extensive in quality, WHS

and teaching in this very pointed area of

expertise. Barbara is an asset to I Am Here

now and into the future as we become

more focussed on evidence based practice,

regulatory monitoring and reporting, and

increase in standards to better care for

people with a disability.

We have faced challenges throughout

the year trying to find staff who are

the correct fit for our organisation,

however in challenging times and periods

of change it is prudent to return to our

core values and ground ourselves in our

reason for existence, and that is to

provide compassionate care to those

who need it most.

Our staff are at the heart of everything

we do, they are our ambassadors and

we rely on them greatly to carry out our

mission and values in the care of people

with a disability to a high standard. I would

like to thank all staff who have served with

us throughout the year.

2017 was a key year as the service went

through some changes in human resources

and in business generally, however, we

continued to forge ahead with our

mission to always be here for our guests

and carers. With this in mind, we decided

to build a sensory garden with shade,

open areas, flower beds, herbs, and

a water feature – ensuring our guests

have a calm and relaxing outdoor

place to sit and relax. We are pleased

to report that the garden is a great

asset for all to enjoy.

I take great pleasure in saying I have an

office in the garden! This beautiful sensory

garden would not have been made

possible without community giving and

kindness, therefore I would like to thank

the Newcastle Permanent Charitable

Foundation for providing a substantial

grant that enabled us to progress the

building works for the creation of our

sensory garden. Our community also

played a substantial philanthropic role in

helping us to achieve the end result.

Thank you to Sonia Hornery, Member

for Wallsend (Community Building

Partnerships Grants) for the funding to

build a shaded area which is well utilised in

all weathers. This area is used a lot and it is

enjoyed by guests, visitors and staff alike.

I would like to commend the Lions

Club of Elermore Vale and the Regional

Lions Club for their involvement not just

with significant funding but also helping

us each and every day to bring such a

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project to fruition. The local ‘gentlemen’

of the Lions Club are what can best be

described as ‘true’ community supporters.

They helped from start to finish with

planting, digging, advice and vision -

their regular visits and chats will never be

forgotten – we enjoyed their company as

much as their input – thank you Lions!

I would like to also commend the

Newcastle Port Authority for making

our driveway and entry safe and looking

sensational at night, first impressions

count and the lighting makes our entrance

and driveway a talking point with its

colourfully lit presence. Finally, thanks to

Newcastle City Council we have a ‘Sense

of Place’ through the community grants

scheme. We have a new sign designed by

artist Dr. Annemarie Murland which suits

our brand and our service and sees I Am

Here have a community street presence.

We continue to reinvest profits into

our house and our service to continue

improving and importantly I am pleased

to report we have also been able to

invest heavily in training our staff in

various aspects of care to meet our

changing disability cohort.

We are currently requesting NSW

Government to disclose its intention

for its share of our house which initially

was 75%. We await the outcome in due

course, however, it is the intention of

the Committee of Management to fully

own the house that we have so ably

stewarded over the years. Next year will

hopefully bring about some change to the

current arrangement and this will enable

us to expand and increase our business

in the Hunter region to meet current

and future demand in the short-term

accommodation and respite sector –

a long term vision.

The successful result for 2017/2018

demonstrates the hard work, tenacity,

vision and support of everyone involved

in our service to make this happen. Our

success is largely due to the great service

we provide and our people are our brand.

They build our culture and carry our

mission – this year has been a resounding

success where we have aligned our business

objectives and goals well. Thank you also

to Pete de Jong for his continued tenure as

our Partnerships Manager. Pete has been

invaluable to I Am Here with marketing and

business advice as well as being a supporter,

regularly giving his time to us when required.

Thank you to our Committee of

Management for your leadership and

commitment and especially to our

Chairperson, Pam Comerford for her

support, regular visits to our office with

Jason and Sally, and for her sage advice

throughout the year.

Finally, thank you to our staff past and

present, our Disability Support Workers

and office staff who each day walk the

journey with our guests and their carers

ensuring that they are providing the best

possible care each day.

Ingrid Airlie

General Manager

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I Am Here

I Am Here was founded by two mothers whose sons

had experienced the trauma of an Acquired Brain Injury.

Through contact with others in the same situation, they

came to see the need for a place that gave carers and their

loved ones a real break, an opportunity to rejuvenate.

The original house was established in 1996 as Hunter

Brain Injury Respite Options (Hunter BIRO). Through the

tireless efforts of the committee, volunteers and caring

professionals, the house has established a reputation as

a special place for guests and their carers.

I Am Here is a seven-bed respite home for people with

acquired brain injury and other physical and intellectual

disabilities. We are an NDIS approved provider for

children and adults. We support our guests, their

families and carers with individual respite care packages

tailored to suit both their lifestyle and life stage.

I Am Here offers high quality short, mid and long-term

respite accommodation, giving carers and guests a

much-needed break from their everyday routine.

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I Am at the

House

I Am Here respite house is set in a tranquil

location down a leafy laneway in

the quiet suburb of Elermore Vale, just 15

minutes drive from Newcastle CBD.

Blackbutt Reserve and the John Hunter

Hospital are close by, with major

shopping centres, Lake Macquarie,

the region’s beautiful beaches and

other scenic attractions all within easy

travelling distance.

Our modern, comfortable house is

designed to help guests relax and

unwind. It has seven bedrooms, two

large modern fully equipped bathrooms,

communal dining and a generous

common area with recliners and a

large plasma screen television.

Each guest bedroom also has a television

for in-room comfort. Netflix offers a

broad choice of viewing to suit every

taste and wireless internet means instant

online access for guests’ mobile devices.

The house is surrounded by our Sensory

Garden kindly funded by the Newcastle

Permanent Charitable Foundation,

The Lions Club of Elermore Vale, Port of

Newcastle and Newcastle City Council.

The gardens are designed to engage,

stimulate and soothe the senses, creating

a special area that allows guests to safely

experience and immerse themselves

in the outdoors.

I Am Here respite house is fully staffed

24 hours a day by a dedicated team

of support workers, many of whom

are caring local residents. All meals are

prepared fresh daily, using local produce

where possible, and always taking each

guests preferences and requirements

into account.

We have our own safe, reliable transport

with experienced drivers who know our

area intimately.

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Committee of

Management

Chairperson

I Am Pamela Comerford

I am one of the founders of I Am

Here. We founded the house in

1996 following a concerted move

to improve the lives of carers and

their families by giving them a much

needed break. I currently care for my

son who sustained a brain injury in a

rugby league accident 30 years ago,

therefore, I have an in depth and

practical knowledge of caring for

people with an acquired brain injury.

I am passionate about caring for

the carer and providing support to

those caring for loved ones at home,

hence, founded the Carers Action

Network and the Hunter Brain Injury

Carers Group. I am a life member of

the Kotara Bears Rugby League Club.

I have 3 sons and 4 grandchildren.

Deputy Chairperson

I Am Mark Edmunds

For over 40 years I have owned and

operated a Chartered Accountancy

firm in both Newcastle and Nelson

Bay. I live in Nelson Bay with my

wife, Lorraine and I have two grown

up children. I enjoy water sports,

rugby, travel and I am an avid

golfer. Now semi-retired, I am keen

to give back to the community and

share my business knowledge to

assist the Not for Profit sector grow

and improve. The disability sector

has gone through some significant

changes over the past 4 years with

the introduction of the National

Disability Insurance Scheme and

Newcastle as the trial site. My aim is

to assist I Am Here with continuing

to grow and succeed in the respite

care sector. It is important that

services such as this are viable and

attainable for all who need them.

Secretary

I Am Jeannette Rodighiero

I have been an active committee of

management member for 18 years.

Together with my husband and son

we owned a Motel in Oberon and

my son Anthony also owned Pizza

restaurants in Oberon, Bathurst and

Sydney. We moved from Oberon to

Newcastle in 1999 in search of better

health care and support services for

my son Anthony, who had sustained

an acquired brain injury in 1991. I live

in the beachside suburb of Redhead

where I am an active member of my

community taking part in organising

events and social activities for our

group. I am a current committee

member of Carers Action Network and

Hunter ABI Carers Group, two support

groups looking after the well-being

and interest of carers and people with

a disability. I am most understanding

of the role of carer, I have significant

experience on the issues faced by

carers generally and with the recent

changeover to the NDIS.

Treasurer

I Am Allan McCorquodale

I have been a Committee of Management member with I Am Here (Hunter Brain

Injury Respite Options Inc.) for over 10 years. I am first and foremost a dedicated carer

for my wife Lesley. I like to be involved in my local hunter region community where

I serve as the Deputy Captain of the Medowie Rural Fire Service and each year take

part in the local bushfire effort in pro-actively keeping our community safe from fire.

In my spare time I love to ride my motorcycle. I have been a member of local carers

groups and understand what is needed to support the carer. I also take a keen interest

in helping our service with fundraising and improvements to our service.

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Ordinary Members

I Am Glenda Arnall

I live in the heart of Newcastle, enjoying

lovely views of our working harbour. I

have 2 children, 6 grandchildren and

also wonderful friends with whom I play

bridge regularly. Though retired I worked

in retail for many years and I have

travelled extensively throughout my life.

I have raised funds in the community for

brain and neurological research for HMRI.

I am an active fundraiser, organising

large scale events regularly benefitting

the community of Newcastle and the

Hunter region. I am also a very keen

supporter of not-for-profit organisations.

I Am Lesley McCorquodale

I have been active on the Committee of

Management for over 10 years and am

able to provide a first-hand perspective

to the Committee, having stayed at I

Am Here for respite through its many

changes and challenges during this time.

I was part of the process in voting for an

active overnight shift in preference to a

sleep-over shift which has been a great

feature of this service. I have 2 children and

2017 was an amazing year for us as we

welcomed a new grandson. I believe I bring

first hand perspective to the Committee of

Management to better meet the needs of

people with a disability.

I Am Kerrie Chapman

As a passionate volunteer for community

fundraising committees, I raised over

$1 million for cancer patients in our

community. Having run the National

Park and District Tennis Clubs for over

twenty years with my husband, Col,

as well as our trophy and promotions

business, I provide the Committee with

business management insight. Overseeing

the payroll of 1,400 employees at

Calvary Mater Newcastle where I have

been for 28 years, I was instrumental in

the national pay system rollout. I have

a passion for community assistance

and enjoy bringing my knowledge and

experience to the Committee to benefit

the guests of I Am Here.

I Am Gail Whipper

My successful recruitment career has

included initiating Whipper Recruitment

13 years ago and being awarded ‘Top

Marks Award’ from Alfred Marks Bureau

in London - the largest recruitment firm

in the world at the time. Having covered

all areas of contract management and

executive recruitment, I believe it is my

heart and natural quirky personality that

ensure both clients and candidates enjoy

a truly personal experience. I believe the

care and dedication to delivering great

service to all is what led to my success

in the industry. It is this same care and

dedication that I bring to I Am Here.

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Financials

Business Name: I Am Here. A Place To Be Me.

Address: 18 Isabella Close Elermore Vale NSW 2287

ABN: 63 478 116 416

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Hunter Brain Injury Respite Options Incorporated

ABN 63 478 116 416

Financial Statements

For the year ended 30 June 2018

Phone: 1300 365 125

Email: info@wscgroup.com.au

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Hunter Brain Injury Respite Options Incorporated

ABN 63 478 116 416

Contents

Detailed Balance Sheet

Notes to the Financial Statements

Detailed Profit & Loss Statement

Statement by members of the Committee

Auditor's Independence Declaration

Independent Audit Report

Compilation Report

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Hunter Brain Injury Respite Options Incorporated

ABN 63 478 116 416

Detailed Balance Sheet as at 30 June 2018

Note 2018 2017

$ $

Current Assets

Cash Assets

NPBS - Cheque Account 16,703

Cash Management Account #1 4,056

Cash Management Account #2 235,693

Greater Account - 722029984 674,671 118,728

Electronic Clearing Account 2,835

Greater Grant Acc - 722089928 3,555

Leave Entitlement Funding 10

Fixed Term Account 4,070

Petty Cash 370

678,226 382,464

Receivables

Debtors 103,431 198,781

103,431 198,781

Current Tax Assets

GST clearing 4,490 6,161

4,490 6,161

Total Current Assets 786,147 587,406

These financial statements are unaudited. They must be read in conjunction with the attached Accountant's

Compilation Report and Notes which form part of these financial statements.

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Hunter Brain Injury Respite Options Incorporated

ABN 63 478 116 416

Detailed Balance Sheet as at 30 June 2018

Note 2018 2017

$ $

Non-Current Assets

Inventories

Work in progress - at cost 9,608

9,608

Property, Plant and Equipment

Land & Buildings - 18 Isabella Cl 332,214 332,214

Less: Accumulated depreciation (82,687) (78,023)

Office Furniture 15,271 13,648

Less: Accumulated depreciation (9,935) (8,931)

Lease improvements 277,204 181,661

Less: Accumulated depreciation (81,497) (76,526)

Office equipment 33,754 33,754

Less: Accumulated amortisation (33,052) (30,568)

Respite House Furniture & Equipment 105,137 89,607

Less: Accumulated depreciation (61,662) (55,150)

Motor vehicles 212,660 193,916

Less: Accumulated depreciation (160,167) (141,987)

Computer Equipment 57,727 57,727

Less: Accumulated depreciation (54,931) (51,279)

550,036 460,062

Total Non-Current Assets 559,644 460,062

Total Assets 1,345,791 1,047,468

These financial statements are unaudited. They must be read in conjunction with the attached Accountant's

Compilation Report and Notes which form part of these financial statements.

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Hunter Brain Injury Respite Options Incorporated

ABN 63 478 116 416

Detailed Balance Sheet as at 30 June 2018

Note 2018 2017

$ $

Current Liabilities

Payables

Unsecured:

Trade creditors 34,319 6,592

Other creditors 24,979 10,579

59,299 17,171

Provisions

Provision - Annual & Sick Leave 68,740 32,489

68,740 32,489

Total Current Liabilities 128,039 49,660

Total Liabilities 128,039 49,660

Net Assets 1,217,752 997,808

Members' Funds

Accumulated surplus (deficit) 1,217,752 997,808

Total Members' Funds 1,217,752 997,808

These financial statements are unaudited. They must be read in conjunction with the attached Accountant's

Compilation Report and Notes which form part of these financial statements.

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Hunter Brain Hunter Injury Brain Respite Injury Options Respite Incorporated

Options Incorporated

Hunter Brain Injury ABN Respite 63 478 ABN 116 Options 63 416 478 116 Incorporated

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Notes to ABN the Notes 63 Financial 478 to 116 the Statements

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for income

Act 1997.

tax as the company is an exempt body under section 50 – 45 of the Income

Tax Assessment Act 1997.

(b) Property, (b) Plant Property, and Equipment Plant and Equipment (PPE) (PPE)

(b) Property, Plant and Equipment (PPE)

Leasehold improvements Leasehold improvements and office equipment and office are equipment carried at are cost carried less, where at cost applicable, less, where any applicable, accumulated any accumulated

Leasehold

depreciation.

improvements

depreciation.

and office equipment are carried at cost less, where applicable, any accumulated

depreciation.

The depreciable The depreciable amount of all amount PPE is of depreciated all PPE is depreciated over the useful over lives the of useful the assets lives of to the assets association to the association

commencing

The depreciable

commencing from

amount

the time

of

from

all

the

PPE

the asset time

is

is

depreciated

held the asset ready is

over

for held use.

the

ready

useful

for

lives

use.

of the assets to the association

commencing from the time the asset is held ready for use.

Leasehold improvements Leasehold improvements are amortised are over amortised the shorter over of the either shorter the of unexpired either the period unexpired of the period lease or of the lease or the

estimated

Leasehold

useful

improvements

estimated lives of useful the

are

improvements.

lives

amortised

of the

over

improvements.

the shorter of either the unexpired period of the lease or the

estimated useful lives of the improvements.

(c) Employee (c) Benefits Employee Benefits

(c) Employee Benefits

Provision is Provision made for the is made association’s for the association’s liability for employee liability for benefits employee arising benefits from arising services from rendered services by rendered by

employees

Provision is

to employees

made

the end

for

of

the

to the

association’s

the reporting end of the period.

liability

reporting Employee

for

period.

employee

benefits Employee

benefits

have benefits

arising

been measured

from

have been

services

at measured the

rendered

amounts at the

by

expected amounts expected

employees

to be paid when

to

to

the

be the

end

paid liability

of

when

the reporting

is the settled. liability

period.

is settled.

Employee benefits have been measured at the amounts expected

to be paid when the liability is settled.

(d) Provisions (d) Provisions

(d) Provisions

Provisions are Provisions recognised are when recognised the association when the has association a legal or has constructive a legal or constructive obligation, as obligation, a result of as past a result events, of past events,

Provisions

for which it

are

for is probable

recognised

which it that is

when

probable an outflow

the association

that of an economic outflow

has a

of benefits

legal

economic

or

will

constructive

benefits result and will

obligation,

that result outflow and

as

that

a

can

result

outflow be reasonably

of past

can

events,

be reasonably

measured.

for which it

Provisions measured.

is probable

are Provisions

that

measured

an outflow

are at measured the

of

best

economic

estimate the

benefits

best of the estimate

will

amounts

result

of the required

and

amounts

that

to

outflow

settle required the

can

to obligation

be

settle

reasonably

the at obligation the at the

end

measured.

of the reporting

Provisions

end of the period.

are

reporting

measured

period.

at the best estimate of the amounts required to settle the obligation at the

end of the reporting period.

(e) Cash and (e)

Cash Equivalents and Cash Equivalents

(e) Cash and Cash Equivalents

Cash and cash Cash equivalents and cash include equivalents cash include on hand, cash deposits on hand, held deposits at call with held banks, at call with and other banks, short-term and other highly short-term highly

liquid

Cash and

investments

cash

liquid

equivalents

investments with original

include

with maturities

cash

original

on hand,

of maturities three

deposits

months of three

held

or less.

at

months

call with

or less.

banks, and other short-term highly

liquid investments with original maturities of three months or less.

These notes These should notes be read should in conjunction be read in conjunction with the attached with the compilation attached report compilation of WSC report Group of - WSC NCTL Group Pty Ltd. - NCTL Pty Ltd.

These notes should be read in conjunction with the attached compilation report of WSC Group - NCTL Pty Ltd.

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Hunter Brain Hunter Injury Brain Respite Injury Options Respite Incorporated

Options Incorporated

ABN 63 478 ABN 11663 416 478 116 416

Notes to the Notes Financial to the Statements

Financial Statements

For the year For ended the year 30 June ended 2018 30 June 2018

Note 1: Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

(f) Revenue and Other Income

This financial report is a special purpose financial report prepared in order to satisfy the financial reporting

Revenue is measured requirements at the of fair the value Associations of the consideration Incorporations received Act . The or receivable committee after has determined taking into account that the any association is not

trade discounts a reporting and volume entity. rebates allowed. For this purpose, deferred consideration is not discounted to

present values when recognising revenue.

The financial report has been prepared on an accruals basis and is based on historical costs and does not take

Interest revenue into is account recognised changing using money the effective values interest or, except rate where method, specifically which for stated, floating current rate financial valuations assets of non-current is

the rate inherent assets. in the instrument. Dividend revenue is recognised when the right to receive a dividend has

been established.

The following significant accounting policies, which are consistent with the previous period unless otherwise

Grant and donation stated, have income been is adopted recognised in the when preparation the entity of obtains this financial control over report. the funds, which is generally at

the time of receipt.

(a) Income Tax

All revenue is stated net of the amount of goods and services tax (GST).

There is no provision for income tax as the company is an exempt body under section 50 – 45 of the Income

(g) Leases Tax Assessment Act 1997.

Leases of PPE, (b) where Property, substantially Plant and all the Equipment risks and benefits (PPE) incidental to the ownership of the asset, but not the

legal ownership, are transferred to the association, are classified as finance leases.

Leasehold improvements and office equipment are carried at cost less, where applicable, any accumulated

Finance leases depreciation. are capitalised by recording an asset and a liability at the lower of the amounts equal to the fair

value of the leased property or the present value of the minimum lease payments, including any guaranteed

The depreciable amount of all PPE is depreciated over the useful lives of the assets to the association

residual values. Lease payments are allocated between the reduction of the lease liability and the lease interest

commencing from the time the asset is held ready for use.

expense for that period.

Leasehold improvements are amortised over the shorter of either the unexpired period of the lease or the

Leased assets are depreciated on a straight line basis over the shorter of their estimated useful lives or the lease

estimated useful lives of the improvements.

term. Lease payments for operating leases, where substantially all the risks and benefits remain with the lessor,

are charged as (c) expenses Employee in the Benefits period in which they are incurred.

(h) Goods Provision and Services is made Tax for (GST) the association’s liability for employee benefits arising from services rendered by

employees to the end of the reporting period. Employee benefits have been measured at the amounts expected

Revenues, expenses and assets are recognised net of the amount of GST, except where the amount of GST

to be paid when the liability is settled.

incurred is not recoverable from the Tax Office. In these circumstances, the GST is recognised as part of the

cost of acquisition (d) Provisions of the asset or as part of an item of the expense. Receivables and payables in the assets and

liabilities statement are shown inclusive of GST.

Provisions are recognised when the association has a legal or constructive obligation, as a result of past events,

(i) Trade and for which Other it Payables is probable that an outflow of economic benefits will result and that outflow can be reasonably

measured. Provisions are measured at the best estimate of the amounts required to settle the obligation at the

Trade and other payables represent the liability outstanding at the end of the reporting period for goods and

end of the reporting period.

services received by the association during the reporting period, which remain unpaid. The balance is

recognised as (e) a current Cash and liability Cash with Equivalents the amounts normally paid within 30 days of recognition of the liability.

Cash and cash equivalents include cash on hand, deposits held at call with banks, and other short-term highly

liquid investments with original maturities of three months or less.

These notes

These

should

notes

be read

should

in conjunction

be read in

with

conjunction

the attached

with the

compilation

attached

report

compilation

of WSC

report

Group

of

-

WSC

NCTL

Group

Pty Ltd.

- NCTL Pty Ltd.

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Hunter Brain Injury Respite Options Incorporated

ABN 63 478 116 416

Notes to the Financial Statements

For the year ended 30 June 2018

2018 2017

Note 2: Property, Plant and Equipment

Buildings:

- At cost 332,214 332,214

- Less: Accumulated depreciation (82,687) (78,023)

249,527 254,190

Leasehold improvements:

- At cost 292,475 195,309

- Less: Accumulated depreciation (91,432) (85,457)

201,043 109,852

Leased plant and equipment:

- At cost 33,754 33,754

- Less: Accumulated amortisation (33,052) (30,568)

702 3,186

Other plant and equipment:

- At cost 105,137 89,607

- Less: Accumulated depreciation (61,662) (55,150)

43,475 34,458

Motor vehicles:

- At cost 212,660 193,916

- Less: Accumulated depreciation (160,167) (141,987)

52,493 51,929

Other property, plant and equipment:

- At cost 57,727 57,727

- Less: Accumulated depreciation (54,931) (51,279)

2,796 6,448

550,036 460,062

These notes should be read in conjunction with the attached compilation report of WSC Group - NCTL Pty Ltd.

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Hunter Brain Injury Respite Options Incorporated

ABN 63 478 116 416

Detailed Profit and Loss Statement

For the year ended 30 June 2018

2018 2017

$ $

Income

Grants Received 7,567 392,218

NDIS Income 1,433,121 324,903

Fees Recevied 837,131 674,399

Interest received 208 732

Donations 1,590 1,930

Other income 15,041 22,769

Membership Subscriptions 40 41

Total income 2,294,697 1,416,991

Expenses

Administration & General 86,032 57,905

Advertising and promotion 67,222 52,143

Amortisation Expense 4,664 4,664

Audit fees 10,500 6,000

Bank Fees And Charges 431 15

Depreciation 36,803 33,119

External Respite 100,468 8,396

Functions 6,210 2,893

Insurance 17,238 14,883

Lease payments 800

Motor Vehicle Expenses 25,136 25,297

Professional Fees 19,587 5,393

Repairs & maintenance 23,789 30,115

Employment Expenses 1,600,261 1,047,800

Training 21,801 3,500

Utilities 23,195 17,454

Workers Insurance 31,417 42,880

Total expenses 2,074,753 1,353,256

Profit from ordinary activities before income tax 219,944 63,735

Income tax revenue relating to ordinary activities

Net profit attributable to the association 219,944 63,735

Total changes in equity of the association 219,944 63,735

These financial statements are unaudited. They must be read in conjunction with the attached Accountant's

Compilation Report and Notes which form part of these financial statements.

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Hunter Brain Injury Respite Options Incorporated

ABN 63 478 116 416

Detailed Profit and Loss Statement

For the year ended 30 June 2018

2018 2017

$ $

Opening retained profits 997,808 934,073

Net profit attributable to the association 219,944 63,735

Closing retained profits 1,217,752 997,808

These financial statements are unaudited. They must be read in conjunction with the attached Accountant's

Compilation Report and Notes which form part of these financial statements.

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Hunter Brain Injury Respite Options Incorporated

ABN 63 478 116 416

Profit and Loss Statement

For the year ended 30 June 2018

2018 2017

$ $

Operating profit before income tax 219,944 63,735

Income tax (credit) attributable to operating profit (loss)

Operating profit after income tax 219,944 63,735

Retained profits at the beginning of the financial year 997,808 934,073

Total available for appropriation 1,217,752 997,808

Retained profits at the end of the financial year 1,217,752 997,808

These financial statements are unaudited. They must be read in conjunction with the attached Accountant's

Compilation Report and Notes which form part of these financial statements.

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Hunter Brain Injury Respite Options Incorporated

ABN 63 478 116 416

Statement by Management Committee

The committee has determined that the association is not a reporting entity and that this special

purpose financial report should be prepared in accordance with the accounting policies outlined in

Note 1 to the financial statements.

In the opinion of the committee the financial report :

1. Presents a true and fair view of the financial position of Hunter Brain Injury Respite Options

Incorporated as at 30 June 2018 and its performance for the year ended on that date.

2. At the date of this statement there are reasonable grounds to believe that Hunter Brain Injury

Respite Options Incorporated will be able to pay its debts as and when they fall due.

This statement is made in accordance with a resolution of the Committee and is signed for and on

behalf of the Committee by:

President:

…………………………

Pam Comerford

Treasurer:

…………………………

Allan McCorquodale

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Hunter Brain Injury Respite Options Incorporated

ABN 63 478 116 416

Compilation Report to Hunter Brain Injury Respite Options Incorporated

We have compiled the accompanying special purpose financial statements of Hunter Brain Injury Respite

Options Incorporated, which comprise the Income and Expenditure Statement and Balance Sheet as at 30 June

2018, a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory notes. The specific purpose for which

the special purpose financial report has been prepared is set out in Note 1. The extent to which Australian

Accounting Standards and other mandatory professional reporting requirements have or have not been adopted

in the preparation of the special purpose financial report is set out in Note 1.

The Responsibility of the Committee

The committee of Hunter Brain Injury Respite Options Incorporated is solely responsible for the information

contained in the special purpose financial statements, the reliability, accuracy and completeness of the

information and for the determination that the basis of accounting used is appropriate to meet its needs and for

the purpose that the financial statements were prepared.

Our Responsibility

On the basis of information provided by the committee, we have compiled the accompanying special purpose

financial statements in accordance with the basis of accounting as described in Note 1 to the financial

statements and APES 315: Compilation of Financial Information.

We have applied our expertise in accounting and financial reporting to compile these financial statements in

accordance with the basis of accounting described in Note 1 to the financial statements. We have complied with

the relevant ethical requirements of APES 110: Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants.

Assurance Disclaimer

Since a compilation engagement is not an assurance engagement, we are not required to verify the reliability,

accuracy or completeness of the information provided to us by management to compile these financial

statements. Accordingly, we do not express an audit opinion or a review conclusion on these financial

statements.

The special purpose financial statements were compiled exclusively for the benefit of the committee who is

responsible for the reliability, accuracy and completeness of the information used to compile them. Accordingly,

these special purpose financial statements may not be suitable for other purposes. We do not accept

responsibility for the contents of the special purpose financial statements.

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5 December, 2018

This compilation report is to be read in conjunction with and forms part of the attached unaudited financial

statements and notes.

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