SPEAKERS BANK HOSTS ANNECTO 2019 AGM SHOWCASE

Speakers Bank are delighted and proud to be a part of this year’s annecto Annual General Meeting (AGM) by presenting our achievements during the Showcase segment of the program. Two of our speakers, Ayman Barbaresco and Kathryn Tomkins hosted the entire Showcase segment and did a wonderful job. Everyone was so impressed including our CEO […]

SPEAKERS BANK TALKS AT DAUGHTERS OF THE WEST (DOW) Community Health Program

Speakers Bank is proud to have been a part of the Daughters of the West Program. We were invited to speak at the RecWest Footscray Centre recently with Loretta Martin as guest speaker and supported by our Victoria University Work placement Team of Joel, Leanne and Rubina. Loretta gave a presentation about her role as […]

annecto – Speakers Bank Op Shop

annecto – Speakers Bank have started their very own op shop! The op shop is run by volunteer students doing placement at annecto. The op shop was started as a partnership with annecto and is our fundraiser to help support the work we do with people with personal experience of ageing and those with disabilities. […]

R U OK? Day

Recently Annecto – Speakers Bank was lucky enough to be a part of the national annual day R U Ok? at Laverton Community Hub on the 12th of September 2019. R U Ok? is a national day dedicated to supporting communities who are struggling with the challenges in their everyday lives. At the free event, […]

Placement Federation University Australia (FedUni):

We at annecto – Speakers Bank would like to thank the big group of Master of Social Work Students who completed their placement here with us. The group worked so hard to help us out and did a fantastic job at completing all assigned tasks. We’re excited to work with more students from FedUni in […]

Speakers Bank Seniors Edition Podcast Launched

The Speakers Bank Podcast: Seniors Edition was launched with a simple program held at the Werribee office on the 11th of July. Dianne Ioannou presented her story live in front of a group of annecto clients receiving MyAgedCare support. Dianne’s speech was followed by an interactive activity or memory game and shared lunch. This activity […]

Speakers Bank – Australian Red Cross Lunch and Learn Project

Speakers Bank teamed up with Australian Red Cross (ARC) to deliver Lunch and Learn sessions to staff and volunteers of the Red Cross. If focuses on specific topics such as accessibility, employment, mental health and carers delivered by different speakers. This project was the initiative of the Diversity and Inclusion team of ARC. This is […]

Community Pop Up Op Shop Launched

In an effort to raise funds for the program, Speakers Bank opened the doors to its Community Pop Up Op Shop on the 27th of July at the Werribee office. Students of JTI are assisting in running the operations of the pop up shop. Werribee Officeworks donated our banner. We thank all our donors and […]

Work Placement Students Ramp Up Speakers Bank Workforce

Speakers Bank opens its doors to work placement students from Victoria University, Federation University and JTI (Job Training Institute) to assist in the implementation of various projects such as the Community Pop Up Op Shop, podcast episodes, storytelling workshops, grant writing and networking with different community groups.

Living with a Disability Podcast Series

We have filmed stories of some of our speakers being interviewed by the students on what their lived experiences of disability are like. This is not just a learning moment for them but also a means to learn how to communicate through digital means. Other podcast topics talk about disability related issues.