Certificates of Appreciation presented to donors at AGM

At the 2012 Annual General Meeting held at the Epping Club in November 2012, Forsight paid a special tribute to donors Gloria Alison, President Inner Wheel Club of Beecroft, Read More...

Jean Grunsell Co-Founder presents 2012 Founders Medal

Co-founder Jean Grunsell presented the 2012 Forsight Founder’s medal to Ross Liddle, Volunteer Co-ordinator at United Way Australia for his significant contribution to the lives of the residents and Forsight’s community group homes, located throughout Sydney and the Nepean area. Read More...

Forsight Farewells Mike Bailey

Chairman Mike Bailey retired from the Forsight Foundation Board at the 2012 AGM on 21 November 2012 after achieving 25 Years as a volunteer Director from 1987 to 2012, including 7 years from 2005 to 2012 as Forsight Chairman. Read More...

Genworth 2012 Golf Day

Thursday 27 September 2012.
A big thank you to Ellie Comerford and her team at Genworth for inviting Trish Wetton CEO of Forsight to represent Forsight at the Genworth 2012 Golf Day held at The Lakes Golf Course. Read More...

Thankyou to MasoniCare and 32 District Masonic Assoc.

Trish Wetton attended a Cheque Presentation Dinner conducted by MasoniCare and the 32 District Masonic Association at Castle Hill RSL Club on Saturday 22 September 2012. Read More...

UPDATE - Forsight Sensory Garden Art Studio

This project is now underway.
The wheelchair bus accessible carport and cover wheelchair walkway has been completed and we are ready to commence the construction of the Art Studio and surrounding paved area. Read More...

CEO Visit to Sense UK

I will be visiting the Sense organisation for the deafblind in the UK during 2012. I will be inviting representatives from Sense to attend the 2013 Deafblind National Conference. Read More...

Our latest Backyard Blitz...

At Pines Group Home on 14 June 2012, 20 Genworth volunteers team up with Ross Liddle from United Way and the management team from Forsight to produce a fantastic result. The day turned out to be fine and sunny despite being grey and rainy prior to and after this event. Read More...

UPDATE - Community funded Sensory Garden Art Studio

This innovative and important project will enable Forsight’s deafblind adults to use their hands to be creative. They will become potters and artists when they attend this new Studio to be created at our Group Home Support Centre in North Rocks. Read More...

UPDATE - 2012 Genworth Sensory Hands-on Cooking project

I am pleased to report that the sensory kitchens at Jacaranda and Illawarra group homes in Glenmore Park are almost completed and they look amazing! Read More...

Community Cabinet Meeting in Parramatta – 4 April 2012

Joe and Shane received a letter from Brendan O’Connor MP, thanking them for their attendance at the Prime Minister’s Community Cabinet Meeting on 4 April 2012 at Macarthur Girls’ High School. Both Joe and Shane enjoyed meeting personal with Minister O’Connor.

Community Cabinet Meeting with PM Julia Gillard

Residents Joe Habib who is deafblind and Shane Woodbridge who is blind, were selected to meet with Brendan O'Connor, Minister for House, Homeless and Small Business at the PM's Community Cabinet meeting held on 4 April 2012 at Macarthur Girls' High School in Parramatta. Read More...

Exciting News on the current Genworth project

The Genworth Sensory Hands-on Cooking Project is at last underway. Work had delayed due to the weather in Sydney and its impact on our builder Anthony Dean, John R Dean Constructions Pty Ltd. Everyone was excited when work commenced at Illawarra group home on Monday 16th April 2012.

I was on hand at 7am with Kylie Horsfall, House Manager and the residents to photograph the builders dismantling the old kitchen cupboards and removing the old tiled flooring… see attached images.

Sensory Garden Studio

Donations are coming in for this exciting and worthwhile project that will see the first Sensory Art Program implemented at Forsight. Donors include Genworth, Inner Wheel Clubs of Beecroft and Parramatta, MasoniCare and District 32 Masonic Association, Timothy Letts, Dr & Mrs John York and Yolanda Seach. Our target is $30,000 and to date we have raised $23,350 towards this project. Read More...

Welcome to Forsight

Forsight welcomed two new directors to the Board on Wednesday 22nd February 2012. Chairman Mike Bailey paid tribute to Toni Alexander and John Allsopp for their volunteering and their commitment to serve on the Forsight board.

Toni and John individually bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the board table. All the adults who are deaf/blind with additional disabilities will benefit from the energy and goodwill that having a full complement of board members brings.

Individualised Funding Seminar in Sydney

Forsight Board members and senior management attended the NDS ‘Leading the Way’ Seminar at the Sydney Hilton on Sunday 12th February 2012. Mike Bailey, Hilton McKenna, Andrew McRobert, Toni Alexander and John Allsopp attended along with Trish Wetton and Miriana Gazivoda.

Everyone enjoyed the full day of interesting speakers talking about topics, including person-centred planning and individualised funding. By July 2014 a new funding arrangement will be put in place by NSW Ageing, Disability and Home Care that will radically change the way disability programs are funded in the future.

There will be challenges along the way and Forsight Board and management are making sure they are up there with the best.

New Capital Works Project - 2012

A Garden Studio is planned for the garden at Forsight’s Group Home Support Centre in North Rocks. Funding submissions have been submitted to various community groups and it is hoped to have this project completed before December 2012. The Studio will provide a venue for up to 5 adults who are deafblind with additional disabilities to enjoy their choice of craft or artistic activity in a beautiful setting. Activities to be offered include, oil and water painting, pottery, crafts such as scrap booking, papier mache puppets and other hands on sensory activities. Read More...

Genworth Capital Works Project - 2012

Forsight is currently renovating the kitchens at Jacaranda and Illawarra community group homes with funding provided by Genworth through United Way Australia. Both kitchens will be fully wheelchair accessible to allow the adults who are deafblind with additional disabilities to participate in the Forsight Sensory Hands-on Cooking Program. The kitchens have been designed with each adult in mind so that each individual can enjoy cooking their favourite recipes. Read More...