"The caring support has definitely boosted my self esteem as a mother having a safe and warm home for my family and I to live in comfortably with affordable rent and excellent help if anything goes wrong. I truly feel at home for the first time in a very long time."
HOPE Social Housing Project Participant
In a typical Annual Report we discuss our financial and operational performance as well as projects and objectives for the year ahead. That is important, however this year I choose to reflect on two experiences that particularly stayed with me. One memory that stands out was the funeral of Donald Campbell, one of our much loved residents.
Donald lived with us for 22 years. He was defined less by his disabilities which were significant but more by his kind, gentle and polite qualities. He had strong principles with a very clear sense of right from wrong and was at his very happiest when helping others.
At Donald’s funeral many of the elements that make me proud to work for St John of God Hauora Trust were on display. We heard how grateful Donald was for the care he had received from us over the years. We heard how he viewed our Halswell service as his home. We heard how when he became ill, our caregivers cared for him so well. We heard how, when Donald finally had to go to hospital and was deteriorating, our Pastoral Care Coordinator stayed with him and provided him with comfort throughout. Donald wanted his funeral to be held at Halswell and we were happy to grant his wish. The Barcelona room was packed and people spilled into the corridors. Many of the mourners were SJGHT caregivers. People laughed, cried, prayed and sang. It became apparent to me that Donald was lucky to have us in his life and we were lucky to have Donald in our lives.
Another experience from last year particularly stayed with me. At our Annual Gala Dinner and Charity Auction, a young woman called Lauren spoke eloquently to a large group of our supporters. She received rousing applause after she compellingly described her journey from being a stressed, unconfident, scared teenage mother to being an upbeat, confident caring Mum with opportunities for study and further personal development. Lauren can be proud of her success and I know our caregivers at St John of God Waipuna feel privileged to have shared in that journey.
Last year, in this forum I wrote that there “are numerous challenges to address in the 2017 financial year, but I embrace them with enthusiasm; confident that our organisation has in place the necessary people, processes and resources.” I am pleased to say that my confidence was not misplaced. Our organisation performed well. Our measures showed we had provided high quality care across numerous service delivery lines. We acted as good stewards and made a surplus that is to be re-invested in our people processes and systems.
In the 2018 Financial Year we can look forward to further facility development, improvements in the degree to which we deliver standardised, best-practice services and of course continued high quality service delivery to vulnerable New Zealanders.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank our caregivers, our clients, our funders and supporters for making it possible for us to do the work we do.
The 271 people in New Zealand who work collaboratively and with commitment to Mission and Values are the true treasure or taonga of our service. We see our role in the Board as supporting each individual’s skills and capacity to deliver upon need in our communities, as we work to continue the healing mission of Jesus Christ.
Our founder, born João Duarte Cidade and canonised as St John of God, shone a light of service for vulnerable people that has illuminated a path for countless people for more than 500 years. As we walk forward on this path together we take heed of his call to continually do better for people in need.
I am proud that the quality of care that we deliver is being set and maintained at such a high level. Our audit processes across Health and Ability Services and Community, Youth and Child Services give us ongoing confidence in promoting our work at the highest levels of the community and government, including the most vulnerable in society.
We are also proud that our services continue to work creatively and in partnership with others, to extend and improve care so that the person remains at the very centre of our approach.
I would like to acknowledge Steve Berry and his team for their exceptional leadership of the organisation; the board for their support, wisdom and guidance; our residents and clients who we serve and give us purpose; our wonderful committed caregivers and all who support us. Thank you in responding to our Mission and your ongoing support for and commitment to our work.
Ngā mihi maioha,
More than 250 people come together every day at St John of God Hauora Trust in the service of improving life and enhancing opportunity for the people who access our services. Each one of our caregivers in the course of that work, give living testament to the five values that bring us together for a common purpose: manaakitanga (hospitality), aroha (compassion), whakaute (respect), tika (justice) and hiranga (excellence).
|Revenue from exchange transactions|
|Health and Ability Services revenue and service fees||11,319||10,809|
|Grants and subsidies||2,164||2,312|
|Donation from St John of God Health Care Inc||0||1,483|
|Other operating revenue||358||347|
|Revenue from non-exchange transactions (donations)||14||105|
|Remuneration of personnel and contractors||10,034||9,837|
|Other operating costs||2,002||2,201|
|Administration and support costs||1, 086||1,066|
|Operating surplus / (deficit)||270||1,573|
|Cash, cash equivalents and bank deposits||1,784||1,693|
|Total current assets||2,584||2,432|
|Total equity attributable to the trust||3,943||3,673|
|Equity at beginning of year||3,673||2,100|
|Operating surplus / (deficit) for the year||270||1,573|
|Equity at end of year||3,943||3,673|
|Net Cash Inflows from operating activities||834||1,233|
|Net Cash Outflows from investing activities||-701||-4,407|
|Net Cashflow (used in) /from financing activities||-42||2,315|
|Net increase / (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents||91||-859|
|Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the year||1,693||2,552|
|Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the year||1,784||1,693|
Equity value has increased in 2015/16 due to the donation from St John of God Health Care Inc for the St John of God Karori purchase. The Equity percentage of Total Assets is constant at just below 50%.
The St John of God Karori acquistion in 2015/16 for $3.81 Million significantly increased the value of Total Assets.