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industry in conversation: Jo Toohey, CEO, Benevolent Society Tell us about the Benevolent footprint will reach into remote and Society. regional areas in NSW. We are also We are Australia’s oldest charity, looking to expand across the country. established in 1813. Our founding patron was Governor Lachlan NSW government in disability and What are some of the programs Macquarie. We were the first to and services you provide? will have an even greater impact on recognise a need in Sydney for Our services for people with people’s lives, helping them to live social welfare and have always disability include respite services, their best life. focussed on helping the most emergency support services, vulnerable in our society. We case management and a range of were the first to introduce district psychosocial and mental health nursing (1820) and in the 1850s we services. Underpinning all our cared for and educated abandon VBv&2W"Gf67BFW6&RF'GVFW2FW2F2&W6VC6G&VW"f&W"&W6FVBfVV6R66Ɩ7W"&W6V&6vB2&F6VvRB'FW"&Vv6VB6vf&2W"v&B6W'f6W2B'GVGFRVF&RVf&V@FG&GV6RBvRV6W"WfVFFV2W2rVffV7FfRv6e2v&26vVBv6vV&fVB'FR5rvR&RBrFffW&V6R7FFRvfW&VG2fRFPvfW&VBv2FRf'7@bG2BFRv&BRvRVVBFR&7FFR&VWfVB66WG2rFP&vW7BF6&ƗG6W'f6R&fFW W7G&ƖvB6VvW2@FV662FfRFR&f6`rrfRRv&VBBFP&VWfVB66WGBrF@6W'f6W2WG6FRFRvfW&V@6V7F"BvR&RV&rFf"vVFRf'7B7FR6RFF2&SW&FR&R6W&6W7G&ƖFVF6FVBFvV( fR&VVvFFR&VWfVBVf&VBN( 26VvR@B6G&V66WGf"fW"V'2BfR&VVvRfRF&RvRBfW&R4Tf"GvV'2v2WG&VVǒ2vRWBW"6W'f6W2BW vF2vRW&FRF&VRW&VBFfR&VV6VV7FVB2fG&BvR&RV&rg&W &V26BBf֖ǒvVrB4TgFW"6W'fr27Fr4T6ƖVG2W"7FfbBFR6GVFF6&ƗG( 2Wr6WFvW2Bv&VBe2&WfW6ǒBG6Vb2B6vW2VVV6Bg&F6&ƗGB'&VvBFBWW&V6R2vVvVrW'7V7FfRW"2F2גWW&V6R2$FF27W'B6FfR666vRBWr"&fFRVFvVr6W'f6W2vRVS7FfbB7@C`g&FR&VWfVB66WGvPvB&RFRFF&VR77VW0f6rFRF6&ƗG6V7F#FR66RbFR6V7F"0vB&RFR7B&Wv&Fp6vVBB6FVW2F6vRCrVRVǒF&VvW"'G2bW"#F227BW226W'f6W2vVW"v&f&6RvFFR7BFBvRfR&v6FBvRF( Bv@FR6VG7W'BFV2g&V^( 2ƗfW2F&VvFR6W'f6W26W'f6W2FbW"6ƖVG2FFR5rvfW&VB26WFRvRFVƗfW"BFRWF6W2vR6vR( 2vRvBF6FVPvRvFB7FfbV&W'2B&R&RFvVW&FRvFFR&fFrFR&W7B6W'f6R76&Rr6ƖVG2BW"vVw&6rbFRv&f&6W2g&FRWfV2vRw&rGG&7FpGW7G'ƖƖR6