We will ensure that young people and children are provided with the necessary supports during this time, aware that many are facing heightened levels of anxiety.
You can strengthen Hand Brake Turn for the future by booking your car in for a service, or donating old cars that we can work on while we are unable to hold classes.
We want to make sure everyone stays as safe as possible, especially our students, staff and all our families. We have made the difficult decision to suspend all Hand Brake Turn courses until we are told that it’s safe to re-start them again.
Read the public statement from CEO Michelle Crawford: We have suspended the core activities of two of our programs effective immediately (LiveWires and Steps Outreach Service), and another from 23 March 2020 (Values for Life).
Steve Neville has had a rough time of late, but thanks to the Hand Brake Turn fiXit social enterprise, he’s now back on the road, making family life much easier for him and his three children.
Our LiveWires program is partnering with Collingwood Neighbourhood House to host an early International Women’s Day celebration event on Friday, March 6, to honour the women from the Public Housing Estate and hear their diverse and inspiring stories.
We were delighted to welcome Geoff Manton to the Concern Australia family in February in the newly-created role of General Manager Education, Enterprise and Innovation. As part of the Executive Team, Geoff's role will include growing the life-changing work of our education programs, Hand Brake Turn and Values for Life.
Jon Ma joined the Concern Australia Board in 2018. With David Eldridge stepping down from the Board, Jon has taken on the important role of Board Chair. We sat down with Jon to ask a few questions about his experience, background, and why he's passionate about Concern Australia's work.
At the end of last year we said goodbye to Hand Brake Turn Manager Ian Dubbeld, who is moving on to a new season after three years developing and building the program across our north-west and south-east metropolitan Melbourne sites.
Our new Hand Brake Turn Mobile (HBTM) program took centre stage at Sunbury College in early December, with students practising their new automotive skills on our training car in the middle of the school grounds. The Hand Brake Turn (HBT) team spent the day with 24 Victorian Certificate [...]