Help Enterprises

Enhancing the lifestyle & independence of people with disability

Governance

Governance

THE ORGANISATION

Help Enterprises Limited (“HELP”) is a social enterprise, operating as a not-for-profit Company Limited by Guarantee and is a registered charity.

The Company is domiciled in Australia and its registered address and principal place of business is 520 Curtin Avenue East, Eagle Farm, QLD 4009.  However, the Company operates across a total of 44 locations.

Being a public company, HELP is accountable to Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and bound by the Corporations Act and related legislation. As a registered charity (Public Benevolent Institution), HELP is also registered with and reports to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). The organisation was registered as a charity on 24 October 1968. 

The Company has a Constitution which stipulates our Company’s governance framework and outlines the requirement for a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors are ultimately responsible for governance and providing the Executive with strategic direction. The Board coordinates corporate governance obligations through various Board Committees.

OUR COMMITTEES

  • Audit & Risk Committee
  • Strategy Committee
  • Nomination, Remuneration & Succession Planning Committee

OTHER STRUCTURES

  • Community Liaison Group (CLG)
  • FoundationH

 

PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES

HELP is primarily involved in providing training, development and employment opportunities consistent with the Disability Services Act (1986), for people with varying levels and types of disability.

We operate as a not-for-profit community based social enterprise, with a primary focus of providing supported and open employment, vocational training and post-school services for people with disability (through Commonwealth and State Government funding). We successfully produce and market a range of products and services under our commercial business units to supplement the disability services offered, while providing employment for people with disability.

SYSTEMS

All of our operations function under the umbrella of the ISO9001:2008 standard. This standard forms the backbone of our Integrated Management System and includes the National Standards for Disability Services (NSDS), Quality Assurance Framework (QAF – jobactive), Standards for NVR Registered Training Organisations (NVR), Human Services Quality Framework HSQF) and the AS 4801 (WH&S).

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY

HELP’s financial statements are prepared in accordance with Australian Accounting Standards – Reduced Disclosure Requirements (AASB-RDRs) adopted by the Australian Accounting Board (AASB) and the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission Act 2012. HELP’s Constitution and audited financial statements are available on the ACNC website.

REPORTING TRANSPARENCY

HELP believes that accountability and transparency in all that we do, is fundamental to fulfilling our purpose. We undertake a range of methods for remaining accountable to stakeholders, including partners, supporters and their families. 

Annual Reports