It is with great sadness in our hearts that we announce the loss of Helen Walker, founder of Great Community Transport and General Manager for over 30 years. Helen tragically passed away on September 14 due to complications following an operation earlier in the week. Our deepest condolences and thoughts are with her partner Phillipa, her sons and their families, and all those who knew, worked with and cared for her.
Helen was a beautiful, generous and humble woman who struggled with ill health most of her life, yet gave selflessly to anyone and everyone who needed her assistance. Her tireless contributions over the years to the communities of Penrith and the Blue Mountains have had an immense positive impact on so many people’s lives. Winning several well-deserved awards such as the Women of the West International Woman of the Year and the Order of Australia Medal.
Having recently retired from her role at Great Community Transport, Helen’s incredible legacy will be honoured and remembered always. She will be dearly missed by all.
Helen Jean Walker OAM
27.04.1951 – 14.09.2017
The family and friends of Helen Walker, are coming together to celebrate her wonderful, caring life on Friday, 22 September at Leura Memorial Gardens at 11am.
The Special Outings Program is now available for October – January.
Outings include Wisteria Gardens, Ettamogah Hotel, Museum of Fire, Balmoral Beach and Rivercat to Cockatoo Island.
Please contact your local office to make a booking.
Penrith: 02 4722-3083 or Blue Mountains: 02 4759-2403
It is the policy of GCT to ensure that where there are frequent short notice client cancellations or where (several times) a client is not at home when a driver arrives to collect them for a scheduled trip, that a GCT staff member makes contact with the client to discuss this.
We do this to make the best use of our resources, to ensure safety of our clients and also to ensure that access to our service is fair and equitable for all clients.
Great Community Transport has developed this policy on responding to frequent or unreasonable short notice cancellations by clients to allow best use of our resources and balance the needs of all clients.
The policy will not be applied in a punitive way. No actions will be taken without first making contact with a client or their advocate to understand the circumstances and any personal or health issues involved. As with all decisions regarding access to services, clients have a right to a review of a decision made by Great Community Transport.