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Hiring people with a disability | The story of Darcy, Barkuma and Regis.

Sep 11, 2018 | Reading Time: 2 minutes

Barkuma is a South Australian not-for profit organisation, making a difference to the lives of over 800 people. They’ve been providing services to assist people with a disability to live, work and be included in the community for over 50 years!

Partnering with Barkuma is Regis Aged Care, one of Australia’s largest providers with expertise and experience in all areas of aged care.


Darcy Combe has proudly been working at Regis Aged Care, alongside Maintenance Officer Graham Neilson, since 2010. He started at Regis Burnside doing a horticulture traineeship and combined this with maintenance work at Regis Marleston.

The role has seen Darcy’s confidence grow, expand his range of skills, and make independent decisions. He has a range of tasks that he is always happy and obliging to do, ensuring that resident’s needs are met. Darcy and Graham have a great time on the job together, too!

Barkuma | Hiring people with a disability

“I really like working at Regis because it makes me happy, and everyone gets along and is also friendly. I really enjoy being in the garden, and interacting with the residents.” Darcy said.

With the help from Barkuma key support worker, Kim Corbett, Darcy is well supported on the job as is his employer Regis Aged Care. Kim ensures the partnership runs smoothly and is always communicating with Regis Aged Care facility manager Michelle Schupelius.

Barkuma | Hiring people with a disability

Barkuma currently supports people in both the private and public sectors through every step of their new employees’ journey.

Employing people through the Barkuma Disability Employment Service makes good business sense.

If you are a local business and would like more information on employing a person with a disability, please contact the friendly team at Barkuma.

Barkuma | Hiring people with a disability

We’d also love for you to join us at a free networking event hosted by She Shopped’s own and Barkuma ambassador Lucy Cornes, where you can learn more about the benefits of employing people with a disability from Regis Aged Care.

Event Details:

Wednesday 10th October.

5:30pm – 7:00pm

Function Room 1, Playford Civic Centre

Places are limited, so book online today! We’ll see you there.


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