19 Apr 2017
The NSW Government has announced three more providers for supported accommodation and respite services across the state.
The providers are:
The providers announced include consortia (that is, groups of organisations that have agreed to work together), Hunter Valley Disability Services Limited and Mid North Coast Disability Services Limited, that were formed by organisations coming together to deliver the NDIS.
This follows on from the announcement of two new providers, Northcott and House with No Steps, on 30 March 2017.
The remaining providers which cover the rest of the state will be announced later.
To support continuity of care and retain a capable and experienced disability workforce, all staff and services will transfer to the new provider for their area.
The transfers are expected to commence from 1 September 2017 for LiveBetter and Mid North Coast Disability Services, and 1 December 2017 for Hunter Valley Disability Services.
It was an extensive and competitive selection process to find the right providers to take on the services. They have a long and proud history of delivering accommodation services to people with disability. This is consistent with the key principle that residents and their families, carers or guardians told us was important when selecting new providers.
FACS will continue to provide affected staff, residents, their families and guardians with more information leading up to the transfer.
Residents, their families and guardians can contact Transfer Connect on toll-free 1800 870 789 from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transfer Connect is a new service tailored to supporting people through the transfer process, particularly with questions or concerns relating to their own individual situation.
In addition to Transfer Connect, you can still call 1800 379 284 or email email@example.com for more information.