Today Minister for Disability Services, Ray Williams, announced the successful providers to take over the operation of state supported accommodation services in Sydney and the Central Coast, following an extensive consultation with people with disability, their families, or guardians.
These services are being transferred to the non-government sector to support the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Mr Williams said the successful providers Life Without Barriers, Cerebral Palsy Alliance and Achieve Australia, are organisations with a strong history of supporting people with disability and proven track records in regional areas.
“Continuity of support for residents remains our highest priority. These operators already have a local presence and experience delivering accommodation services to people with disability,’’ Mr Williams said.
The providers have also been selected for their capacity and vision to support the day-to-day and professional development needs of the dedicated staff who will transfer.
“The retention of experienced staff who carry out irreplaceable work with residents in group homes is critical to the success of the NDIS,” Mr Williams said.
The new operators will take on services in the following locations:
- Life Without Barriers – Central Coast, Nepean Blue Mountains, South Eastern Sydney
- Cerebral Palsy Alliance (CPA) – Northern Sydney
- Achieve Australia – Norton Rd SSL and Metro Residences