Rural Health Tasmania today announces it has negotiated with an NDIS registered provider to continue the delivery of disability support services at its Smithton Respite Centre in Havelock Street.
Robert Waterman, CEO of Rural Health Tasmania (RHT), shared that “Rural Health Tasmania is delighted to announce Multicap Tasmania will be the new operator of the purpose-built property in Havelock Street. Our board recognises the breadth of offerings that Multicap Tasmania provides in the NDIS and believes their expansion to Circular Head will provide additional offerings for people requiring NDIS services in the community.”
Mr Waterman had previously outlined that respite services were not core to the future activities of Rural Health Tasmania. This arrangement will enable more focus on Rural Health Tasmania’s core business.
Nigel Hill, CEO of Multicap Tasmania, said that “Our organisation is thrilled to establish a permanent presence in the Circular Head region. From available data, we know that there is a demand for NDIS services in this region that are not being met, and we welcome the opportunity to build on the great work established at the Centre in Havelock Street, with a view to expanding our services to meet the needs of the local community.”
Multicap Tasmania is a leading provider of disability support services across Tasmania, with a strong footprint in the North West. The organisation currently operates supported accommodation (known as Supported Independent Living in the NDIS) from over 30 properties across Wynyard, Somerset, Burnie, Ulverstone, Devonport, Latrobe, Deloraine, Launceston and Hobart. Multicap Tasmania also provides community access services from its 5 Community Hubs located in Launceston, Devonport, Burnie and Wynyard, as well as an extensive offering of in-home supports and a comprehensive social and community participation program. The organisation also provides behavioural support practitioner services under the NDIS.
Mr Hill said “Today’s announcement will allow us to commence a formal transition of services from Rural Health Tasmania. In the coming weeks, we will be out and about in the vibrant Circular Head community providing more detail about the services we can provide and commence conversations with current users of the Respite Centre regarding their future needs and goals.”
Both Mr Hill and Mr Waterman were excited for the opportunities that this arrangement will bring to the community, and have committed to working together to ensure an enhanced offering for the region is realised.
The formal transition is expected to occur in late October 2022.
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Multicap Tasmania is a registered NDIS service provider and is excited to welcome Circular Head to our serviced areas.