Tak­ing the next steps

The Northern Star - - NEWS -

A NORTH­ERN Rivers-based dis­abil­ity ser­vice provider now has 58 new cus­tomers and 128 new staff with the trans­fer of ser­vices from the NSW De­part­ment of Fam­ily and Com­mu­nity Ser­vices (FACS).

The House with No Steps is now re­spon­si­ble for seven group homes at Al­stonville, Bal­lina, Clunes, Goonellabah, Mo­danville, Bal­lina, Mul­lumbimby and Clarenza.

The or­gan­i­sa­tion will also be pro­vid­ing in-home sup­port to new cus­tomers in North­ern NSW.

House with No Steps’ man­ag­ing di­rec­tor An­drew Richard­son said it was a “priv­i­lege and hon­our” to wel­come new staff and cus­tomers.

“House with No Steps has part­nered with Com­pass Hous­ing Ser­vices as the ac­com­mo­da­tion provider. Com­pass is Aus­tralia’s lead­ing com­mu­nity hous­ing provider and man­ages more than 4400 prop­er­ties across NSW and Queens­land,” he said.

“House with No Steps ex­ists to help peo­ple with a dis­abil­ity live a great life, and as a lead­ing dis­abil­ity ser­vice provider with over 55 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence we have proven ca­pa­bil­ity – we de­liver great ser­vices.

“It made sense for us to pur­sue this fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity to help more peo­ple in more places.

“Our teams have been work­ing to en­sure the trans­fer is smooth as pos­si­ble for ev­ery­one. We are ex­cited and hon­oured to wel­come our new cus­tomers, their fam­i­lies and staff. We look for­ward to get­ting to know them.”

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ABOVE: House With No Steps now has new cus­tomers and staff with the trans­fer of sup­port ser­vices from the NSW De­part­ment of Fam­ily and Com­mu­nity Ser­vices (FACS).

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