DisabilityCare Head Office to be based in Geelong
Geelong has had a long awaited for boost, with the announcement DisabilityCare will base its head office in the region.
The new office will create 300 local jobs, in addition to the 120 already announced for the DisabilityCare regional office which opens in the Barwon region next month.
The decision to locate the head office in Geelong was made on the basis of the Victorian Government’s offer of $25 million toward the costs of relocation and establishment. Geelong is ideally suited to support the head office functions of such an important agency. The city has a history of driving innovation in disability, health and community services through the collaboration of its local council, local health services and locally-based disability service agencies.
DisabilityCare Australia will also benefit from being located in the same city as the Victorian Transport Accident Commission, which delivers Victoria’s no fault transport accident lifetime care and support scheme.
DisabilityCare Australia will immediately start investigating location options, with a view to placing some staff in Geelong from January 2014.
DisabilityCare is also establishing regional offices in locations around Australia, starting with launch locations. This will enable people with disability, their families and carers can access local support from local staff. Once the scheme is fully rolled out, DisabilityCare Australia will provide support for around 460,000 people who have a significant and permanent disability that affects their communication, mobility, self-care or self-management.
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