Union fears rushed disability services tender for Sandhurst residents

The Victorian Government has advertised tenders for private operators hoping to provide services to residents of the Sandhurst Centre after the facility closes in 2016.The Minister, Mary Wooldridge, says running the tender process much sooner than planned will give Sandhurst residents, their families and staff the certainty they have been calling for.However, the Health and… Read More Union fears rushed disability services tender for Sandhurst residents

Lawmaker, group hold dialogue on Delaware disability services

Concern about under-funded services, poorly paid aides and a feared erosion of support for people with intellectual disabilities emerged Tuesday when members of Families Speaking Up met with state Rep. Melanie George Smith.The group includes family members of those with disabilities including Down syndrome, autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities.Smith is co-chair of the… Read More Lawmaker, group hold dialogue on Delaware disability services

Learning disability services ‘on the up’ in Rothesay

The Phoenix Resource Centre received two ‘good’ ratings and two ‘adequate’ ones following an unannounced visit by the Care Inspectorate at the end of March.Those grades follow the issuing of four ‘weak’ ratings to the service following its previous inspection in January 2013.In a report for Argyll and Bute Council’s Bute and Cowal area committee,… Read More Learning disability services ‘on the up’ in Rothesay