YOORALLA has joined forces with House With No Steps, one of Australia’s leading disability service providers, this week.
Like Yooralla, HWNS is one of Australia’s leading disability service providers with a strong history and excellent reputation for providing high quality services in New South Wales and Queensland.
The HWNS vision, mission and values are closely aligned with Yooralla and there is a strong level of trust between our organisations. We are very proud to be partnering with such a passionate, person-centred, human rights-focused organisation.
The overarching aim of our alliance is to enhance outcomes for people with a disability, their families and carers. The secondary aim is for our two organisations to use the resources at our disposal as efficiently and effectively as possible as we make the exciting but challenging transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
This is a partnership agreement – it is not a merger or amalgamation of our operations. HWNS and Yooralla will continue to operate as separate organisations. We will provide all existing programs, supports and services in our own right. There will be no changes to our staff, although in the future we hope to be able to offer staff a broader range of opportunities in the delivery of new services.
Yooralla and HWNS will work together over the coming years to develop the best possible advice, support and community engagement opportunities for people with a disability across Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and the ACT.
By leveraging each other’s strengths we will be better equipped to respond to the evolving needs and aspirations of people with a disability, their families and carers.
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