10/02/2017 - 14:54

Disability service providers merge

10/02/2017 - 14:54

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Rocky Bay has merged with fellow disability services provider Valued Independent People, following an extended period of collaboration.

Rocky Bay chief executive Michael Tait.

Rocky Bay has merged with fellow disability services provider Valued Independent People, following an extended period of collaboration.

In early 2016, the Valued Independent People board reached out to several organisations, after discussions over its viability under the new pricing structured being introduced by the Disability Services Commission and the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Former VIP chief executive Tony Morley said Rocky Bay was selected due to the organisations having a closely aligned vision, values and purpose, as well as an equal emphasis on quality.

He said Rocky Bay’s sustained growth had ensured the organisation was in a strong position to navigate through the sector as it transitioned to the NDIS rollout in June this year.  

Rocky Bay chief executive Michael Tait said the merger had been a successful process so far.

“The smooth transition wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the DSC, both boards, the dedication of employees and steadfast support from Lotterywest regarding the transfer of VIP assests to Rocky Bay,” he said.

“Our priority together is to make sure that people living with disability in WA can continue to receive a high level of support despite funding pressures.

“With a closely aligned vision and values I hope the transition will be smooth and that clients and families can soon enjoy the benefit of additional services and support this merger will provide.” 

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