Sandhurst residents given choice about future services

01 May 2015

On 1 May 2015, the Victorian Government announced that residents at Sandhurst Residential Services will have greater choice about their care as they transition from the outdated congregate care facility to newly built homes by 2016.

Sandhurst provides congregate care accommodation and day services for adults who have an intellectual disability.

The Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing, Martin Foley MP, announced the details of the change while meeting with staff, residents, families and advocates at the Bendigo-based Sandhurst facility.

Under the new arrangements, residents will be given choice about whether they live in a house where services are provided by the Department of Health & Human Services or Melba Support Services and Karden Disability Foundation, a community services consortium appointed by tender in late 2014.A short consultation will now begin with residents, their families and advocates to update individual resident plans with residents’ choice of service provider.

The Victorian Government’s decision reflects its commitment to giving residents greater certainty and continuity of care and recognises the high level of care and commitment of Sandhurst staff.

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