Residents and staff welcomed at Scope

Scope today welcomes 78 new residents and 227 staff transferring from Uniting Vic.Tas in the eastern and southern suburbs to Scope Supported Independent Living (SIL) accommodation.

The transfer takes place under a new agreement with Uniting Vic.Tas. A review of disability accommodation services by Uniting Vic.Tas showed larger disability providers like Scope are better placed to deliver SIL services in this region.

Working together to achieve the best possible outcome for residents and staff, today marks the first day in welcoming them to Scope.

Scope Chief Executive Officer Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald AM says Scope has been meticulously preparing for the transfer.

“Scope’s reputation speaks for itself as a highly regarded provider of disability accommodation services as well as for our exceptional knowledge and experience in the NDIS,” she said.

“With a shared vision to achieve the best possible outcomes for residents, their families and the staff who support them, we have worked closely with Uniting Vic.Tas in support of a seamless transition.

“We are excited to be able to support these residents to live the life they choose; in their homes supported by the staff they know.

“Our mission drives us, so we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to support even more people to live as empowered and equal citizens.”

Scope delivers a range of disability support and therapy services to several thousand adults and children with disability and their families nationally.

Dr Fitzgerald said Scope’s main priority was to ensure seamless continuity of support for residents, families, and staff.

“Our approach to the transfer has been guided by the Scope Approach, a set of strongly embedded values that define our organisation. Foremost of these is “See the Person” – this is the heart of Scope, where we see everyone, regardless of disability.

“Transition of services further extends Scope’s service offering as we continue to advocate at a national level for equality and independence for people with disability.

“Scope is actively working on expanding its mission nationally as we look to provide more people with disability, along with their families and carers, with greater choice and control. This is just the next step in our growth journey.”