The KidzWish Foundation plans to merge with NSW service provider, The Disability Trust.
The proposed collaboration will allow KidzWish to leverage the expertise and capabilities of The Disability Trust to expand its therapies and programs for children and their families across the Illawarra region.
The proposed merger is also intended to provide both organisations the opportunity to deliver continuity of care across a lifetime, so children have clinical consistency and feel supported as they enter into adulthood.
Foundation chair, Mitch Henry said the synergies gained through the merger will allow both entities to broaden and innovate their services for children with a disability and their families. Trust CEO, Margaret Bowen said: “As leading providers of disability services and supports, we recognise the importance of continuing to evolve to meet the changing needs of both people living with a disability and the landscape presented by the NDIS”.
Completion of the build of KidzWish Place as a community resource in Flinders will still occur with timelines to be announced shortly. There will be no changes to staffing levels at KidzWish.
The intention is to merge KidzWish Foundation into The Disability Trust Group effective July 1, 2021.