The Benevolent Society is the new operator for specialist disability support teams in NSW. The NSW Government recently transferred these services to the non-government sector to support the NDIS roll out. The Benevolent Society, which is Australia’s oldest charity, was chosen following an extensive selection process.

NSW Minister for Disability Services, Ray Williams, said the charity, which has been providing services here for more than 200 years, has a strong existing footprint in NSW and the ability to integrate clinical services into its business. “They have an impressive plan to grow and expand the business, and a proven record in delivering supports to children, young people and adults with disability,” the minister said.

Benevolent Society CEO, Jo Toohey, said the organisation was well positioned to integrate clinical services, with the appropriate business systems, quality and risk management frameworks and resources to enable a successful transition.  “Our aim is to transform the specialist disability clinical services into a leading centre of excellence that is known for its research, practice development, clinical expertise and sector development to achieve better outcomes for people with disability.”

Signing on and off: Benevolent Society CEO, Jo Toohey, board member Rob Warren, chair Lisa Chung, disability deputy secretary Jim Longley and Minister for Disability Services, Ray Williams.