NSW disability service provider, Sunshine has been rebranded to Unisson Disability. The decision to make the change after 100 years of service was based primarily on the need to establish a stronger visibility within the community and the wider industry.

It will focus on filling the gap in tailored and individualised support services which CEO Rebecca Fletcher said were lacking in the broader community. “Unisson takes a collaborative approach with clients and families to achieving individual goals and we are committed to evolving our organisation to adapt to changes in the disability sector which includes introducing new services,” Fletcher said.

“We recently launched weekend care support for children in the Northern Beaches region and expanded our shared living service within the Newcastle/Hunter region.” Fletcher said that shared living and accommodation support services is a priority with high demand within the community for supported independent living options.

“The need for services has evolved and changed, as has our organisation and the supports and services we offer. Today there is a growing demand for individualised, tailored and person-centred supports.” Fletcher said the new name was necessary to reaffirm the organisations leadership in the sector “and to position ourselves so that people had a clear understanding of who we are, what we do and what we stand for.”

“This important step for our organisation will enable more of our services to be accessed by those who need them. We will be easier to find, easier to search for and there will be no confusion between us and others in the sector.”

Unisson Disability’s core services include in-home, short-term and shared living accommodation support, employment, community services, after school and holiday care and NDIS support across Sydney, Nepean, Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Hunter regions.

Unisson CEO Rebecca Fletcher with patron Sir James Hardy