31 May 2018
GoCo Community Care has expanded its home and community care services and geographic footprint after the recent acquisition of Tamworth Regional Council’s (TRC) funded aged care services and New England Carer Support Service.
The transition involved the transfer of TRC’s Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) funded aged-care services and New England Carer Support Service, which provides counselling, support, information and advocacy services (CSIA) for carers. The agreement included continued employment of five existing staff members and the retention of existing service hubs in Barraba Kootingal, Nundle and Tamworth.
GoCo Manager Bruce Mercer said GoCo Community Care has a long and proud history of caring for regional and rural Australians with over 30 years’ experience in delivery of CHSP services in the North West area of NSW and was pleased to extend the quality care provided.
“GoCo’s commitment to providing quality home and community care, along with its existing network and infrastructure, has made this step an easy decision to make,” Mr Mercer said.
“Gunnedah Shire Council was approached by TRC in regards to consideration of taking on its existing CHSP and CSIA funding contracts with the Commonwealth Government.
“The agreement came into effect on 1 April 2018 and has given GoCo the opportunity to build its brand even further and grow services into a wider area,” he said.
“The transition has proven to be relatively seamless with pre-existing services continuing unchanged and minimal disruption for customers. GoCo was able to increase the level of resourcing to these areas which will be of benefit to new and existing customers.
“We are committed to providing our clients with incredible support and services to ensure you (or your loved one) have the freedom to live happy and independent lives.”
New GoCo offices were opened at 90 Queen Street, Barraba and Cockburn Cottage, Kootingal.
For more information on GoCo Community Care visit www.goco.com.au or phone (02) 6740 2240.
Photo Caption: GoCo’s new Barraba office with staff, from left, Alison Ward and Narelle Morrow.
Media Contact: Ashley Gardner 6740 2100.