A third not for profit home and community care provider recently joined the ADSSI Limited group. Beresfield & District Community Care (BCC) is the latest organisation to merge in the changing community disability and aged care sectors.
The merge of Beresfield Community Care with ADSSI Limited, trading as Maitland Community Care Services (MCCS) and Central Coast/Northern Sydney based Adssi In-home Support, came into effect January 1, 2020.
“Our shared values were the catalyst to create this opportunity. By combining our expertise and resources, we are stronger and better able to remain competitive in the deregulated marketplace”, explained Chief Executive Officer, Jenni Allan.
“Importantly, we will be able to offer our clients more services and greater choice as we expand’, she said.
In total the three organisations have over 100 years’ experience in delivering aged and disability community care services and programs. The combined entity, ADSSI Limited, is a $17M not-for-profit business, employing hundreds of local staff across the three sites, and supporting around 16,000 people to remain living independently in their home and community. In addition, almost 200 volunteers support staff and clients.
For clients, it will be business as usual as the same local staff and volunteers continue to support frail aged and people living with disability. Each business unit will retain their name and brand identity with BCC continuing to trade as Beresfield Community Care in their local area.
The community will continue to have access to practical support including domestic assistance, linen, respite, transport, social support, lawns and gardens, home modifications and maintenance, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, Meals on Wheels, home care packages in NSW, NDIS support and a range of wellbeing programs including falls prevention and gentle exercise classes.