5 April 2017

One of the founding directors of the successful merger between Community First, Care Options and Volunteer Task Force, Andrea Hall, has left the organisation to pursue a range of new opportunities. “The new Board presiding over the three-way merger is very strong, as is the new CEO, so I feel I’m leaving the organisation at a good time,” says Ms Hall, a former partner of KPMG’s Risk Advisory Services division. Board Chair Dr Moira Watson says, “already our new organisation is thriving and Andrea can take great pride in knowing that her involvement has been invaluable; we wish her all the very best for the future.”

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8 March 2017

Today is International Women’s Day: a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity, at a time in Australia when women make up more than 50 percent of university studentsi, yet only 21.7 percent of board directorsii. This year, three community care organisations, led by women Chairs, achieved change that is worth celebrating.

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27 February 2017

Last week Group CEO Dan Minchin traveled to Sydney and met with 100 other aged care consumers and leaders at a historic round table discussion. The Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM, MP, invited round table guests to consider the Government’s next steps in the reform of Australia’s $16 billion aged care sector.

The meeting was held to further the Government’s close co-operation with the aged care sector to ensure affordable, accessible and quality aged care for older Australians and Mr Wyatt told the Roundtable that he supports the Aged Care Roadmap (released in April last year), however, reform and the sequencing of reform were complex. “I am keen to hear from you about how the Roadmap sits with your own experiences as aged-care providers and consumers,” he said.

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Breaking News – 10 January 2017

Community care provider welcomes new Chief Executive Officer

A new Chief Executive Officer has been announced to lead changes when three of Perth’s well-known not-for-profit community care providers merge into one organisation later this year.

Community care providers Community First, Care Options and Volunteer Task Force will soon be merging to form a new organisation, which will employ around 400 staff and support more than 10,000 clients across Perth metropolitan and WA regional areas, as well as Adelaide.

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Breaking News – 7 November 2016

Community First is set to join Perth-based providers Volunteer Task Force and Care Options to merge and create a bigger, stronger WA-based organisation which will offer a range of improved community services, from mental health support to home care and disability services.

In the coming months Community First, Volunteer Task Force and Care Options will merge to form a single support services organisation, which will focus on becoming the future ‘new face’ of community services in WA. A new name for the combined organisation has yet to be announced.

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