New era for disability services in Port Stephens

Endeavour Foundation has committed to providing continuity of support for people with a disability in Port Stephens, New South Wales, as the area prepares to welcome the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Local provider, Disability Services Port Stephens – despite a superb 25-year track record – had sought a larger, like-minded organisation to provide greater stability and continue supporting people with a disability to live their best life under the NDIS.

Endeavour Foundation CEO, Andrew Donne, said that he appreciated the trust that had been placed in his organisation by the Port Stephens community.

“It’s an exciting time to be in our sector, with great change and opportunity ahead. We are stronger together – able to provide a greater range of community services for people with a disability, while remaining sustainable in an increasingly competitive and challenging environment.

“The NDIS will become available in Port Stephens from 1 July this year, so there isn’t a moment to lose. We look forward to entering this new era, which will change lives beyond all recognition. We are delighted that the NDIS will provide equitable support for all and give people with a disability control over all aspects of their support arrangements.”

Disability Services Port Stephens Inc (DSPSI) provides community access, in home support, respite and supported holidays to 55 people with a disability in Port Stephens, New South Wales. The novation of contracts and services from Disability Services Port Stephens to Endeavour Foundation took effect on 1 May 2016.

Existing services, including Peer Support/Social Support, Flexible Respite and Community Access will continue to be available, and will be delivered by the same teams on the ground, under the Endeavour Foundation name.


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Endeavour Foundation is an independent not-for-profit organisation providing support to people with a disability throughout Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia in accommodation, employment, education, training, vocational and lifestyle opportunities.