Photography by Nagarjun Roy
KARDEN SUPPORT SERVICES
“Proud winners in the CGU Insurance Community and Government Business Award”
ARTHUR CREATIVE SERVICES
Arthur Creative Services is the creative arts division of Karden Disability Support Foundation which aims to encourage and facilitate high quality arts and cultural activity within Ballarat, whilst promoting a wider acceptance and participation in a professional arts context by people with a disability. Arthur specialise in creative management, arts administration and project development.
1 May 2015 Sandhurst Announcement
The Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing, Martin Foley, today announced that residents living at Sandhurst - one of the last two remaining institutions in Victoria - will be given the option to either receive services from Karden Disability Support Foundation and Melba Support Services or continue to receive services from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), once Sandhurst closes next year.
Karden CEO, Karen Robinson said “our organisation was built on the premise of choice for all people with a disability so we wholeheartedly support giving choice and control about services to individuals and their families”.
“We look forward to talking with the residents of Sandhurst, family members and advocates about the high quality supports we provide and the innovative accommodation support options that have been created for people we currently support. Karden is known for innovation and providing person centred supports and Melba is the first Australian organisation to be recognised for person-centred excellence by the U.S-based Council on Quality and Leadership”.
“Last year, Karden along with Melba was selected by DHHS to provide supports to individuals living at Sandhurst reflecting the organisations’ strong reputations. I am confident that Karden and Melba can support people to live safe, inclusive and rewarding lives in the community”, Ms Robinson said.
Link to Melba’s website – http://melbasupport.com.au/
Karden Disability Support Foundation has today welcomed news that Ballarat and the Central Highlands region will be in the first year roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
The Federal and State Government’s announcement means that from January 2017, individuals with disability will be able to choose how they allocate their own disability support funding.