The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to supporting Gateway Services and their alliance partners, in their important role in providing vulnerable Tasmanians with access to the support they need.
That’s why I am pleased today to launch the new e-book Together we achieve – stories celebrating five years of Gateway Services.
This collection of stories shared by some very brave Tasmanians is an inspiring and moving look at how Gateway Services has helped to change lives for the better over the last five years.
Family Support Gateway Services were established in 2009 as a partnership between government and community sector organisations, with lead agencies Baptcare and Mission Australia along with their alliance partners collaborating in the best interests of vulnerable children and families in Tasmania.
Supported by all sides of politics, Gateway Services provide a truly integrated, person-centred and responsive access point for Tasmanians in need.
The expanded role of Gateway Services in 2010 into disability support services has paved the way for the success of the trial of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in Tasmania.
Local Area Coordinators who work to ensure that clients are put at the centre of service delivery were a key innovation of the Disability Gateway Services model.
The e-book is a celebration of the success of Gateway Services, and highlights all that has been achieved by the commitment and passion of so many people working in a very challenging but rewarding environment.
The e-book can be found here – http://issuu.com/missionaustralia/docs/together_we_achieve_-_celebrating_5
Jacquie Petrusma, Minister for Human Services