Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania

16 November 2017

Sarah Courtney, Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier

New Multicap Tasmania Group Home

The opening today of Multicap Tasmania’s new Group Home in Launceston will provide state-of-the-art specialist accommodation for four residents living with a disability.

Multicap Tasmania has been providing services in North and North-West Tasmania for 46 years and receives extensive funding support on many levels through the Department of Health and Human Services.

The new Group Home has been designed, and built, to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) requirements for Fully Accessible Housing and is certified as meeting the Platinum Standard under the Liveable Housing Australia guidelines.

This building will replace the group home at 4 Pamela Court, which was built 30 years ago, and Multicap Tasmania has plans for future developments in Burnie, Devonport and Launceston.

Multicap Tasmania has invested its organisation’s own resources to establish this home, which increases options for people living with a disability on the North and helps support their families.

On behalf of the Minister for Human Services, Jacquie Petrusma, congratulations to Multicap Tasmania chairman Paul Smith, CEO Nigel Hill and their dedicated team on completing this magnificent new Group Home and the extremely valuable work that you do in the North and North-West communities.

I wish the residents well in their move to this exciting purpose-built Group Home and look forward to supporting Multicap Tasmania as they develop more of these facilities.

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