Welfare Group Seeks Business as Usual’ Assurance

A Mallee welfare agency has sought assurances from the Victorian Government that its services around training and employment for people with disabilities will continue.

Mallee Family Care merged with disability employment agency Access Mildura when Access ran into financial trouble and is trying to ensure the service continues.

Board members met the State Government in Melbourne yesterday.

The head of Mallee Family Care, Vernon Knight, would not confirm any outcomes from the meeting with the Minister for Higher Education and Skills, Peter Hall, but says it was positive.

“We needed a pathway that meant that it was going to be business as usual for people with … disabilities who need supported employment and the training to equip them to enjoy that employment,” he said.

“The door is now open to making that happen.”

Access Mildura will relaunch as All Star Access today.

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Date published:
Thu 14th Jun, 2012