Our story - award winning services

In 2018 Community Care TASMANIA celebrates 28 years of successfully providing local home care services to the whole Tasmanian community.

We began life in 1990 as the Community Options Service. This was a pilot project auspiced by the Launceston Migrant Resource Centre and funded through the Home and Community Care program (HACC). In 1994 NESB (Non-English Speaking Background) was added to the name to reflect our objective of meeting the needs of local migrant communities. With the 2003 introduction of community care we became Community Care NESB.

Since 2006 we have gradually expanded our reach to include the Northwest coast and Southern Tasmania. We now have well established home support services across both these regions.

In 2015 we changed our name to Community Care TASMANIA. Despite changes in name, office location and services, we have never wavered in our commitment to excellence in service delivery. We are responsive to new government directions and to the evolving needs of our community. That is why after more than a quarter of a century we are still here and growing.

We are committed to providing quality local home care to all Tasmanians. At the same time we remain the acknowledged experts in caring for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.



Community Care TASMANIA - Award Winning Service

Since the beginning of 2017 Community Care TASMANIA has been successful in the following awards:

  1. September 2017 - Highly Commended - National Aged Care Quality Awards for Social inclusion and Innovation with the Community Connections Program. We were the only Tasmanian home care service recognised.
  2. October 2017 - Winner - Launceston Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards - Community Service.s
  3. November 2017 - Highly Commended - Tasmanian Aged Care Sector/Seniors Newspaper Excellence Awards - Communications and Community Engagement.
  4. October 2018 - Finalist - Tasmanian Community Achievement Awards - Prime Super Employer Excellence in Aged Care Award. The winner to be announced on November 23.

Over the last five years we have initiated innovative community social inclusion arts programs such as Creative Connections as well as Community Connections for newly arrived Bhutanese/Nepalese clients. We also run a Community Visitors Scheme which links volunteers with aged care clients in residential care across Northern Tasmania.

The impact of these programs is reflected in the fact that we have been able to attract significant grant funding as well as donations from benefactors.

These currently include:

  • The W.D. Booth Estate Foundation
  • The Better Access to Palliative Care in Tasmania Programme
  • The Tasmania Community Fund

For more details please visit the Our Supporters page.

Our new service centre is opened!

Our new centre at 8 Broadland Drive, Launceston is a place where clients and families can easily drop in and discuss any aspect of their care needs with a friendly and professional staff member.

In the words of General Manager Wendy Mitchell, "Our aim is to be accessible, responsive and inclusive,”

"And we can achieve this because we are an entirely local home care service provider."

Service Centre opening - Picture Gallery

Our Board Chair Fred together with General Manager Wendy and guest Senator Helen Polley

Our Board Chair Fred together with General Manager Wendy and guest Senator Helen Polley

Community Care TASMANIA'S support worker, clients and volunteers together

Community Care TASMANIA'S support worker, clients and volunteers together

Clients and their families in the new CommunIty Care TASMANIA centre

Clients and their families in the new CommunIty Care TASMANIA centre

Our support workers, office staff and board members

Our support workers, office staff and board members

Community Care TASMANIA'S office staff and clients

Community Care TASMANIA'S office staff and clients

The ribbon cut our new care centre launched

The ribbon cut our new care centre launched

General Manager Wendy with guest Senator Helen Polley chatting to our client Jacob

General Manager Wendy with guest Senator Helen Polley chatting to our client Jacob

CVS Toni Chirichiello meets up with May Crawford

CVS Toni Chirichiello meets up with May Crawford