ASSIST Transition to Minda

Minda, one of South Australia’s most respected disability service providers, has been selected to manage the state’s ASSIST Therapy Services.

Minister for Human Services Michelle Lensink said Minda had shown, during a comprehensive tender process, that the organisation could deliver services to ensure ASSIST clients continue to receive the supports they need.

“Continuity of quality service for our clients has been our highest priority, as well as making sure our staff are well looked after, as we have undertaken the process to find a new non-government manager for ASSIST,” said Minister Lensink.

Under the agreement with Minda, all ASSIST Therapy Services staff will be offered the opportunity to transfer to the new provider with their terms and conditions.

Minda’s CEO Cathy Miller said Minda was excited to welcome ASSIST staff and clients: “We are passionate about supporting people with disability to experience a great life, a life of choice, opportunity, inclusion and community participation and this person-centred approach aligns so well with the values of the team at ASSIST Therapy Services.

“The highly-skilled team at ASSIST have a strong reputation in the sector as specialised allied health therapists, and with the team at Minda espousing similar values of respect, inclusion and choice, we thought it would make a great partnership.”

In terms of next steps, Minda will be forming a joint group with State Government and also establishing a project team at Minda to support the process.

“Our priority is providing high quality support and services to people with disability in South Australia,” Ms Miller said.

“The people we support are at the heart of everything we do and the scope of our organisation means we’re well-placed to offer continuity of support for ASSIST customers – we look forward to sharing updates on the progress of the ASSIST transition with you in the future.”

If you have any questions about this transition, please email ASSIST@minda.asn.au