Carlisle’s Volunteer Task Force to merge with other services providers to create ‘new face’ of services in WA

Carlisle’s Volunteer Task Force to merge with other services providers to create ‘new face’ of services in WA

CARLISLE-based community care provider Volunteer Task Force is set to merge with two other community companies to create a stronger organisation, which will improve the availability of care services.

In the coming months, the not-for-profit organisations will merge with Care Options and Community First to form a single support services organisation, which will focus on becoming the future ‘new face’ of community services in WA.

Volunteer Task Force chief executive Kath Snell said her organisation had fostered a strong relationship with both organisations, which are similar-sized not-for-profit groups that assisted people to live and participate in their community.

“Our decision has been driven by the need to create a sustainable future for our organisations in the age of Consumer Directed Care; we are three strong not-for-profits coming together to create a robust, wide-ranging, quality driven, professional and welcoming organisation,” she said.

“We’ll be working in collaboration with board members, staff, volunteers and clients to provide the best possible outcomes through our merger, and to ensure a smooth transition of our customer services.”

A new name for the combined organisation has yet to be announced, however it is intended for it to become ‘the new face of community services in WA’ into the future.

Ms Snell said Volunteer Task Force would do its best to ensure the merger had a minimal impact on new and existing staff, volunteers and customers.

“The integration of Volunteer Task Force with Care Options and Community First provides us with an exciting opportunity to build on each other’s strengths and grow our services to assist people improve the quality of their lives,” she said.