Board Messages – June 2017

  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)¬† Approval

    ECHO is now registered with NDIS / NDIA as a provider, and is also registered with the WA Disability Services Commission as a provider. What this means is that ECHO can offer services to clients who are funded under NDIS and meets all the necessary requirements.

  • Strategic Planning Day

    Board Members and Management will be holding a strategic planning day on Saturday, 8th July. This follows a report commissioned by the Board on ECHO’s current position in a very changing environment. This is a proactive approach, intending to secure ECHO’s continuing and long term involvement in the provision of services to the residents of the cities of Bayswater and Stirling.

  • Resignation of Ms MacGregor and Mr J Johnson

    Two members have recently resigned from the Board. Ms Lorna MacGregor resigned as President after serving in that role for three years. Mr Jim Johnson resigned after serving on the Board since 2003. The Board sincerely thanks them for their contribution over these periods.

  • City of Bayswater – Transition of HACC Services

    The City has indicated its intention to stop providing HACC services over the next 12 months. It will be a staged process with some services ceasing from January 1st, 2018 and the remainder ceasing  at 30th June, 2018. The City will not take on any new HACC clients from July 1st, 2017.ECHO is very interested in providing services to existing City of Bayswater HACC clients and is in communication with the City in relation to how the City will manage the transition. We are also in discussion with our HACC funders. This is work in progress.

  • ACSA appointment of Ms Christine Groves

    Chris Groves, Chief Operations Officer, has been appointed to the Community Care Committee of Aged and Community Services Australia. ACSA is a peak body representing the views of service providers operating in the aged care area and provides feedback to government. This appointment recognizes Chris’s expertise and standing in the industry. It is also an opportunity for a small provider like ECHO to have a voice in high level discussions.