Community Services organisation CareWest officially launched its new Bathurst services complex last week.

Centrally located on Howick Street, the centre was officially opened by NSW Minister for Ageing and Disability Services John Ajaka, the Member for Bathurst Paul Toole, CareWest President George Blackwell and CEO Tim Curran.

The centre will deliver a number of disability services including Respite, Active Participation Program, Transition to Work, After School Care and Vacation Care, as well case management, Older Parent Carer and Community Options Programs which are part of CareWest’s Aged Care Services. CareWest will also coordinate its Out of Home Care service from the centre.

CareWest CEO Tim Curran said the organisation has had a presence in Bathurst for a number of years and the opening of a larger service complex was a logical expansion due to an increase in demand for services.

“CareWest currently provides supports to a number of clients based in Bathurst and surrounds, and with a growing number of both clients and staff living in Bathurst who travel to Orange, it was a natural progression to increase our capability in the area,” he said.

“I am extremely proud of the recent refurbishment of this site to make it suitable for the delivery of services we know will make an important difference to the lives of community members with a disability, and the elderly.”

The property is 685 square metres, one block from the main street. It is wheelchair accessible, has 15 car parking spaces, two meeting rooms, lounge room, accessible bathrooms, a personal change/shower room, kitchen, seven offices and large open area (with client zones) for service activities.