INSYNC@merimbula is Tulgeen Disability Service’s latest service offering and is based at 14 Cabarita Place, Merimbula in the Bega Valley Regional Learning Centre (formerly housing Auswide), located directly behind the Lakeview Hotel. INSYNC@merimbula offers a broader selection of opportunities to current participants in a different space and community and also aims to draw new participants from the more southern reaches of the Shire in line with the choices offered by the National Disability Insurance Scheme which commenced locally on 1 July.
INSYNC promotes and provides social inclusion through active, creative, sporting, lifestyle, life skills, educational and artistic endeavour and activities. These are offered in a range of settings and can be Centre or non-Centre based, at home and/or in the Community on location as determined by the activity.
L-R: Chris Boyle with Catherine Williams providing entertainment at the launch
“INSYNC at Merimbula offers an opportunity for our local community in the southern reaches of the Shire and beyond to experience quality support and programmes which are currently available in Bega, without the impost of travel. We are very excited about this and it is the first of many new and innovative initiatives planned for the coming years” said Jen Russell, Client Services General Manager at Tulgeen.
The Bega Valley Shire Council has provided INSYNC@merimbula with excellent amenities which Tulgeen is making our own. Tulgeen especially acknowledges the support from Linda Mayo, Bega Valley Regional Learning Centre Manager from Council.
from L to R – Karen Machan INSYNC Coordinator, Jen Russell Tulgeen Client Services General Manager, Michael Britten Bega Valley Shire Mayor and Grattan Smith Chair of the Tulgeen Board of Directors.
The new service was officially launched on 8 July by Bega Valley Shire Council Mayor, Michael Britten and Tulgeen participant Jacinta Robinson. The celebrations were attended by participants, their families and advocates, Tulgeen Directors and volunteers, staff and select dignataries. The even was proudly hosted by Tulgeen’s Chair of its Board of Directors, Grattan Smith who paid tribute to Jen Russell and the INSYNC team.
If interested in Tulgeen’s services in Merimbula or elsewhere, please contact INSYNC Coordinator, Karen Machan 6499 0845 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about Tulgeen’s full range of service can be found here.
Jacinta welcomes guests to the launch celebration