Tomaree Accommodation Service recognised

Ann Marsden with Australia Day award for Tomaree Accommodation Service Inc. Photo by Square Shoe Photography
Ann Marsden with Australia Day award for Tomaree Accommodation Service Inc. Photo by Square Shoe Photography

TOMAREE Accommodation Service Inc (TAS) has been recognised for their fantastic support to those living with a disability, through an Australia Day Annual Award from Port Stephens Council.

“This is a prestigious award and we are very proud to have been recognised,” Ann Marsden, TAS Social Co-ordinator said.

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“All the hard work we have put in, we knew was appreciated by those who attend, however, it means so very much that we have been recognised by Port Stephens Council.”

Based at Salamander Bay, the NDIS accredited, not-for-profit, purpose built home currently has one vacancy, and is staffed by qualified, caring and nurturing staff.

“We encourage our clients to build on their strengths, and welcome their family and friends, this is their home at the end of the day,” Ann told News Of The Area.

The home is designed to cater for those living with a disability who are unable to live independently with around-the-clock support.

Clients attend day programs of their choice and other community activities are arranged as requested.

“It is essential we preserve our clients’ dignity and encourage their skills and abilities,” Ann said.

Another aspect of TAS is their social which is held on the last Friday of the month at the Bowling Club, Lemon Tree Passage and due to its popularity, staff are planning on securing a second location for those who are unable to attend on this day.

TAS Social provides a unique and safe environment for those living with a disability; it is open to the community too and often other community groups attend.

A live band, two course meal, with all diets being catered for, and social acceptance and interaction makes for a pleasurable experience.

Due to expansion and popularity, the organisation is now looking for new volunteers and experienced board members.

For further information for both accommodation and volunteering, please call: 4984 9994 or email: tassocial@gmail.com.

By Mandy ELLIS

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