Summer Hill

The NSW Government has commenced the formal selection process to identify a suitable provider to operate the Summer Hill Specialist Supported Living (SSL) centre, including the group home and respite services delivered at the centre.

Timing

The date for transferring services in Summer Hill will be known when the new service provider is selected and a timeframe agreed. Our aim is for the Summer Hill centre to transfer to a new provider later in 2018.

Selection Process

Through the selection process, the NSW Government will identify service providers qualified to operate the Summer Hill centre and meet the complex needs of the people who live there.

Interested providers will be invited to submit a proposal demonstrating their capability, capacity and plans for delivering services after the transfer.

The NSW government’s main priority is the safety and wellbeing of clients, and service providers will need to demonstrate they can continue to deliver services at the current level.

Support for residents and families

We have notified residents and their families and guardians that the selection process has begun. Please assure them the selection process will not interfere with the valued day-to-day services they receive from FACS.

For more information, people can call FACS on 1800 379 284 or email servicedeliverytransfer@facs.nsw.gov.au.

If residents and family members have questions about how the transfer process might affect their own situation, please encourage them to contact Transfer Connect. Transfer Connect is a free service operated by Mission Australia on behalf of FACS. Families can access the service by calling 1800 870 789 or emailing transferconnect@missionaustralia.com.au.

Support for staff

This process involves the SSL where you work and you may see or hear information about this process from residents or families in the coming weeks. Frequently Asked Questions have been developed to help you answer any questions you may receive.

If you’re a FACS staff member transferring to a new provider, you’ll find information and resources about the transfer process on this website, including FAQs about your employment conditions after transfer.

If you have questions please speak with your manager. Alternatively, you can email workingtogether@facs.nsw.gov.au and Aboriginal staff may prefer to email AboriginalWT@facs.nsw.gov.au.

If you find that you need additional support during this time, we encourage you to contact the free and confidential Employee Assistance Program on 1300 687 327.

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