Supported accommodation in Cessnock is in safe hands

Hunter Valley Disability Services Ltd was chosen for the transfer and operation of 37 NSW state-run disability supported accommodation homes across the Hunter Region

Hunter Valley Disability Services is a not-for-profit consortium comprising of local organisations that are well-respected in their communities, including Finding Yellow, Ability Options, Connectability Australia and accommodation partner Evolve Housing.  

Minister for Disability Services, Ray Williams, said the successful providers had strong histories of supporting people with disability and proven track records in rural and regional areas. 

Finding Yellow and its consortium members are committed to the people they support. The consortium will focus on ensuring the transition for residents, their families and support staff is as smooth as possible. The transfers are expected to commence from 1 December 2017.

We are really excited by this wonderful opportunity and look forward to welcoming participants, families and staff, and ensuring people with disabilities live inclusively in their communities, assisted by support services delivered with integrity, respect, compassion, innovation, diversity and understanding. Mr Fred Van Steel, Consortium Chair.

The NSW Department of Family and Community Services will continue to provide affected staff, residents, their families and guardians with more information leading up to the transfer. If you have any questions or concerns relating to the transfer process, contact Transfer Connect by email or toll-free on 1800 870 789 from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.

Information is also available at and