Baptcare records strong financial result

Baptcare records strong financial result

Community Service Organisation, Baptcare has today launched its 2013–2014 Annual Report, recording a strong financial result.

Baptcare Chief Executive, Graham Dangerfield said the organisation is committed to helping the disadvantaged and a positive financial result is vital.

Community Service Organisation, Baptcare has today launched its 2013–2014 Annual Report, recording a strong financial result.

Baptcare Chief Executive, Graham Dangerfield said the organisation is committed to helping the disadvantaged and a positive financial result is vital.

“A good financial result makes it possible for us to invest in our vision and strategy for serving the disadvantaged of our community.”

Baptcare, the welfare arm of the Baptist Church of Victoria, was founded in 1945 and now works across 34 sites in Victoria and Tasmania. Baptcare supports children, families, people with disability, financially disadvantaged people and asylum seekers, and provides residential care and community care for older people.

Mr Dangerfield outlined key highlights over the past year and commended the over 1600 staff members and more than 500 volunteers who deliver Baptcare’s services across Victoria and Tasmania.

Baptcare Chairman of the Board, Philip Curtis outlined the organisation’s vision for the future under the theme for the Annual Report – Building our Future Together.

Mr Curtis said it is crucial for the organisation to remain true to its initial values of providing care to residents and clientele.

“Today, we reach more people, with more services than ever before, but we still have a long way to go in meeting the changing needs of many vulnerable and disadvantaged people.”

Mr Curtis said the organisation will focus on four key goals in the next five years:

  • Living our Christian Ethos through putting people first.
  • Getting ready for a contestable market through a care-centred approach with a great customer service experience.
  • Providing Independence at home through offering choice and delivering accommodation to suit lifestyle and budget.
  • Building integrated communities through redevelopment of existing structures and building new communities under the Baptcare Affordable Housing subsidiary.

Key achievements:

  • Baptcare’s quick response and handling of the Morwell fire emergency that saw residents from out Baptcare St Hilary’s Community evacuated.
  • Baptcare Affordable Housing (BAH), a Baptcare subsidiary company, was registered as a housing provider under the Victorian Housing Act.
  • Baptcare received planning approval for the Baptcare Strathalan Community at MacLeod which is now at Stage 1 of construction.
  • Baptcare received planning approval for redevelopment at Wyndham Lodge in Werribee. Number of available beds will expand from 60 to 150. Construction on this project is due to start in November.
  • Baptcare received planning approval for the Baptcare Templestowe Orchards Community at Doncaster East which is now at detailed design phase.
  • In 2013 Baptcare was appointed as one of the agencies to provide Local Area Coordinators in Tasmania for the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Baptcare met all its key performance indicators for the first 12 months of the trial.
  • Baptcare launched MIcare in Tasmania – an innovative mental health outreach program.

Baptcare initiated a one-year pilot project for case management and parenting services for culturally and linguistically diverse families and groups.

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