Novita, one of South Australia’s largest and most respected community-based disability service providers, has expanded its services and supports for people living with disability to the Yorke Peninsula and Riverland.
Former Disability SA offices in Kadina and Berri have become new Novita therapy hubs delivering a range of services for kids, young people and adults living with disability.
The Kadina hub – at 4a Draper Street – will initially provide services including occupational therapy, speech pathology, psychology, developmental education and support coordination for people living in the Kadina area, throughout the Copper Triangle, and across the Yorke Peninsula and the Mid North.
Over time, we intend to expand the services and supports offered from the Kadina hub to include physiotherapy, as well as Assistive Technology and equipment services.
The Berri hub – at 28 Kay Avenue – will initially deliver social work, occupational therapy, developmental education and support coordination services to people living with disability in the Berri region and across the Riverland. Services and supports including physiotherapy, speech pathology, psychology, Assistive Technology and equipment services will be added over time.
Novita’s Chief Executive Officer Greg Ward says the expansion to the Yorke Peninsula and Riverland underpins the organisation’s commitment to providing the best possible services for people living with disability where they need it most – in their own community.
“The new Kadina and Berri therapy hubs join our regional network, which also includes Murray Bridge, Whyalla and Port Lincoln, as well as our Broken Hill hub providing services for people in western New South Wales,” he says.
“Novita already has a strong connection to both the Yorke Peninsula and Riverland, having delivered our mobile disability services to both regions for many years. Our relationship with the Riverland also includes the annual fundraiser – the Mighty River Run – which Riverland communities, individuals, Councils and service organisations warmly support.
“The new therapy hubs in Kadina and Berri will help us further build those relationships with the local communities.
“Along with Novita’s therapy hubs in metropolitan Adelaide, and the scosa hubs – including in Port Pirie and Clare – that have joined the Novita network following our merger last year, we are increasing our capacity to deliver disability services to more people in local communities, in homes, at schools, in the workplace, on beaches and in parks, and wherever people living with disability need support,” says Mr Ward.