Southwest Regional Model for Residential Group Homes

Project Info


  • Kyeema Support Service
  • Southern Way Direct Care Service
  • Stay Residential (STAY)

Client Type

  • Service provider

Financial Year

  • 2013-14

Health Area

  • Disability

Service Provided

  • Health program development


  • Victoria

Stay Residential Services Association Inc. (STAY), Kyeema Support Service Inc. and Southern Way Direct Care Service

The consortium represented disability service providers operating in Warrnambool, Portland and Hamilton. HMA was appointed to assess options for the three organisations to respond to the new operating environment presented by the National Disability Services Scheme. HMA reported to a steering committee that included a board member and the CEO of each organisation.

HMA was asked to identify:

  • options for the three organisations to operate more cooperatively
  • the operational implications of those options, including governance, financial, operational and industrial relations issues, and
  • develop an implementation plan for the preferred option.

The project commenced in May 2014 and was completed in July 2014.