Karden Disability Support Foundation chair Daina MacLeod, left, and chief executive officer Rachael Jones. Photograph courtesy of the Courier
Karden today announced that it would be merging with Melba Support Services, based in Lillydale.
Chair of Karden Disability Support Foundation, Ms Daina MacLeod said “Karden and Melba share a very similar mission, philosophy and values that focus on respect, treating people with dignity and human rights. This is one of the main reasons we have chosen to merge”.
Rachael Jones, CEO of Karden Disability Support Foundation said “This is not the first time that Karden and Melba have worked together. We were jointly awarded a Government tender in 2015 to provide support to the clients of the Sandhurst Centre. Melba is an excellent fit for Karden and the merger will enable us to expand the services we provide, Melba has been a leader in the disability services sector for the last 44 years. We are thrilled to be joining an organisation with such extensive experience and alignment of values and purpose”.
Continuity of services for existing clients of both organisations is guaranteed. The organisations have undergone an extensive due diligence process and the Boards of the two organisations have resolved to complete the merger by 1 July 2017.
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