Why Choose ARC?
ARC is a Tasmanian all-ages support agency providing a wide variety of care and support to people living with disability and individuals requiring rehabilitation services after a motor vehicle accident.
ARC Support Services Ltd, grew out of one of Tasmania’s most trusted organisations, StGiles.
ARC Support Services provides comprehensive services in Tasmania, assisting participants to live as independently as possible in their own homes, while maintaining vital social connections and links with the Tasmanian community. We empower people to take control of their own lives, providing genuine options and choices so they may be able to maintain or regain their idea of quality of life.
ARC is a person centred organisation, dedicated to the unique needs of individuals and the community. As a client of ARC Support Services, you can expect quality care and support from a dedicated and passionate team of qualified staff. Trust, reliability, integrity and client-focused solutions are common values within our organisation. We are committed to continuous learning, innovation and finding new ways to foster a real quality of life for our clients.
Sometimes life presents some difficult challenges. There is always someone who can help you get back on track.
ARC is a business that is owned and operated by St Giles Society Ltd. St Giles was founded in Launceston, Tasmania in 1937 as a response to the polio epidemic.
Over the years St Giles has progressed from a residential home for children, to a sophisticated provider of contemporary disability services. Our services are provided having regard to community and family centred approach. They provide services and support to children and adults living with disability and their families to ensure families stay together in their own homes.
St Giles was founded by the community for the community and this underpins all that we do.
With allied health campuses in Hobart and Launceston and Burnie, adult supported independent living homes in the North, and North-West of Tasmania we are now a provider of multiple services for adults and children
living with a disability.
Royal Commission Terms of Reference released
St Giles Society Ltd. supports the establishment of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.
We believe that a Commission marks a critical step in promoting the human rights of people with disability, and that it will give people with disability an opportunity to receive justice for any violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation they may have experienced in the past.
St Giles strongly supports the Government’s recommendation for broad and inclusive terms of reference that apply to “all settings and contexts.” In addition to the terms already raised, St Giles encourages the Commission to consider:
- Expanding the terms of reference to include a review of, and recommendations to improve, the justice system’s handling of people with disability who have experienced violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation
- The need to ensure best practice accessibility by the Royal Commission to maximise inclusion and voice of people with disability. This means ensuring not just physical access, but also communication access, and developing strategies to ensure the Royal Commission’s processes respect and address the impact of disempowerment on people with disability who might want to participate in the Royal Commission
St Giles remains committed to safeguarding the rights of people with disability, and to helping establish a national culture of inclusion, accessibility and respect for all individuals.
This should be a Royal Commission for and about the human rights of Australians with disability. Its time is due. St Giles looks forward to fully supporting the Royal Commission to achieve its objectives.
ARC Fees & Charges for NDIS services
The prices for all of ARC’s services and supports in the NDIS are in line with the latest NDIS Price Guide.
NDIA have introduced the Temporary Transformation Payment (TTP)
From 1st July 2019, providers of attendant care and community centre-based activities can charge a higher support price limit.
This is done through the TTP. https://www.ndis.gov.au/participants/using-your-plan/managing-your-plan/understanding-price-guide
These TTP prices are charged to a range services.