In June 2016, Guide Dogs Tasmania merged with VisAbility Ltd to allow for the delivery of a greater range and level of service for people living with a disability in Tasmania. Since then, VisAbility Tasmania has been supporting Tasmanians with low or no vision.
Over the past twelve months more services have been added to the VisAbility, Guide Dogs WA and Guide Dogs Tasmania family. These include our successful children’s therapy service, Kites Children’s Therapy.
These additional services led us to review our entity structure. We examined our vision, our values, and the way we interact with the community. We decided to introduce a new parent name.
The name we chose was EverAbility Group to reflect what we do across all of our services.
EverAbility Group Limited is the parent brand that operates VisAbility, Guide Dogs WA, Guide Dogs Tasmania, Kites Children’s Therapy and Perron Place in Western Australia.
It simplifies and streamlines our organisation in order to avoid confusion between VisAbility, our vision service, and VisAbility Ltd, the previous name of our parent organisation.
We all have the right to live the life we want and to pursue our goals and dreams. At EverAbility Group, we provide the services, support and spaces, so people can lead a rewarding, independent life.
You can find more about our new name, philosophy and our new approach by visiting the EverAbility Group website.
Your questions answered
We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs), so you can learn more about this change.
What is the parent brand and why do we need one?
To avoid confusion between VisAbility, the vision service, and VisAbility Ltd, the parent organisation, we have developed a new parent brand EverAbility Group. It incorporates five brands:
- Guide Dogs WA
- Guide Dogs Tasmania
- Kites Children’s Therapy
- Perron Place
How can I find out more about EverAbility?
EverAbility Group has its own website at www.everabilitygroup.org.au. The parent brand is useful in the way we run our organisation. It’s mostly relevant to high-level stakeholders such as the Board, government, funding bodies, corporate partners and major donors.
How will it affect me as a client?
You won’t notice much of a difference. Clients will continue to receive services from each of the current brands as per normal. This change won’t impact any signage around our buildings.
If you have any more questions about EverAbility Group, you can contact us directly.