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Plant the Seed at Claremont

In December 2012, Claremont resident – Damien Lewis, acquired some pumpkin seeds. As Damien is keen on looking after plants and watering lawns, he decided to plant his seeds in the Claremont vegie patch.

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Respite have been successful in our application for funds from the Community Support Levy to purchase a Fire engine for the playground area at the children’s unit. We were also successful with our application to the Telstra Kids Fund Grant for a Swing seat. Both items have now been installed and are quickly becoming a source of fun and photo opportunities! We are now currently working on ideas for a backyard patio and sensory garden for the Adults unit. Email us at  if would like to assist us with donations for the project.

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As you may be aware National Disability Insurance Scheme NDIS was launched in Tasmania July 1 2013. It is envisaged that NDIS will “support choice for people with disability, their families and carers and put people in control of the care and support they receive, based on need. Of course, there will also be safeguards in place to support people in exercising this choice and control and to help them make informed choices”. (more…)

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