Baptcare provides a range services and programs for families, young people, children and individuals who need additional support owing to age, disability or mental health issues. Our aim is to strengthen people’s capacity to live independently, to care for their children, and to participate in community life.
Integrated Family Support Services:
Baptcare is the lead agency for the Integrated Family Support Service (IFSS) Alliance in the North of Tasmania. The Alliance and other services providing IFSS to the North region are working to improve the safety, wellbeing and health of children (aged 0 to 18), young people and their families.
Supporting Grandparents and other Carers:
Baptcare provides support for grandparents (or other relatives) who are caring for their grandchildren or younger relatives. The program links carers with existing services within their community and offers initial financial support.
Local Area Coordination:
Local Area Coordination (LAC) is a service that aims to achieve positive and quality outcomes for people with a disability aged up to 65 years. LAC is a targeted service that is made available to people on the basis of their assessed need, assisting people with disability to live independently in the community.
From July 2013, Baptcare will work in partnership with DisabilityCare Australia in provision of a new type of LAC service for young people aged 15–24 years.
Respite Activity Program:
Baptcare’s Respite Activity Program (RAP) provides children and young people aged 5 to 18 years who have a disability the opportunity to participate in a range of fun social activities such as camps and the school holiday program, whilst providing families and care givers with the opportunity for respite.
Supported Youth Program:
The Strong Families Safe Kids Advice and Referral line is the entry point for the Supported Youth Program (SYP) run by Anglicare in the North region.
SYP is a program for vulnerable young people aged between 10- 18 who are identified as disengaged from or at risk of becoming disengaged from family, education, or community and have minimal protective factors.
MIcare (pronounced my care) is a state-wide recovery-based program run by Baptcare, in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), which offers individualised packages of care to people with severe and sustained mental illness. MIcare provides an outreach support service which is person-centred, strengths-focused, time-limited, and seeks to improve the individual’s overall wellbeing.