COMMUNITY Care and Transport Incorporated, formerly Yorke Peninsula Community Transport, officially launched its new name on Tuesday, February 23.
General manager David McDonald said the name, along with new motto “Care in Motion”, better reflects the organisation. “Care is at the forefront of everything we do,” Mr McDonald said. “We care about our community, we care about the people in our community, we care about each other and we care about making a difference. The name previously only reflected the transport side of our business. The new name covers the full range of services our organisation provides to the community and allows for a broader platform to begin expanding into the future.”
Board chairperson Peter Smith said the launch was a significant day in the organisation’s more than 40-year history. “We believe our organisation has no greater responsibility as a critical part of the community than to ensure our aged residents are looked after and not socially isolated,” Mr Smith said. “Every year we assist thousands of elderly residents to help maintain their independence, dignity and live their lives to the fullest.”
Member for Narungga Fraser Ellis said the organisation is a vital service for the community. “It cannot be overstated what it means, particularly for the aged, to have such a community-based organisation operating here on Yorke Peninsula and the Mid North, servicing some 3000 clients with transport and home visit support that allows them to stay in their home longer,” Mr Ellis said.
“Without community transport options, so many would face the decision of moving away from their country town, or be forced to move into a nursing home earlier than anticipated, leaving behind the community they live in and love.”
Published in Yorke Peninsula Country Times Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Written by Sonny Coombs