Mid Murray Support Service Inc.
ABN: 19 429 579 015
Who are we?
Mid Murray Support Service Inc. is a volunteer driven community organisation providing short term practical assistance to the aged, isolated and disadvantaged persons within our community and assisting clients to enhance their well being and to remain in their homes.
A community where strong relationships drive our actions, decision making and results.
Mid Murray Support Service Inc. connects our community.
Community involvement and participation – with equality and access for all.
Collaborative Partnerships – recognising that many factors contribute to a problem, and working together to offer solutions and opportunities for social and personal change.
Diversity – through promoting acceptance, respect and support without prejudice for the diverse individuals and communities within our society.
Commitment to Excellence – with honesty, integrity and dignity.
Recognition of community needs – linking activities and services as requested and expressed by the community.
Advocacy – taking action on behalf of clients, consumers, volunteers and staff.
Respect – for the rights of the individual.
Empowerment – by sharing information, resources, skills, ideas, responsibilities and decision making.
Members of the Board of Management for Mid Murray Support Service Inc. are as follows:-
Chairperson – Mark Thompson
Vice Chair – Barry Gutteridge
Treasurer – Rodney Atkinson
Public Officer – Bev Forgan
Brief History of Mid Murray Support Service Inc.
The organisation began its “Life” in 1987 when a steering committee was formed to establish the Mannum Neighbourhood House Inc. and in March 1998 the name was changed to Mid Murray Community Support Service Inc.
The C.H.I.P.S. (Community Help for the Isolated with Personal Support) project began in 1997, and in 2005 became an incorporated body in its own right.
Since the organisation began we have moved premises on two occasions and now enjoy a prime position in the main street of Mannum.
Our services are diverse and are growing constantly.
In November 2011 the name Mid Murray Support Service Inc. was adopted as the trading name for MMCSS and CHIPS.
Mid Murray Support Service Inc. could not survive without the tremendous support from the Mid Murray Council.
Mid Murray Support Service Inc. also receive funding from Centrelink, Adult Community Education, HACC (Home and Community Care), DFC (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs), Mannum Lions Club and our volunteer run Op Shop “Scrooges”.
Goodbye Mr Chips!
CHIPS (Community Help for the Isolated with Personal Support) Inc ceased to exist on Sunday 30th June 2013.
The services provided by CHIPS and Mid Murray Community Support Services for many years was rolled into one organisation, Mid Murray Support Services Inc, from July 1st 2013.
These changes have made our organisation, governance, finances and administration much more efficient.
Our caring volunteer driven services to the Mid Murray Community will continue as usual and will improve as we continue to strive for Service Excellence.
To view our Constitution click on the link below:
If anyone is interested in obtaining a copy of the Mid Murray Support Service Board of Management Meeting minutes, please feel free to come into the main office at 71 Randell St Mannum. One of our Receptionists will be happy to assist you.
MMSS Terms of Reference – click on the link below
We are always looking for Feedback to Improve our services:
We always appreciate feedback from our Clients, Customers and the Community. If you wish to provide some feedback for us to further improve our services to you, you can click on the link below, print off the form, complete and either send back to Mid Murray Support Services 71 Randell Street, Mannum SA 5238, or you can drop the form in to the same address.