NOSS Tasmania (NOSS) commenced operation in August 1991, with 8 service users and 6 Support Workers. Under the Community Integration Project, many of the people supported by NOSS moved from Willow Court before moving into shared homes in Launceston.
NOSS operates a community access service, an activity centre and an Australian Disability Enterprise called Bluegum Grounds Maintenance. Currently, the Service supports over 120 adults with a disability living in the Launceston area.
NOSS is a registered provider of NDIS supports.
In addition, NOSS is funded by both the State Department of Health and Community Services and the Commonwealth Department of Social Services.
NOSS works with and for people with a disability to enhance their quality of life through the provision of support in activities which promote their involvement in the community.
NOSS Association and Board of Governance
NOSS is an incorporated association managed by a Board of Governance, which is responsible for policy development and long term planning. Board members are recruited with a wide range of experience. The Association membership includes people within our community committed to the goals of NOSS. Anyone wishing to become an association member should complete an Application for Membership and submit it to the office. The current membership fee is $10.00.
Current members of the Board:
- Melinda Whybrow (Chairman and public officer)
- Anna Connors (Treasurer)
- Marg Flannery (Secretary)
- Peter Hatters
- Sonya Gibson
- Phillip Lebski