In 1971, a group of people in the Devonport community, led by Dr John Tooth,
became aware of the need for a structure, through which gaps in the health and
welfare services, then available to the community, could be addressed.
As a result, the Mersey Leven Welfare Planning Association was established as a voluntary organisation. The aims of the Association were the identification of needs within the community for welfare services and the initiation of action designed to meet those needs.
In 1979 the Association changed its name to Mersey Community Care Association Inc.,
or more commonly known as MCCA.
Mersey Community Care Association is a not-for-profit,
community-based organisation which is funded to provide
services under the Commonwealth Home Support Program and the
Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services Programs.
From humble beginnings, Mersey Community Care has, today,
developed a reputation as a provider of choice and continues
to offer quality home-care support services to enhance the lives of
many frail, older persons, younger people with a disability and
their carers, living along the North West Coast of Tasmania.
Mersey Community Care Association, has a small team
of paid staff, who are responsible for the effective
Coordination and Administration of the services.
However, it is our wonderful team of dedicated volunteers who
complete all of the tasks and duties required to ensure that our
clients remain living in their own home for as long as possible.
In 2015, the organisation underwent a major building redevelopment and
has transformed our premises into a modern, functional and welcoming facility,
with plenty of room to cater for our growing number of volunteers.
The redevelopment included additional toilets and disabled
toilet amenities, extension of the Volunteer /Staff Room,
which opens onto a patio area at the front of the building and
the addition of four new offices and a Board Room upstairs.
A lift has been installed to ensure ease of access
to the second level for our clients and
individuals who use mobility aids.
ROOM FOR HIRE:
The Board Room upstairs is available for hire and includes:
kitchenette, widescreen TV with internet access (ideal for Presentations),
capacity to seat up to12 people comfortably around the board table or
20 people seated presentation style.
For more information: