Eight regional services merge under new name

CareWest has officially changed its name to LiveBetter Services Ltd following a merger with seven other businesses to increase it service offering and geographic reach.

The organisation provides information, equipment, in-home and community services throughout regional western New South Wales including in Orange, Bathurst, Griffith, Wagga, Parkes, Dubbo, Cowra, Bourke and Condobolin.

According to the Central Western Daily, it recently merged with Excelcare and There4U in central Queensland, Family Link in Wagga Wagga, Age Concern at Albury Wodonga, Broken Hill HACC and Disability Services, Translinc Community Transport in Lithgow, Oberon and Cowra and Community Transport in Dubbo, Glen Innes, Tenterfield, Balranald, Wentworth and Ivanhoe.

The company now operates in more than 40 communities in much of regional NSW and central Queensland.

CEO Tim Curran said the former name CareWest was no longer relevant following the merger and needed to change to appeal to a wider audience on My Aged Care and the NDIS.

“The name was geographically limiting and for quite a few years now CareWest was operating in parts of NSW that didn’t identify with west,” Mr Curran said.

“We also wanted to move away from care, although it’s important to us, it doesn’t completely describe what we do.”

“People in regional areas have unique needs. It is important that they receive services that are designed for local communities. We deserve more than small slices of city-based services,” Mr Curran said.


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