Charlestown Caring Group Inc is a finalist in the Excellence in Not for Profit/Charity category.
The organisation started in 1979 as a group from the local church, where some of the parishioners saw a need to provide a home cooked meal, set up a friendship group and assist those less fortunate in the community.
Charlestown Caring Group Inc. has since provided home support services to the community for over 40 years including services to the aged, people with a disability and their carers.
Some of these services include transport to and from medical appointments, shopping assistance, small and large group social support groups, bus trips, cleaning, NDIS and much more.
More recently the commencement a new private arm offers clients a lawn mowing service, minor home maintenance and domestic cleaning.
“We identified the need due to long waiting lists and set up the private arm, which is going well our next step will be to market these services,” manager Margaret Morgan said.
“Being a finalist in these awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 has been an achievement on its own and we are proud to be named finalist due to being a small organisation competing with large multi- million dollar organisations.”