Monthly Archives: February 2014

Willow Court Report by Brett Noble, Senior Project Manager.

Report:  What has been happening at the site during the last couple of months? Quite a lot. As with any project of this nature, a lot of time and energy is being   devoted to planning and detailing the works , … Continue reading

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ASSID letter to Hon Ray Groom, Minister for Health Tasmania 1988

(ASSID) Australian Society For The Study Of Intellectual Disability is a disability peak body that studies and presents best practice within the Australian Disability Support Industry. ASID has a clearly stated mission Mission: To improve the quality of life for people … Continue reading

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Willow Court Conservation Special Committee Minutes December 2013

Willow Court Conservation Special Committee Minutes December 2013 The minutes for the December Conservation Special Committee have been released and are here for you to read. There is still no clear direction for the opening date and events after the … Continue reading

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Restoration continues

Restoration work is continuing at the Willow Court Site and the preparation below the Barracks veranda is nearing completion, this will enable the foundations to remain dry and protected from excessive damaging moisture. New scaffolding can be seen on the west wing … Continue reading

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Synopsis of residents, statistics, Willow Court institutional living program 2.8.1988

First time to be publicly released. This memo records the Examiner News Paper’s letter to the editor by Clarrie Strochnetter, State Secretary, Disabled People International (Tas)  two years after the Tasmanian State Parliament made the formal decision to start the de-institutionalisation … Continue reading

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Article from the Sunday Tasmanian 25-10-1987

This dual article writes about Ken and his hopes and dreams of leaving the Willow Court Centre as well as expressing his mixed feelings of leaving his home for the last 13 years. Ken’s journey and experience was not unlike … Continue reading

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Lyons Candidates

Tonight I have written to all the known candidates that are standing in the seat of Lyons in the upcoming state election. I hope to have a reply soon to share with all the Willow Court Supporters. This is what … Continue reading

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Dignity

Generally staff adopted a non-patronising and courteous manner to residents. Many were treated in an informal light-hearted manner and conversations often revealed a deep knowledge and understanding of the individual resident. Displays of genuine affection and mutual respect between staff … Continue reading

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