TPG Aged Care was started in 1998 by Patricia Tassell as Home Care Pursuits delivering home support services include nursing care, personal care, home help, social support, respite and recreational care, gardening and home maintenance. Patricia had a passion for the concept of community and a sense of the old fashioned support that used to be shared between neighbours and friends.
A training arm was established in December 2001 and we became an Registered Training in December 2002. Training services were developed to enable participants to understand issues experienced by people who are aged and have disability and utilise the wide range of aids available to the most disabled of clients. In 2003 both divisions of the company were incorporated under the name The Pursuits Group.
All staff are committed to provide quality services to people who face limitations in their daily living activities who wish to live in their own homes. Personnel work co-operatively with local government authorities, community organisations and other private enterprise to provide a comprehensive range of services based on the premise that people’s independent lives will be enhanced by providing services to people in the community in which they live.
Key Success Factors
The following factors influence our success:
- Sense of community
- Creating opportunity
The Director has lived and worked in the local community for the past 30 years. During that time she has taken on both paid and volunteer roles and has become well known to people in a large variety of roles and positions. Her commitment to quality and ethical operating processes became known as a result of her management of a large community organization in the region prior to her entry into the business sector. She is a previous Commissioner on the Board of Lotterywest; previous Chairman of Greyhounds WA; and served as the Deputy Chairman of the Kingsway Community Bank.
Sense of community
The context of community is a very important aspect of the business. Many clients and workers are people from other countries and lack an extended family background. Feedback from clients and staff indicate that they are excited by the prospect of belonging to something. It is this ense of belonging that is providing the impetus for growth and an enormous contribution of effort from members of the group and a commitment to providing quality services to enable clients to live independently in their own homes.
The focus on work and caring for people in a community is the rationale for this business. Access to employment for people is essential to the wellbeing of our community. Company members continually investigate and assess possibilities and turn them into projects where possible. This has lead to the development of a steadily increasing workforce who are given opportunity to develop skills and confidence and participate in and make a contribution to a community by providing a range of services to people in their own homes.