TARDISS is a small not-for-profit community based organisation which is registered under the Federal Government's National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). We also have the ability to work with privately funded participants, plan managers and self-managed participants.
TARDISS is different because we put the participant and your family first! We aim to help participants achieve their goals and aspirations into reality. Being a small team, we have the flexibility and adaptability for our participants' changing needs.
Before the establishment of the NDIA, a small group of passionate North Queenslanders came together to discuss how they could help people with a disability receive quality care. Their aim was to ensure the care receivers were placed at the center of all decisions, and that they were treated with dignity and respect.
The group decided the only way to achieve this objective was to establish an organisation where they could set the objectives, philosophy and ethics. Hence the birth of Townsville And Regional Disability Individualised Support Service or what was affectionately referred to as "TARDISS".
Many hundreds of hours of volunteer work was put into setting up the framework, policies and procedures for TARDISS. One of the big decisions was what to call this new organisation. After much deliberation, the group decided on the name Townsville And Regional Disability Individualised Support Service Inc, reflecting the desire to make the participants front and centre, with services to be individualised to each participant. Hence the acronym TARDISS.
TARDISS was incorporated on 6 January 2011.