About OAK Tasmania
If you’re the primary caregiver of a Tasmanian with a disability, you know the importance of making the very most of life’s opportunities for the one you’re caring for…
Imagine a place ‘as devoted as family’ to honoring the special needs of individuals, while opening the path to a life of rich experience, independence and contribution.
An organisation that not only offers a full range of in-depth service care, but that infuses its members with a sense of purpose by training and employing them in businesses within the community.
With a fundamental belief in each person’s capacity to live a rich, fulfilling life, we are passionate about giving the most intimate and creative care possible, while opening doors of new possibility in the lives of our clients… and their families.
What makes OAK Tasmania truly unique is that we not only provide a full range of innovative lifestyle services – including community access and residential living programs, IT training and family respite – we also offer genuine training and employment opportunities (real paying jobs) through 6 different OAK Tasmania-owned businesses devoted to producing quality products while empowering those with disabilities to take the next step into independence.
As an independent not-for-profit organisation actively serving the Tasmanian community since 1953, OAK Tasmania is more than a special needs service provider. We are an epicentre of safe, positive experience and empowered, meaningful opportunity.
True to the Tree of our namesake (OAK), we are deeply rooted in family and community values, grounded in genuine, reliable service, and continually broadening our base, while expanding our reach into the community… and beyond.
Life, supporting life… to thrive.
“We wanted Brett to be in an environment with other people who have a similar disability to Brett – giving him the opportunity to learn and develop without putting pressure on him. Through OAK Tasmania we found out about Special Olympics and the courses that were available to Brett at the Polytechnic. My advice to parents of a child with disability is to get their child involved in as many activities as possible to give them the opportunity to develop intellectually and to learn life skills and make friends. OAK Tasmania has been the foundation for it all. ”