Access Support Services Inc. is an incorporated association run by members, and directed by a Board of Management. We provide support services in Townsville and Ayr
Operating in Townsville since 1989, the service was formed following an identified shortfall of appropriate services in Townsville. The staff and students of James Cook University recognised that the needs of individuals with profound disabilities, and their families, were not being met. Negotiations began with the Department of Community Services and Health for funding for a group home providing full-time accommodation for five people.
Originally called "Supported Accommodation Townsville Inc.", and later "Accommodation Community Care and Essential Support Services Inc.", Access Support Services Inc. now employs people on a full-time and part-time basis led by a CEO, who with the assistance of the finance and administration personnel, oversees the agency on a daily basis.