HALLS GAP - Tourists with intellectual disabilities are set to benefit from an independent support service that has arrived in Halls Gap.
Club Family 2 has opened "L-Villa" a holiday house in Halls Gap for regular service users.
"Now L-Villa will provide care and support to all holiday makers who require special assistance during their stay," Manager Jimmy Lasker said.
"We will make their holidays very special because L-Villa is run by experienced carers.
"Holiday makers will have their ultimate holiday experience when they come to Halls Gap."
L-Villa is not suitable for people with physical disabilities, but Club Family 2 can organise supported holidays for people with physical disabilities.
The club was established in 1987 by a professional person working in the disability field who recognised gaps and shortfalls in existing human services.
"Provision of care, help and support for people with special needs and their families is our primary goal," Mr Lasker said.
"Club Family 2 has provided continuous care, support and advocacy in Victoria and Tasmania over 25 years."
Mr Lasker is a member of Carers Victoria and an out spoken advocate for intellectually disadvantaged people in community.
He started his working career as a house supervisor providing care and support for a group of intellectually disadvantaged people in Hamilton.
Mr Lasker has acquired skills and knowledge from having worked at many different levels in human services including direct care support worker, team leader, supervisor, service co-ordinator, manager and director of a company called Family Plus Incorporated.
Family Plus Incorporated was a community based support service for people with an intellectual disability in Geelong providing long and short term accommodation support services to people with medium to high support need in the Geelong area.
Mr Lasker said Club Family 2 is more than a club, it is a distinguished and determined Australian family.
"We look forward to working with you in the coming year to provide excellent quality care and support to people with special needs."