Who We Are
We believe that economic and social participation transform the lives of people living with disability and their local communities.
There’s so much Northern Tasmania has to offer our participants; and our participants have so much to offer their communities! So we help foster those connections while helping our participants build capacity and independence.
Commit. Challenge. Collaborate. Create.
We commit ourselves to an ethical practice, one underpinned by honesty, integrity and transparency.
We challenge complacency in both our participants and ourselves. Count on us for continuous improvement and innovation.
We collaborate to inspire results—not only with our participants, but with . businesses across Tasmania. We’re proud to support the local economy while helping our clients participants reach their full potential.
We create transformations, not transactions. You’re never a number to us, we’ll be with you for every step of the way.
The Faces Behind Thrive
Our team shares decades of experience in employment services, consulting and disability care, as well as a passion for making our community more equitable for all. Read our stories—we can’t wait to hear yours.
Director of Thrive Disability Services & Carer Support
Shelly is an experienced industry professional with a career spanning over 15 years in full profit, corporate and non-for-profit sector. Shelly has successfully held senior leadership roles delivering state and federal government contracts. Shelly has delivered and achieved an array of successful business outcomes in financial profitability, high performance, robust service delivery models and ethical frameworks. Having a young child living with disability, Shelly holds a personal outlook for positive change and innovation within the disability sector. Shelly is a hands-on leader who is invested in strong organisational governance to having an understanding and interest in each of Thrive Disability Services & Carer Supports clients, goals and outcomes.
Bidur has a Masters of Professional Accounting from Federation University and is currently studying a Diploma of Community Services. He’s a passionate people person who believes in treating people without fear of favor, giving him the ability to get along with people of all nationalities, cultures, and of differing generations.
Bidur started his job at Thrive as Disability Support worker and an Administration Consultant earlier this year, but when you work with him, you feel like you’ve known him for years. When he’s not working for Thrive, you’ll find him volunteering for Red Cross Meals on Wheels.
Rachuel is one of our newest additions to the Thrive team. A graduate of the University of Tasmania, she loves all showing clients new and old everything this island has to offer. Rachuel is passionate about her role, and is always ready to welcome a new member into the Thrive family.