MHS going Vivid for a bright future

April 06, 2018

Matt Guiney and Jason Allen with the Vivid crew sporing their new uniforms.


An organisation committed to creating a community in which people of all abilities thrive.

Sound familiar?

Probably because it is.

Vivid is the bold new identity of the former Murray Human Services.

A new name to match a new era for the disability sector.

“The disability sector has been constantly changing — and has very much changed for the better,’’ Murray Human Services chief executive Scott Alexander said.

‘‘Under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), people with a disability have unprecedented choice and control over the services they receive.

‘‘They will be looking for quality support, great services and to work with an organisation which listens and responds to their individual needs.”

Murray Human Services has worked to evolve with the changing landscape of the disability sector.

“With the input from the people we have supported, and are supporting, we have, during the past three years, re-engineered our business for success under the NDIS,’’ Mr Alexander said.

‘‘New services, systems, staff and recruiting processes have been implemented.

‘‘We’ve defined our core values and set goals for our future. And now, we are ready. We’re ready to share a great story about who we are with our community.”

Vivid has an impressive history of service to the community.

The organisation was born way back in the 1960s from the dedication — and determination — of a group of parents and community members who had the vision of creating a place where their children, any children, with disabilities were not only safe, but where their abilities were encouraged to flourish.

Today, the rebranded Vivid encompasses a wide range of support options for adults with a disability.

These include day programs, residential and in-home supports, paid and meaningful employment through its Australian Disability Enterprise and its very own Registered Training Organisation (RTO), which offers industry qualifications for people interested in working in the disability sector.

Task Force (the organisation’s Australian Disability Enterprise) will also get a revamp, now known as Vivid Work Crew.

Plus all residential and day programs will be known as Vivid Living and the RTO as Vivid Learning.

These three service streams are all within the ‘Vivid’ banner and represent the new direction of the organisation.

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