The Northern Regional Resource Centre, opened in 1983 and based in Launceston, replaced the Omaru Youth Centre. It provided school holiday programs and after school activities, including swimming, judo and gymnastics, for state wards and other children for whom the Department was concerned. The Centre also ran an Independent Living Unit that taught wards of state independent living skills through a six month live-in course. The Centre closed in about 1990.
The Independent Living Unit could take emergency placements.
Sources used to compile this entry: Department for Community Welfare: annual report for the year ended 30 June 1984, Department for Community Welfare, Hobart, 1984; Department for Community Welfare: annual report for the year ended 30 June 1986, Department for Community Welfare, Hobart, 1986.
Prepared by: Caroline Evans
Created: 15 December 2011, Last modified: 23 October 2018