How TransCare came to be

History of TransCareTranscare is located at 214 kelly St Scone in Barwick House

TransCare, which was originally called Upper Hunter Community Care, first came into being in November 1988. The first steering committee meeting was held in Murrurundi as Upper Hunter Community Services Group and under that group were Upper Hunter Community Transport, Upper Hunter Neighbour Aid and Peerlink.

Later, Peerlink branched off and Upper Hunter Community Transport and Upper Hunter Neighbour Aid merged and began trading as Upper Hunter Community Care as of 1st July 2001.

On 1st July 2008, Upper Hunter Community Care’s status changed from an incorporated body to a company limited by guarantee and at the time it was decided to also change the name of the company to TransCare Hunter Limited.

At this time, the organisation was located in the old Scone Advocate building at 204 Kelly St Scone. In 2011, TransCare received a generous bequest from the late Syd and Percy Barwick which was used to purchase the old Scone Library building at 214 Kelly St from Upper Shire Council who was undertaking a tender process for the building. 

TransCare won the tender and after obtaining funding from the Department of Families & Community Services, as well as a loan, was able to renovate the building in order to make it suitable for TransCare’s purposes. This building was named Barwick House in recognition of the donation from the Barwick brothers.

Today, TransCare provides a range of services to more than 3,000 clients in the Muswellbrook Shire Council and Upper Hunter Shire Council areas. TransCare is continually adding new services in order to offer opportunities for our clients to live better lives in the area they love.