Since East Pilbara Independence Support (EPIS) Inc. opened in 2000, it has provided care and support services to the most vulnerable and frail members of Newman and neighbouring communities. Today EPIS delivers entry level aged care and disability services to people of all ethnicities, cultures and walks of life. EPIS operates as a not-for-profit organisation that provides culturally appropriate and high-quality services to people living in communities across the Shire of East Pilbara and Shire of Ashburton, including Newman, Tom Price, Marble Bar, Warralong, Wakathuni, Bellary and Paraburdoo. EPIS also provides services to the people of the Western Desert communities at the Newman site.
The primary role of EPIS is to provide person-centred care by delivering services based upon understanding and assisting clients to live according to their own abilities, specific needs, and family and community support. In addition, EPIS works in creating conditions where an appropriate degree of independence is achieved and provides advocacy support for clients in need of assistance.
EPIS plans to continue working within the community to deliver innovative and sustainable services to support independence and improve quality of life outcomes for clients and their families.