TransCare Hunter Limited was originally called Upper Hunter Community Care and commenced operations 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.
Subsequently Peerlink branched off and Upper Hunter Community Transport and Upper Hunter Neighbour Aid merged and began trading as Upper Hunter Community Care from the 1st of July 2001.
In July 2008, the legal status of Upper Hunter Community Care changed from an incorporated body to a company limited by guarantee and at the time it was decided to also change the name to TransCare Hunter Limited. At the time, TransCare’s office was located in the old Scone Advocate building at 196 Kelly Street Scone.
In 2011, TransCare received a generous bequest from the late Syd and Percy Barwick which was used to purchase the former Scone Library building at 214 Kelly Street from the Upper Hunter Shire Council. TransCare obtained funding from the Department of Families and Community Services, as well as a loan, 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 community services to people who reside in the Muswellbrook Shire Council and Upper Hunter Shire Council areas. TransCare’s mission is to provide quality community transport, in-home assistance and community wellbeing services for our clients across the Upper Hunter.