About Us

Langford is a dynamic not-for-profit organisation that has been providing support for people living with disability, mental illness, and the effects of trauma for 45 years in Tasmania, working with people to explore and experience life choices.

The supports we provide are as unique and diverse as the people we support. We work with nearly 200 participants in the Tasmanian community.

We will help you navigate your NDIS plan, identify your goals and aspirations, and design your supports with the people you want to work with.

We are registered to provide flexible and innovative supports such as:

  • Support with daily living
  • Personal care support
  • Skill development
  • Complex needs support
  • Supported independent living
  • Community access
  • Short term accommodation (respite)

John Langford and Margaret Nielsen


Langford was established in 1976 by a group of like-minded individuals who were aware of the lack of community based services outside of the traditional mental health system. John Langford and members of the community founded Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association and established a hostel for people in the city to receive support and care. It was place to live, to regain skills, and develop a sense of belonging and hope.

The vision of founder, John Langford and the first manager, Margaret Nielsen to meet the needs of individuals who are vulnerable in our community set a path for Langford that we remain committed to today. Over the last 45 years, increased focus has been placed on meeting individual participant needs, ensuring that John Langford's original vision of supporting people to create a safe home and to be active and engaged members of their community is maintained.