An Organisation You Can Trust
The Disability Trust is committed to providing highly professional care and services as well as advocacy for people with disabilities and their families.
Based in regional NSW with our head office in Wollongong, The Disability Trust provides a wide range of services to residents from the Central Coast in the north to the Victorian border.
The Disability Trust has its roots firmly in the community, having been established in 1974 to help children with disabilities and their families in the Illawarra. In recent years we have grown substantially, and now have approximately 800 permanent and casual staff providing care for more than 3000 clients.
As we have grown we have maintained an over-riding commitment to quality care and support tailored to the needs of each individual, reflected in the results of a 2010 survey of clients and parents/carers where 90% of respondents rated our service excellent or good.
As our name implies, trust is central to our operations.
People with disabilities and their families trust us to give them the highest possible levels of care and advocacy; our staff trust us to provide the training and support they need in their rewarding but often challenging work; and government agencies trust us to deliver best practice standards of client care.
You can put your trust in us too.
The Disability Trust seeks to provide the best possible services and support to enhance the lives of people with disabilities and their families. The Trust is committed to efficient and effective services which are individualised, responsive and delivered within a framework of respect for human rights.
The Disability Trust recognises and values the abilities of all people. The Trust is committed to upholding the rights of people with disabilities to self determination. The Trust seeks equality of access to all parts of society for people with disabilities.
The Disability Trust’s core belief is in the creation of a fairer and more equitable society for people with disabilities. The Trust promotes the creation of an accessible and inclusive community which respects and values all its members. The Trust is inspired to create services and supports which empower people with disabilities, further their independence and enhance their belonging within the community