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    Providing professional care and superb facilities
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    Resort living in Estia's Kyle Williams Home

Caring for people with special needs

Estia provides short term overnight accommodation and permanent group-home accommodation for young adults with intellectual and physical disabilities.

Estia is a registered provider with the NDIS and provides services to NDIS participants.


Gladesville - short-term overnight accommodation

Estia has two respite facilities. One in Gladesville, St Andrews House, which services the Metropolitan North region of Sydney, and the other in Roselands, Elpida House ...


Roselands - short-term overnight accommodation

Our respite facility, Elpida House in Roselands, services the South of Sydney. The respite programs are an important service for both clients and their families ...


Gladesville - group home permanent living

Estia cares permanently for 14 individuals in two group-homes located at Gladesville and North Ryde. Due to demand, Estia is planning to expand this service ...


North Ryde - group home permanent living

Our Group Home facilities are clean and modern with up-to-date equipment. Estia boasts professional cooks and our clients are served the finest of foods ...


News and Events

Blakehurst Project

Our newest project on the waterfront in Blakehurst was surely a gift from God. The story of how this beautiful, serene property came to Estia, began almost 80 years ago.

A trust was established under the will of Caroline Milne Williams in 1939. The Will directed that the trustee hold the property on the George's River on trust, in order to convert the property into 'a convalescent home for children', to be known as 'The Kyle Williams home'.

In 2011, the Estia Foundation was approached by Mr George Bouteris, who informed Estia's Management that tenders were being called for any organisation who would be interested in using the property, situated in Blakehurst for the purpose of providing care, support and rehabilitation for children suffering from any illness or from psychological or intellectual disability. Tenders would be presented to the Supreme Court for an official ruling where the judge would examine all cases and present the verdict based on the tender that complies with the wishes of the will left by Caroline Milne Williams.

Some 30 tenders were submitted and with the assistance of James Jordan at Jordan Djundja Lawyers, the Estia Foundation was successful in its bid, with the Supreme Court ruling for Estia to obtain the waterfront land. With this land now secured, the Estia Foundation is making initial steps to fulfil its proposal and establish day programs, respite facilities and group homes on the land for children and adults with disabilities. At present, Professor Angelo Candalepas and his team at Candalepas Associates are drafting architectural plans and conducting community consultations with the aim of submitting an application for approval to commence renovation and building.

Stage One Construction

Kyle Williams home - Heritage House is currently under restoration.

Once completed this will house five individuals in permanent living in a beautiful tranquil setting.

The restoration is Stage One of the project.

When Stage One is complete Stages Two and Three will ensue.

Two cottages will be built to compliment the main house and when completed will allow Estia to offer 10 more placements for individuals with disabilities.

Estia's Easter Celebration

Estia's Easter Celebration included an Easter egg hunt, prizes for the best dancers, and lots of music, dancing and laughter.

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Mission Statement

To support and enhance the lives of individuals of diverse backgrounds with intellectual and physical disabilities by provision of quality services and a person-centred approach.


Estia operates its services by providing care for people who are NDIS participants. To enable Estia to continue this high standard of service, Estia relies heavily on fundraising and donations.

Estia has been recognized and acknowledged by government departments, peer organisations and families in the community for its high standard of care and facilities.

Some of our Major Supporters

Donations are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated. Please help us continue our work.


PO Box 17
Gladesville NSW 1675

(02) 9879 8000