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.
Estia is also a registered charity with ACNC and endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) which means it can receive tax deductible donations for its charitable work.
Estia is not affiliated with Estia Health - which is an ASX listed, public company providing aged care services. Estia Health is not a registered charity or Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR).
Estia Foundation of Australia Charity Ball 2020
In the interests of health and safety and to avoid posing any risks to supporters, the Estia Foundation of Australia's Board of Directors along with the Social Committee have decided to postpone the upcoming Estia gala function on Friday, 1st May 2020 at Le Montage. This is due to the outbreak and escalation of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). For those who have already purchased tickets, a refund will be issued within 2-5 business days. An alternative date will be advised in the near future. We take this opportunity to thank the community for their support and we look forward to welcoming you all when a new date is set for our function.
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On Sunday, 19th January 2020, our much respected Chief Operations Officer, Mrs Helen Tzikas, was awarded the Medal of the Order of the Christ-Loving by His Eminence Archbishop Makarios for her tireless work in assisting those with intellectual and physical disabilities.
Helen was given this award for being a person of high moral standards, living a life of good conscience and for her dedication to the Church and to the ideals of our Nation.
We take this opportunity to congratulate Helen on this achievement and all involved at the Estia Foundation of Australia are very proud of her.
All the Navmans in the transporters have been upgraded to the newest technology. This will allow staff to more readily find locations, take the shortest route when transporting the residents to work and day programs, especially in summer. Staff will be able to find sporting venues, clubs, parks etc more easily and with his technology all residents can go on group outings in different transporters and staff can still 'communicate' with one another via location, without the danger of using mobiles.
This event is anticipated to take place on the 1st of May 2020.
Tickets will be available online through Eventbrite. This will be black tie event and will accommodate some 800 people. The Estia Social committee are working on this and the funds raised will go towards completing Kyle Bay. The Social Committe have convened once again and are working hard for this target. More on this as we progress with preparations.
The Hon. Gareth Ward MP and Mr Mark Coure MP, member for Oatley. Both gentlemen paid a visit to the historic site at 52 Waratah St Blakehurst to view the progress of the restoration of the Kyle Williams Home. The project has cost 1.8 million of monies thus far, from fundraising and donations. Once completed, the heritage house will provide permanent accommodation for 5 individuals with disabilities. The acres of land, tranquil bush and water views are ideal for young adults with disabilities who also suffer from challenging behaviours and complex needs.
Clients, residents and staff of the Estia Foundation of Australia were thoroughly entertained at North Ryde RSL by an almost Elton John and Rod Stewart.
There was lots of laughter, dancing and singing.
After the show, the entertainers came and greeted each and everyone from our organisation and Alan scored their autographs.
Well worth going to see this show!GALLERY
On Wednesday, 12th June 2019 to Friday, 14th June 2019, our Estia group home residents stayed at Star of the Sea in Terrigal for two nights in luxury style penthouse apartments. The residents loved the short getaway, enjoying breakfast on the balconies overlooking the ocean and were fortunate to see dolphins and whales.
Some residents chose to go to The Reptile Park in Gosford with their carers and liked patting the kanagroos and koalas. Dion was also excited to celebrate his 40th birthday with his Estia friends.GALLERY
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.
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.
Donations are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated. Please help us continue our work.