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.
The Estia Foundation of Australia (also known as '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).
On Saturday, 29th October 2022, Costi Bros Seafood in Roselands Marketplace held a fund raiser for our residents with disabilities. All proceeds made on that day from their hot food bar was kindly donated to Estia.
Once again we profoundly thank Costi Bros Seafood for their continued support and generosity. A fabulous seafood market with the freshest ocean produce.
St Andrews House
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Kyle Williams Home
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On Thursday, 11th May 2023, staff participated in a Cultural Awareness Workshop.
Estia is a multicultural organisation not only providing service to individuals of different backgrounds but staff too are of varying nationalities. Staff dressed in their traditional costumes followed by a shared lunch, whereby different dishes and flavours from a variety of countries were tasted.
Visit of the Kytherian Association of Australia to the Estia Foundation of Australia. The young Kytherian debutantes entertained some of the residents on Sunday 30th April 2023.
The residents had fun in the inclusion of the festivities and a great day was had by all. A generous and much appreciated donation was presented to Father Angelo on behalf of the Kytherian Association of Australia. We wish the debutantes every success on their upcoming ball and profoundly thank them for a wonderful day.
Our residents dancing to Zorba the Greek at an impromptu party.
On the first Sunday of every month, our residents combine for church service in the morning, followed by a BBQ at lunch.
Recently a group of our Estia residents and carers went on a getaway to 'Star of the Sea' in Terrigal. The residents enjoyed swimming, dining out and socialising.
Despite the weather, residents still managed to use the heated pool at Star of the Sea. The residents stayed in ocean view apartments, where the views were incredibly breathtaking. An enjoyable time for all those who went along.
More images in the Gallery.
To celebrate the second Bledisloe Cup test match over the weekend, our Estia House Group Home decided to decorate the facility in support of the All Blacks. Both residents and staff were involved in the spirit of the game, with some staff originally born in New Zealand.
All had a great time! Images in the Gallery.
Residents of the Estia Foundation of Australia are still managing to enjoy open spaces despite COVID-19.
These images were taken recently as some residents visited the Auburn Botanical Gardens and Fauna Reserve where they saw peacocks, kangaroos, wallabies and emus.
A wonderful way to spend the morning outdoors.
More images in the Gallery.
The Estia Foundation of Australia is a registered COVIDSafe disability provider. A copy of the Estia Foundation's COVID Safety Plan can be obtained by request or can be accessible in all Estia facilities. We welcome two visitors at any one time, however, we do ask that these visitors agree to wear a mask, sign into the Estia facility by documenting their name as well as mobile number and must have a temperature check performed by an Estia staff member. In addition, visitors need to answer a COVIDSafe Questionnaire upon entering any Estia facility.
Both Estia staff and visitors are to refrain from entering any facility if they present with a temperature higher than 37.5, have any cold/flu symptoms including a sore throat and runny nose, loss of senses, diarrhoea, nausea or any other symptom stipulated by the NSW Government as being possibly associated to COVID-19. Such individuals will be asked to get tested and will be asked to remain isolated until they obtain and present to Estia authorised COVIDSafe clearance.
The Estia Foundation of Australia sincerely thanks you all for working in collaboration to keep everyone safe. Further information can be obtained by phoning head office.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will support $700 million in specialist disability accommodation payments annually, creating opportunity for the private sector to deliver new specialist dwellings.
Knowing that thoughtful design, light and space plays an essential role in the health and wellbeing of inhabitants, Estia House St Andrews provides such a model—balancing the need for independence and care.
'People are the only important thing', architect Angelo Candalepas says of the building’s design process.
'The key to the project is a focus on community.'
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.
Estia has changed our lives. We can now go away and know Emma is safe. They have cared for Emma for four weeks straight and during that time we were able to go overseas - and that, for us, is priceless.
I walk away feeling a bit sad that I can't take my girl with me, but feel relieved that I don't have to worry about her one bit when she is there. They know Emma so well and they have a good understanding of what we want as parents and that is very important to us.
I had a lady from ADHC (a service for people with disabilities) who found Estia for me and we have been going there for a couple of years. To be honest with you it was the best thing that happened to me.
I am a full-time carer - 24/7 - and I can't just go to the shops or anywhere else. At least when she is at Estia I can do the things I need to do.
I'd like to express my gratitude, not only for what you have done for my brother Kosta, but for our family as a whole. A day does not go by that I don't thank God for your intervention, support and existence, when everything suddenly came crashing down.
Every family member with a disabled child worries about who will care for them once they are gone. The reality of this was an impossible concept for my mother to consider. Nothing could happen to her because she had my brother to look after.
Every time I look at my brother I am in awe of who he has become. His independence and strength astounds me and this is because of what you have done for him.
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