Our story begins at the North Rocks Central School for Blind and Deafblind Children. In 1978, we were established by a group of parents and teachers who wanted to ensure that their children had a pathway to independent living as young adults and beyond.
The answer was the establishment of a supported living home for adults who were blind or deafblind. Former students from the school were co-residents of our very first home, which opened in Ashfield in 1983. Parents managed the day-to-day running of the home and cared for the people living there, which was one of the first of its kind for this model of care.
Today, our mission has expanded to include people with a range of sensory impairments and additional disabilities. We now support a growing number of clients in our homes throughout Greater Sydney and Wollongong.
And forty years on, the key commitment of those parents and teachers remains – putting people and their quality of life at the heart of all that we do. It’s how we look to the future and what shapes our progressive pathway.