EllieB’s was established in 1981 by a loving group of parents who come together to support each other, and help those with intellectual disabilities live meaningful lives.

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OUR
PLAN

HOW IT ALL BEGAN

Around 30 years ago, a group of over 60 parents and carers got together to set up a support and respite centre for the developmentally disabled in the Salisbury area.

The organiser of that meeting was a special education teacher named Margaret Walshe. One of those present was Elizabeth Bowey, the wife of the then Mayor of Salisbury, and otherinterested parties included representatives from the Housing Trust and Salisbury Council.

It was unanimously decided to name it Elizabeth Bowey Lodge Inc. which evolved to EBL as the years went on.

We grew and evolved across Adelaide, but we’ve never lost sight of ensuring everyone in our care enjoys a rich and fulfilling life. We’ll put in place whatever it takes to achieve that, from full-time accommodation to short stays, learning programmes and plenty of community involvement. Every programme is different because every client is an individual.

Of late, we have been doing what we do under the NDIS guidelines.

We think our goal of helping people live better is neatly summed up in

Watch me smile.

It works for clients, parents, team members, even government.

Smiles are the best measure of performance.

OUR VISION:

Full and rich lives for everyone.

OUR MISSION:

We create safe, successful support programs for every individual.

We strive to be switched on, savvy, secure!

Here’s what it means to us…

SWITCHED ON

Everything we do we do for our participants; we are always there for them and always in the moment.

SAVVY

Success in developmental disability support relies on flexibility, agility and ingenuity, cookie-cutter solutions don’t cut it in our world.

SECURE

It takes a lot of serious training to have the confidence to truly connect with our people. We are committed to the highest standards, always.

OUR PLAN

Strategic Vision

Our passion is to support people with complex and multiple disabilities to live fulfilled lives. We will do this through leading by example to create an innovative, transparent, embracing and brave culture of inclusion, collaboration and respect. Our success is measured by delighted customers who value our service and love working with us.

To view our Strategic Plan for 2019 – 2022, click the button below.

OUR STRUCTURE

EllieB’s is a registered not-for-profit organisation. 

We have members and our profits are returned to our service which ultimately benefits the EllieB’s community. 

We are a registered NDIS provider operating across South Australia. 

We are governed by a carer-led Board who oversee all governance of EllieB’s. Our Chief Executive and Leadership team manage the day-to-day operations. Each accommodation service has an appointed House Manager who is a key contact for families and significant others.

TESTIMONIAL

“My daughter has been using EBL Disability Service for well over 15 years, I can’t share enough about this service. Flexible to suit both participant and family.
Work around you. Can’t do enough to make sure my daughter’s stay is successful every time. Went out of their way to support my daughter in getting a wonderful NDIS plan to be able to access all services. Able to provide support at short notice. Continue to grow in being one of the strongest support services in respite / short term accommodation. 

Big shout out to staff for your dedication and support with our daughter. Daughter stayed the weekend one happy girl. Two very happy parents.” 

Chris Hill – 5 star Google Review

OUR BOARD

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SUSAN CHAPMAN

CHAIRPERSON

BETSY TANG

VICE CHAIR & CONVENOR,
GOVERNANCE & RISK COMMITTEE

DAWN BRODIE

CONVENOR,
CARER ADVISORY GROUP

JUDITH O’DONNELL

BOARD MEMBER

SANJAY SHAH

BOARD MEMBER

CHRISTINE STREETER

BOARD MEMBER

WENDY WARREN

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER / PUBLIC OFFICER

OUR LOCATIONS

Kilburn

Paralowie

Parafield Gardens

Blair Athol

Elizabeth

Daveron Park

Munno Para

Wallaroo

Frewville

Mawson Lakes

Campbelltown

Elizabeth Vale

OUR SERVICES

Short Stays

Accommodation

Emergency Accommodation

Learning & Lifestyle Programs

Recreational Activities

Financial Plan Management

Social & Community Participation

THE FAMILY OF HARROW HOUSE

Our Accommodation Support works to ensure people with a disability have the same opportunities as every person living in their local community. We know that the best place for people with a disability to achieve a full and productive life is within their own home and community. 

Our accommodation is aimed at supporting people to build independence and enable personal choice. 

Watch our video about Harrow House.

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