HISTORY

About The Ella Centre

 

The Ella Centre was created by a group of local residents who saw the need for a social and support centre for the whole community. In 1974, members of St David’s Presbyterian (later Uniting Church), Haberfield and Henry Ella, a local resident and member of the Church, along with his brother Norman, made a significant donation and established a trust fund for the Centre along with a grant from the Federal Government. The Ella Centre purchased the former Haberfield Methodist Church land and buildings and transformed it into a community centre. The Ella Centre was officially opened on Saturday 21 June 1975 by Dr. Sidney Sax, the Chairman of the Commonwealth Hospital and Health Services Commission.
 
The Ella Centre has since expanded its services and is now a major Inner West registered NDIS provider of services to adults with disabilities or people who are aging, and their Carers, to connect with the community and lead full, happy lives. Services also include support for dementia, early onset dementia and ‘frail-aged’. The Ella is committed to deliver quality services and meets the requirements of the NSW Disability Service Standards and the Commonwealth Home Care Standards.
 
The Ella Centre has won numerous awards over the years in the Non-for-Profit category, which have included the Inner West Business Achiever Award, The Inner West Local Business Award, Senior Citizens Week Premiers Award, The Premiers Community Award, and an Australia Day Award for volunteer services to the community. It has also been acknowledged in Parliament by local MP, Jo Haylen, for the outstanding work in the local Inner West community.

The Ella retains a close relationship with St David’s Uniting Church, www.stdavids.org.au and the Uniting Churches community service arm Uniting, www.uniting.org

 

 


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