• The Ella Centre Student Placements

    Posted on Feb 17, 2021.

    The Ella Centre has been most supportive of student placements to complement studies in the areas of Aged Care and Disability over many years. 

    Regretfully due to COVID19, The Ella will not be accommodating any student placements at our facilities until further notice.  

    We will maintain a close watch on developments regarding COVID19 and Department of Health guidelines and will update the website if our policy on student placements changes. 

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  • Annual Meeting Results and retirement of Chair, David Pigott

    Posted in Uncategorized on Oct 26, 2020.

    The Annual Meeting for The Ella Centre was held on Thursday 22nd October 2020. At this meeting we welcomed a new Chair and Treasurer and accepted the resignations of 2 long term Board members, David Pigott and Nick Davison.

    As a result of the Annual meeting, the Members of the Board consist of:

    Geoff Kerry, Chair

    Vanouhi Nazarian, Treasurer

    Marian Grills, Secretary

    Board members:

    Joy Steele Perkins  

    Prue Gregory   

    Philip McCrea   

    John Read 

    Christina Cleaver

    We wish to acknowledge the lengthy and valuable contribution of David Pigott as Chair and Nick Davison as a Board member. David has be...

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  • The Ella Centre welcomes participants back!

    Posted in COVID-19 on Aug 07, 2020.

    It is unimaginable how much has changed in our lives over the last few months. But it was with great joy that we opened our doors again on the 13th July!

    We have had to be a bit more flexible, resourceful and careful so whilst business isn’t quite normal it is business as usual and we absolutely love having our Ella family back……

    As always, and now more than ever, our participant's wellbeing and safety are at the very centre of what we do. 

    With the COVID-19 situation changing daily, we understand that many of our participant's and their carers and families have questions about the serv...

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  • The Ella Centre Entry Screening Procedure

    Posted in COVID-19 on Jul 02, 2020.

    Entry Screening Procedure at The Ella Centre

    In anticipation of The Ella Centre welcoming our participants, staff and volunteers back, we have introduced an Entry Screening Procedure to minimise the risk of viral transmission to our participants and staff.

    At each entry point to The Ella Centre every staff member and visitor will be asked a standard set of screening questions.

    • Have you been overseas or travelled in the last 14 days?
    • Have you been in contact with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
    • Are you in close contact with or caring for someone who i...

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  • The Ella Centre Services Update

    Posted in COVID-19 on Jul 01, 2020.

    The COVID 19 crises has been a difficult time for us all. The impact on The Ella Centre and those for whom we care has been significant. Not being able to provide our much loved group services to our long standing participants has been a huge challenge to everyone involved.

    There are signs of a slow and careful recovery in the community and we are also making the appropriate arrangements to welcome our participants back and ensuring that The Ella is safe as well as welcoming.

    Our commitment to continue to deliver the highest level of service and safety remains unchanged.

    We thank you for your ...

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  • The Ella Centre Services Update

    Posted in COVID-19 on May 21, 2020.

    We hope that all our participants, carers and members of The Ella community are keeping safe and well. 

    In line with Government restrictions, The Ella Centre is now offering 1:1 support, both in the home and in the community. Some of the types of activities currently offered are arts and crafts, going out to exercise and grabbing a coffee from a local cafe. All activities are conducted within the Government safety guidelines. If you are interested in accessing these types of supports, please contact your Coordinator. If you are new to The Ella and are interested in finding out more information...

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  • COVID-19 Update

    Posted in COVID-19 on Apr 16, 2020.

    At The Ella Centre, the health and safety of our participants, staff and community is our priority. Due to COVID-19 and advice from the Department of Health, The Ella Centre is temporarily closed for service to the general public until further notice. We are looking at ways of safely offering support to participants during the pandemic. Our team is in contact with existing participants and will respond to needs on an individual basis.

    We continue to monitor the situation regularly and will resume providing support to participants and families when it is safe to do so.

    If you have any questions...

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  • Community Participation Co-ordinator

    Posted in Uncategorized on Mar 08, 2019.

    Community Participation Co-ordinator

    The Ella Centre, located at Haberfield, is a leading provider of services to the frail aged and adults with a disability. This position offers an opportunity to participate in the further development of The Ella’s role in the community care sector.

    38 hours per week; SCHAD's 4

    This position is responsible for the program co-ordination, staff supervision and implementation of a community based program for young adults with a disability with very high support needs attending a group based day program.

    Essential Criteria:

    •• Tertiary qualificatio...

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  • Merry Christmas and Ella Centre 2 week closure

    Posted on Dec 17, 2018.

    The Ella Centre will be closed from Monday 24th December 2018 and will reopen on Monday 7th January. The last day for service delivery will be Thursday 20th December 2018, with Friday 21st being a staff only day. All participants/Carers should have received a letter outlining these details.

    On behalf of the Ella Centre we would like to wish you and your family a safe and happy Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year.


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  • The Ella Centre receives a Certificate of Recognition

    Posted on Nov 28, 2018.

    The Ella Centre was invited to a function at NSW Parliament House to recognise the community work of various community groups in the Inner West. Jo Haylen, MP, presented The Ella Centre CEO, Phil Coller, with a Certificate of Recognition for the Ella's work with people with a disability and people who are ageing.

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