• Update on deferred opening of The Ella Centre

    Posted on Jan 27, 2022.

    Further the the information provided in our last update and being mindful of the evolution of the pandemic the 2022 re opening of The Ella has been postponed until the 7 February 2022. We will continue to monitor the situation for further developments and reassess closer to the return date.

    The safety of our participants and staff is our priority. We will be in touch to advise you of when group-based services can safely resume. We look forward to welcoming back our participants, staff and carers in 2022.

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  • Update - Ella Centre opening postponed

    Posted on Jan 14, 2022.

    Last week we advised you of our decision to postpone the opening of the Ella Centre for one week until Monday 17 January. Since that time, we have spoken with our participants and carers and listened to their feedback, upgraded our safety protocols and monitored the evolution of the pandemic. Following this review and feedback we have regretfully decided to extend the postponement of group-based services at The Ella Centre until Monday 31 January. We will continue to monitor the situation for further developments and reassess closer to the return date.

    The safety of our participants and staff ...

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  • Deferred opening of The Ella Centre 2022

    Posted on Jan 06, 2022.

    We regretfully advise that due to the unprecedented increase in COVID infections, and to ensure we can continue to provide service to you safely, we are deferring opening group-based services at the Ella Centre until Monday 17th January. We had previously advertised reopening the Ella Centre this coming Monday 10th January. Due to the current changes and changing protocols, we will require an additional week to make appropriate preparations for participants and staff to ensure that we continue to deliver services in a safe and compliant way.

    One on one services that have been provided over the...

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  • The Ella Centre Christmas closure

    Posted on Nov 01, 2021.

    It is hard to believe that we are already so close to Christmas and announcing our Christmas closure dates after a rewarding yet challenging year. 

    The last day of service for the year will be on Friday 17 December 2021. All services will resume on Monday 10 December 2021.

    The Ella will not be providing group services during the closure. If you would like to utilise one on one services during this time please speak with your Coordinator regarding options. 

    If you have any questions regarding the closure, please feel free to contact Rob Campbell, CEO on (02) 9798 5140.

    Otherwise enjoy the lead ...

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  • We are back!

    Posted in Uncategorized on Oct 26, 2021.

    We did it! The Ella Centre opened on the 18th October to staff and participants. The joy from our participant and Support workers to be back together again meant it was a fun filled and noisy week as we reconnected with the many activities that were planned. It is good to be back…..

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    Posted on Oct 10, 2021.

    We have missed all our participants, carers, supporters and staff. It is exciting news to tell you that we are ready to welcome everyone back on the 18th October 2021.

    To ensure the safety of our participants and staff, everyone that enters the centre will be fully vaccinated.

    In accordance with the NSW Public Health orders, anyone visiting our sites will need to show proof of double vaccination or a medical exemption, scan in via our QR code, wear a mask and also social distance. Importantly, all staff and participants have been reminded to stay at home and advise us if they are feeling unwel...

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  • How the latest COVID 19 restrictions impact The Ella Centre

    Posted on Jun 26, 2021.

    At The Ella Centre, the health and safety of our participants, staff and community is our priority. Due to the most recent COVID 19 government advice, The Ella Centre is temporarily closed for service from 6.00pm 26th June 2021 and until we receive notice regarding the current restrictions.

    As with the previous lockdown, we are looking at ways of safely offering support to participants during this lockdown period and will be in touch. 

    Our team is in contact with existing participants and will respond to needs on an individual basis.

    We will continue to monitor the situation regularly and will...

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  • 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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