About Us

EBL Disability Services was established in 1981, by a loving group of parents who came together to support each other, and help those with intellectual disabilities to live meaningful lives. To this day we remain committed to ensuring every person is supported to embrace and enjoy a rich and full lifestyle of their choice. We provide a range of supports including short stays, accommodation, assisted holidays, learning and lifestyle programs, social and community participation programs, plan management and support coordination.

Our services are designed to support individuals and their families from childhood through to adulthood in line with the NDIS practice standards and code of conduct.

Vision, Mission, Values

To passionately support individuals and their families to lead fulfilled lives.
– Our Vision

To provide quality lifestyle support and accommodation services to enable people with disabilities to enjoy active fulfilled lives.
– Our Mission

We lead by example, treating all in our community with genuine respect and equity.

We encourage people with disabilities to believe in their ability to achieve independence, with support and individual choices.

We partner and advocate for our community to unite and overcome challenges to fulfil aspirations and provide peace of mind.

We deliver quality service options that support the individual to make a positive difference to their health and well being.
– Our Values

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.

View Our Strategic Plan

Our Structure

EBL Disability Services is a registered not-for-profit organisation.

We have members and our profits are returned to our service which ultimately benefits the EBL community. We are a registered NDIS provider operating across South Australia.

We are governed by a carer-led Board who oversee all governance of EBL. 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.

Our Foundation

The foundation comprises a diverse representative group of volunteer members including, carers and EBL Board members. Its primary role is to support a range of activities and programs that enhance and enable a sense of community within our disability service such as:

  • Assisted Holidays
  • Carer forums and events
  • Annual recreational activities

  • Therapeutic and sensory equipment
  • Annual family Christmas party
  • Housing

Both EBL Disability Services and the Foundation are guided by a Constitution and specific set of By-Laws. Each year we provide an Annual Report which outlines the Foundations and EBL’s governance arrangements, service activities, internal audits, risk and quality management.

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History of EBL

Like many of the Not for Profit services operating in the disability sector in South Australia today, EBL Disability Services began as the result of people, usually those having personal contact with friends or family with disability, wanting to secure a better life for the disabled.

On 18th August 1981, during the International Year of the Disabled Person, 64 people attended a meeting at the Salisbury Council to discuss the formation of a steering committee to develop a respite centre for children with intellectual disability to be based somewhere in Salisbury. The organiser of that meeting was a special education teacher named Margaret Walshe. Another of those present was Elizabeth Bowey, the wife of the then Mayor of Salisbury.

The proposal was unanimously agreed upon.

On 23rd September 1981, Marg Walshe, and about 10 others from that original group of 64 held their first meeting. The inaugural Chairman was Mr Paul Nikkerud. Also in attendance were other interested parties including representatives from the Housing Trust and the Salisbury Council.

They decided upon the name of Elizabeth Bowey Lodge Inc. Its inaugural constitution stated that its aim was “to provide community based respite for children and young adults with an intellectual disability thereby providing family support”.

To read the full history of EBL, click the button below.

Locations

  • Kilburn
  • Paralowie
  • Parafield Gardens
  • Blair Athol

  • Elizabeth
  • Daveron Park
  • Munno Para
  • Wallaroo

  • Frewville
  • Mawson Lakes
  • Campbelltown
  • Andrews Farm

Our Support

Please note: Costs will vary depending upon which service you use and your individualised government funding. You can speak with a contact person from NDIA to explore your options.