House debates

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Statements by Members

Barton Electorate: Estia Foundation

1:49 pm

Photo of Nickolas VarvarisNickolas Varvaris (Barton, Liberal Party) Share this | Hansard source

It was a wonderful privilege to attend the grand opening of the Estia Foundation's new state-of-the-art, permanent group home complex yesterday. I was joined by the president and patron, His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in Australia, and the New South Wales Minister for Ageing, the Hon. John Ajaka MLC.

The Estia Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that offers 24-hour respite and group housing services for young adults with intellectual and physical disabilities. The new facility will help to extend and continue exceptional care that caters to the needs of young adults permanently living with Estia. Their facilities provide security and peace of mind for both clients and their families to help relieve the stress of finding accommodation and appropriate care for loved ones with special needs. Not only do Estia deliver excellent accommodation and care services; they also focus on the opportunities available for individual development and independence. This ongoing support allows young adults to participate and express their many talents and abilities, which are not to be underestimated by any means.

This commitment from Estia's staff and volunteers does not go unnoticed and is truly admirable. Their ongoing support is something we should all be grateful for, and I know their new group home complex will continue to deliver positive change to our community and memorable moments in the lives of those who deserve it the most.


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