Welcome to StGiles
StGiles is a dynamic, multi-faceted organisation that supports people of all ages with a wide range of needs. This includes children and adults with developmental delays and disabilities and those who have acquired a disability as the result of illness or accident.
It is our aim that everyone can experience the ability to live, work, play, laugh, love, learn, achieve, to feel worthwhile and to be appreciated. We have developed a range programs and services to help make this happen.
We have our own teams of Allied Health Professionals and Support Workers who work at large in out-reach and in specialist campuses in Hobart and Launceston.
Royal Commission Terms of Reference released
St Giles Society Ltd. supports the establishment of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.
We believe that a Commission marks a critical step in promoting the human rights of people with disability, and that it will give people with disability an opportunity to receive justice for any violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation they may have experienced in the past.
St Giles strongly supports the Government’s recommendation for broad and inclusive terms of reference that apply to “all settings and contexts.” In addition to the terms already raised, St Giles encourages the Commission to consider:
- Expanding the terms of reference to include a review of, and recommendations to improve, the justice system’s handling of people with disability who have experienced violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation
- The need to ensure best practice accessibility by the Royal Commission to maximise inclusion and voice of people with disability. This means ensuring not just physical access, but also communication access, and developing strategies to ensure the Royal Commission’s processes respect and address the impact of disempowerment on people with disability who might want to participate in the Royal Commission
St Giles remains committed to safeguarding the rights of people with disability, and to helping establish a national culture of inclusion, accessibility and respect for all individuals.
This should be a Royal Commission for and about the human rights of Australians with disability. Its time is due. St Giles looks forward to fully supporting the Royal Commission to achieve its objectives.
ABC RADIO NATIONAL LIFE MATTERS
interview with ARC and St.Giles Director of Client Services Mark Deverell discussing how independence can be maintained while living with a degenerative disability.
Speech Pathology Australia has produced some excellent videos with St.Giles
All Ages and Stages
StGiles' teams are specialists in Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) and NDIS Program Coordination. We recognise that goals, focus areas, needs and outcomes may vary depending on the age of our clients, and can provide supporting services across all age ranges.