Department of Human Services

Information for families and friends of the people we support 23 July 2020

Information for families and friends of the people we support

Update as at 23 July 2020

Have your say about Highgate Park

Consultation is underway to help shape the legacy of Highgate Park and the future of the supports funded by the trust that owns it.

This site, the former Julia Farr Centre at Fullarton and now known as Highgate Park, was established by Julia Farr in 1879. Since then, it has been a residential facility for people with high level physical and neurological disabilities and complex health needs.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has reformed disability services in Australia. In April 2020, the last resident moved out of Highgate Park and the facility no longer operates.

We want to know your thoughts about how the trust can continue to support beneficiaries, specifically those who are unable to live independently without support.

We want to hear from you, as well as people with disabilities and their support staff, local residents, interested members of the public and local businesses and communities, to help us decide on options for the trust into the future.

This consultation process is being led by Think Human, and there are several ways to have your say. While consultation via the YourSAy website closes next Friday 31 July 2020, you can continue to participate in other ways throughout August. If you would like to do so, please read the information sheet for details about how you can get involved.

Page last updated : 23 Jul 2020

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