Allevia is a third sector organisation. It is an incorporated Association (Inc. No. Y0254103), has charitable status and is a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR). It has financial members, is governed by a Board of Directors, and has its own registered Constitution.
Allevia offers quality personalised services to people with a disability, including children, young people, and adults. Since 1978, we have provided disability support services and assisted many people to achieve lifestyles of their choice in the community. Our 37 years of experience and our commitment to personalised, quality services, along with a deep sense of social justice and human rights, has underpinned our ability to help people with severe disadvantage find some stability and satisfaction in their lives.
Allevia was initially established to provide for the needs of the community through a Toy Library and an Occasional Care service. The Association has expanded over the past 26 years to now offer a broad range of services to adults, children, families, and other community service organisations.
Allevia is an organisation that makes life easier and contributes to a society where everyone can make choices about how they live their lives.
We work alongside people to enhance their ability to live in the community as independently as possible, in a manner of their choosing.
We provide flexible, personalised assistance which supports caring and nurturing home environments.
Our Values & Guiding Principles
Respect: We respect each other – without judgement or presumption, and with absolute honesty and good intention.
Understanding: We listen to, and acknowledge, a person’s desires, aspirations, needs, wants and their life choices.
Person Centeredness: Everything we do is based on the core principles of shared power and self-determination.
Everyone Contributes: In everything we do, we value everyone’s contribution and believe everyone can contribute (“I don’t know everything, you could know so let me ask you, and together we are better”).
Rights: Social justice & human rights for every person – no exceptions!
Takes Risks: We believe in and uphold everyone’s right to dignity of risk.
Improve: Quality means always doing our best and continuously improving so we can do better.
Safety: Every person’s safety is our number one priority.
Honesty & Integrity: we do what we say we will do in both our personal and professional lives and as team members we hold each other accountable and responsible for our actions.
Openness: With open minds, open hearts and open intention, anything is possible.
Purpose: We always act with intention and purpose as there can be no plan of action without a goal.
Easier Lives: If it doesn’t make everyone’s lives easier and more fulfilling, then we will try something different to ensure it does.