A community working in partnership to support people with disability to live the life they choose.
Enabling independence for people living with disability.
We embrace a strong person centred approach, underpinned by the values we live by: Belonging, Choice, Contribution, Respect and Safety.
Sylvanvale was founded in 1947 when a group of parents united to form an organisation that would give their children with disability a better quality of life through access to education and social inclusion.
Sylvanvale has faced many challenges over the past few years, but none as disruptive as the COVID-19 pandemic, following directly after the bushfires that impacted many of our services and customers. Almost overnight, we had to adapt quickly to an emerging crisis, and fast developing advice from government on the best way to respond. For the full message, CLICK HERE.
Provide services that meet the needs of our customers and the choices they make.
Embrace a culture that supports high-quality, flexible service delivery.
Improve our productivity and efficiency to support growth, innovation and sustainability in an NDIS-operating environment.
Sylvanvale In the Peak
Sylvanvale was proactive in our approach to the emerging concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Emergency management meetings were held daily and COVID-19 protocols were developed, communicated and meticulously implemented by staff across all sites. For the full story CLICK HERE.
Working in the fashion industry, Aleisha lost her job early during the COVID-19 pandemic. She was then in the difficult situation of looking after her two-year old son Jack, who has a disability, and her seven-year old son Bobby, who needed to be home-schooled. For the full story CLICK HERE.
Vegetable farming is in Frank’s blood. The son of two Maltese immigrants, Frank spent his youth growing up on his parents’ farm in Blacktown. Together they grew lettuce, cabbage, silver beet, broccoli and cauliflower, which they sold to local markets. For the full story CLICK HERE.
In 2019–2020 Sylvanvale achieved an operating surplus of $3.7 million.
This year’s financial results were materially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and resultant government restrictions on the operations with several services severely restricted or closed from March 2020. The pandemic resulted in additional compliance and safety costs for the business with the aim to keep our staff and customers safe. The financial impact was largely offset by government subsidies (namely the Commonwealth Jobkeeper Payment program). The government subsidies;
• helped to ensure Sylvanvale customers and staff remained COVID-19 free,
• ensured the business continued to provide vital and essential services to the community and;
• financially supported our staff while services were closed
The transition into safely re-opening has begun and will be a key focus during the 2021 financial year.
CLICK HERE to view our full financial summary.