Thorndale Foundation | Supporting People With a Disability For Over 60 Years

Our vision is to ensure that all people with disability live in a community where equality is a way of life.

Melissa’s Story

Melissa is a young woman with Downs Syndrome who has worked in our Australian Disability Enterprise (ADE) since 2009. This year an opportunity became available for Melissa to move out of the family home and into supported accommodation into our newest home.

Although the move out of home has had some mixed emotions Melissa is happily enjoying living more independently with two other ladies. Whenever someone asks Melissa how she is enjoying her new home she responds “I love it”.

Melissa and her other house mates enjoy showing their home off to family and friends and they have had the opportunity to do this by hosting people for morning and afternoon tea. Melissa proudly talks to her friends about the various meals she cooks and notes that spaghetti bolognaise is her favourite recipe.

Melissa also talks, with great enthusiasm, about doing housework and keeping her home neat and tidy!

Thorndale is pleased to have been able to provide this opportunity to support Melissa in living an independent lifestyle. Seeing people happy and enjoying the support we are able to provide reminds us why we do the things we do.

About Thorndale Foundation

Thorndale is based in the Nepean area and has been operating for more than 60 years. We are a boutique disability organisation with dedicated long term staff and a wonderful purpose built facilities. We provide services that includes Residential, Short Term Accommodation, Supported Employment, Leisure Living and Life Skills, Social Activities and have recently re-introduced our SLES course.

Thorndale Foundation is located only a walking distance from Werrington Station and is easily accessible by public transport.