Sunnyfield enriches the lives of people with an intellectual disability by creating choice, opportunities and skills for life. We are a leading disability service provider that has assisted people with a disability and their carers for over 62 years with trusted, flexible, value-for-money support services. We actively support people with disability to participate in their daily lives at home, at work and in the community. We have a long and successful history of being person centred and implementing innovation throughout the organisation. With around 500 permanent staff members and a well-trained casual pool, Sunnyfield is experienced in attracting, retaining and upskilling high quality staff.
Our history at a Glance
In the 1950s, parents of children with an intellectual disability were advised that the most appropriate place for their children was an institution. Not satisfied with this, Hazel Whiddon placed an advertisement in the Manly Daily seeking like-minded parents, and Sunnyfield started from the Sunnyfield School. From there, support services grew for people with intellectual disability in their home, work and community. Our history has been full of supporting achievements for our clients. We continue to make improvements in the quality of services we offer and lead the sector in innovative options of choice for people with a disability and their families.