You’re helping people like Kate gain independence and achieve personal goals
Kate is deafblind and epileptic. She has lost her hearing and sight to serious allergic reactions.
In 2019, Kate took a major step towards independence, living 5 days a week at Enoggera House, Deaf Services’ supported living facility.
“I love living here,” Kate says. “I love having my own room and my garden.”
Kate works with Lifestyle Support Services to explore and cultivate her wide range of personal and community interests, like yoga, craft, bowling, movies, and swimming.
Deaf Services’ Lifestyle Support Services (LSS) program delivers support to Deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing Australians, empowering them to participate in the community and build the skills to live independently.
Kate is working towards living at Enoggera House for 12 days per fortnight, becoming more independent through the use of assistive technology, booking, and managing her own medical appointments.
Your support through The Deaf Lottery allows Deaf Services to continue their vital work in the community and change the lives of people like Kate.
The Deaf Lottery Australia made it possible
Deaf Services is supported by its fundraising program, The Deaf Lottery Australia. Deaf Services is a leading not-for-profit organisation providing support to Deaf and hard of hearing Australians across all age groups.
With a vision of individuals and community empowered, connected and achieving, Deaf Services delivers programs and services to enable the Deaf community to live full and independent lives.
As a not for profit organisation, Deaf Services relies on the generosity of the community to continue to innovate and provide new and vital services and programs to the community.
Funds raised through the sale of lottery tickets support these key programs and services. For more information about Deaf Services and all of our programs, visit deafservices.org.au.
EducationThrough our registered training organisation Access Training and Education, Deaf Services delivers nationally recognised accredited Auslan (Australian Sign Language) courses. We also offer non-accredited Community Auslan classes, Auslan for Families and Auslan camps.
InterpretingAuslan Connections provides specialist interpreting services across Australia with all profits reinvested in programs supporting the Deaf and hard of hearing community.
Hear for KidsHear for Kids is our early intervention and therapy support service for Deaf and hard of hearing infants and children.
Ageing Well servicesA Commonwealth approved provider of home care for seniors, our Ageing Well service improves the quality of life, independence and personal well-being of Deaf and hard of hearing seniors.
Lifestyle Support ServiceThe Lifestyle Support Service assists adults under the age of 65 with disabilities, and who primarily use Auslan to communicate. Our goal is to see our clients living in the general community as independently as possible.
CommUNITYThe commUNITY team provides community engagement services as well as NDIS information sessions, referrals and plan management. CommUNITY also manages the Deaf Services Auslan translation service, providing high quality, technically appropriate Auslan translations.