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Our philosophy has always been one of client empowerment and self-determination.

Independent Disability Services (IDS) employees share a commitment to offer our clients choice in their support services, assisting them to live as they choose.

Our History

Independent Disability Services (IDS) was established in 1986 to assist people with a disability transition from an institutional model of accommodating people that had been in place since 1880.

Our vision is for people with a disability to have the support they require to live the life they want.

IDS is an incorporated not-for-profit registered charity, supporting clients across Melbourne as a registered provider with NDIS, TAC and WorkSafe.

Our Values

Respectful - Demonstrated through accountability
Client- Centred - demonstrated through performance
Provide opportunities - demonstrated through innovation
Choice and control - Demonstrated through partnering

Our Board

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Geoff Schomburgk

Geoff Schomburgk
Board Chair

Jenny Cato

Jenny Cato
Chair of Governance Committee & Change

Michael Royal

Michael Royal
Treasurer

Vikki Cummings

Vikki Cummings
Board Member

Caroline Eagleson

Caroline Eagleson
Board Member

Ben Renshaw

Ben Renshaw
Board Member

Michelle Frazer

Michelle Frazer
Board Member

Our Senior Team

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Sylvia Rosemond

Sylvia Rosemond
Chief Executive Officer

Chris Beeston

Chris Beeston
Finance Manager

Marcia Helmers

Marcia Helmers
Operations and Engagement Officer

Andrew Kauler

Andrew Kauler
Quality, Risk and Compliance Manager

Chris Bailey

Chris Bailey
Office Manager