Our Story

For more than 25 years, Southern Districts Support have been caring for those who need it most. We’ve been providing services to help make life easier for people across the South Metro region, encompassing the City of Armadale, Gosnells, Canning, Cockburn, and surrounds, as well as semi-rural area of Serpentine Jarrahadale Shire.

Vision:

As a Christian Association, SDS will be recognised as an agency of choice for providing aged and disability care. The passion and commitment of our people will provide the basis for innovative, high-quality services and programs that enable and transform the health and well-being of the individual

Mission:

Our mission is to provide practical services in a respectful manner to enable the individual to remain living in their own home with dignity and confidence and where possible to enhance their social interaction and contentment in life.

How we’ve grown:

1992: Southern Districts Support (SDS) was established by a small group of Christian people, to help address the drastic need for respite and specialist transport needs for the elderly and those with disabilities in the South East Metro area. From humble beginnings, staffed by volunteers in a small shed offered by the church, the increased demand from the local community led us to seek additional financial support and partners for growth in our activities and service area.

1996: SDS received its first round of funding from Home and Community Care (HACC), Health Department program. SDS’s aim is to provide a range of services that provide basic support to seniors and people with disabilities and their carers, so they can remain living independently in their homes and the community.

2005: Southern Districts Support has continued to grow and expand our services and programs in the local region. We built our social community centre in 2005, which has become a thriving hub of activity, with a variety of group programs being offered to people of all ages.