We’re here. But we need you...
For some time, it has been the ambition of the Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust to deliver all of our services from purpose-built facilities at a single location. Stage 1 of this project was achieved in 2021 with the purchase of land at 126 North Parade and 37 Poulton Avenue (the former location of Marian College). We are now seeking support for Stage 2 - construction.
- One Location
- One united team
- All to benefit our clients
We have not asked for support from private donors since the 1990s as the Trust has always been (and remains) financially sustainable. Diligent saving allowed us to find and secure the ideal site for our vision, but we now need your help to raise in the region of $8m to complete this critical project.
Why are we building?
We are fast becoming unable to meet the needs of our community. Currently, our services are in demand more than ever and our facilities and residential accommodation options are no longer fit for purpose. Service delivery is also scattered across the city.
Everyone deserves the chance to live the best life they can. With your help, we can build one campus where all our services are delivered from the same place and where we can help more people affected by a traumatic brain injury, spinal or other complex injury or disability.
One campus would allow us to focus and streamline our services so clients enjoy smoother transitions along their journey. Uniting our team of specialists in one location also strengthens our capabilities and makes it easier for clients and other healthcare professionals to access them. It is also an opportunity to design and build facilities that futureproof our services.
The new campus will be home to:
- 24-hour residential care/permanent living for up to 30 adults with disabilities
- Up to four self-contained studio flats for temporary accommodation for patients needing support following surgery
- Purpose-built clinics to deliver assessment and rehabilitation services
- Gym, indoor sports court and hydrotherapy pool for the ongoing wellbeing of residents and community-based clients
- Space for our social enterprise Can Do Catering to operate from
- Open plan office space for clinical allied health staff, administration offices, meeting rooms and staff training rooms