Entries by michaelkromwyk

How we do holidays!

This year the LDS community did the holidays in style.  From celebrating Christmas with family and friends, throwing New Years Eve parties and getting out and about during the summer holidays right through to hosting BBQs on Australia Day.  Our clients (and staff) had a wonderful time. Click here to see our holiday snaps.

International Day of People with Disability 2022

At LDS recently we were speaking about the parable of the Good Samaritan and what it means to love someone as yourself. In our discussion we spoke about how our clients inspire us daily with their spirit of giving and looking after each other. From gathering together to celebrate a birthday, dancing at Club Cool […]

From the desk of the CEO – December 2022

Dear clients, friends and families. I continue to be encouraged by the work that the LDS team do in partnership with clients and families to create an environment where our clients feel they belong and have a meaningful and purposeful connection within their community. It is so important to me that LDS lives out our […]

LDS on the Radio!

Hear our CEO, John van Ruth, on the radio with Jade Robran, FIVEaa https://app.box.com/s/mzel7t5o0xyuefam088f3x2aacnrs9dq

From the Desk of the CEO – September 2022

Dear clients, families and supporters, it is my great pleasure to invite you all to the LDS end of year family gathering complete with nativity play and lots of fun activities and great food. As per the invite later in this communique, it will be held on 26th November 2022 at the Fullarton Community Centre. […]


At LDS we talk about community and how we can assist our clients to find connections in community and sometimes the community finds us. Our first house – Shimron in Unley is closely connected to St John’s Lutheran in Unley. Many of our clients worship at this church and have become an essential part of […]

LDS Updates our Advertising

LDS is refreshing it’s media for the rest of 2022.  For digital, social and print media the clients from St Marys will appear in the ads. We also have a new radio ad that will appear on CruiseFM and FiveAA.

Excellence – Meet Some of the Team

At LDS we are proud of our team of support workers. In this edition we introduce you to three of our awesome team: Julie Green, Mirza Asim Baig and Melissa Grant. Hi, I’m Julie Green and I lead a happy, easy going life with my wonderful husband and live in a small country town north […]

Empowerment @ Mansfield Park

Sharon is a client that lives in one of our properties in Mansfield Park and recently her TV stopped working and she was worried that she would miss out on watching her favourite programs and the Crows game the next day. Using the LDS Empowerment funds Sandy (Team Leader) and Bryan (Support Worker) sprung into […]

NDIS Recertification Review

Over the past week LDS has undergone the NDIS Quality & Safeguarding Commission re-certification review. The review was comprehensive and has allowed LDS to benchmark ourselves with the NDIS quality standards.  There are opportunities for improvement identified in the review and LDS is committed to ensuring that we action these quickly. The assessors also gave […]