Our Purpose: People with disability have opportunities to live their best life

Established in 1962, Hartley Lifecare (Hartley) is a Canberra-based not-for-profit organisation providing supported accommodation for people with disability, their families and carers. Originally established to provide a learning facility and therapy support service for children and adults, Hartley has grown extensively to support clients in over 30 homes across the ACT.

Over the last six decades, families have grown to rely on and trust Hartley to deliver high quality, person centred support. This is reinforced by our family governance approach and a strong connection to the people who form part of our organisation - our clients, their families, our Board, staff, volunteers and the local community.

As we move toward 2020, Hartley will continue to maintain and build upon these strong foundations, ensuring that our clients and their families have opportunities to live their best life. Hartley Lifecare relies on NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) funding, corporate partners and individual donors as well as special events to raise the funds needed to enable us to expand and enhance the services we provide to people living with disability in our local community.


  • Supported accommodation
  • Centre-based child and adult-specific 24 hour respite care
  • Independent living skills
  • Recreational support
  • Assistive Technology Program (IPads, Eye Gaze and communication devices)
  • The Hartley Brain Injury ACT information service
  • Specialised transport service