A South Australian spinal cord injury and disability service provider has rebranded, bringing together existing brands Paraquad SA and HomeCare+ under one unified new brand name, estara.

Speaking at the official launch, SA Human Services Minister Nat Cook said: “With a workforce of over 700 people offering support and services to people living with disability across metro and regional South Australia, estara is certainly making a significant impact. Through its advocacy and depth understanding of spinal cord injury and disability, I know estara will continue to build its presence to create meaningful change and improve the lives of people living with disability.”

CEO, Peter Stewart who has been leading the benevolent organisation for over a decade, said in addition to delivering in-home support, specialised disability support and social programs, its focus and contribution to community initiatives will remain integral under the estara brand.

“Our experience and footprint places us in an influential role within the community. We have advocated for and funded initiatives such as state of the art equipment at the Repat Spinal Injuries Unit, accessible beach mats, paragolfers, accessible bathrooms in public places, vocational scholarships and more,” he said. “estara represents a new chapter allowing a more holistic approach in how we influence effective change and strive to remove barriers to good living, upholding the rights of people living with disability.”

The organsisation regularly works with hospitals, councils and organisations to fund the delivery of equipment and aids that improve access to social activities, events and vocational training. A registered NDIS provider, its support services extend across regional locations including Mount Gambier, Port Pirie, Port Lincoln, Kadina and Berri.

Photo: Beth Davidson (estara chair); Human Services Minister Nat Cook and Peter Stewart (estara CEO).