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About Montrose

Montrose has a long history of providing services for people with a disability. In 1932, we commenced during the grip of the Poliomyelitis epidemic, which often left survivors with severe disabilities.

Today, Montrose Therapy & Respite Services provides supports to children and young adults with physical disabilities, neuromuscular conditions, developmental delay, intellectual disability and autism. We provide Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Support Coordination and Social Work support, along with Short Stay Accommodation and a Lifestyle & Leisure service. Montrose is a vital presence in the homes, schools and communities of South East Queensland.

We are based in Brisbane with Centres across Queensland including  Brisbane South, Brisbane North, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Slacks Creek, Ipswich and Toowoomba.

We are a values based not-for-profit organisation with any surpluses invested back into providing services for children and families. Montrose is a registered National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provider.

Our Mission & Values

Our Mission: Supporting children and young people with a disability and their families to maximise their abilities, achieve their goals and live the lives they choose.

Welcoming

We are part of a broad community that cares for and respects the needs of others. We want you to feel at home at Montrose, whatever your background and whatever your challenges.

Empowering

We believe in making things possible, we dream big, and we enable the Montrose community to be happier, stronger and more confident.

Informed

We share our knowledge within our community. We go above and beyond to understand complexities and provide innovative solutions.

Invested

Your goals are our goals. We are committed to achieving outcomes. We are in this together and work as a team.

Diversity and Inclusion

At Montrose we work together to support our clients and their families to live the lives they choose. We actively foster a welcoming environment through understanding the diversity of our people to support them on their individual journey. The team at Montrose understand we are part of a broader community that cares for and respects the needs of others.

All Montrose clients, their families and our workers are encouraged to develop a respectful curiosity about each other – who people are, what motivates and influences them so that they can best support each other to experience safety and belonging.

At Montrose inclusion looks like:

  • People feeling valued and respected.
  • Understanding that a one size fits all approach does not provide equity, so we will provide varying levels of support depending upon need to achieve greater fairness of outcomes for each individual.
  • Encouraging everyone to openly contribute their perspectives and utilise their unique talents for the continuous improvement of our organisation.

You can read our full Diversity & Inclusion Statement here.

Charitable Purpose

Montrose relies on support from donations and grants to fund some vital areas of our work. Although the NDIS provides packages to pay for therapy sessions, it is generous donations that allow us to carry out refurbishments and fund much of our social work program.

We also step in when funding is not available or where therapy is urgently required. Read more here.

young girl and a Montrose therapist plaing a game. They are both laughing.

Working Together

Montrose is a member of Ability First Australia, one of the largest not for profit strategic alliances between 14 of Australia’s leading disability service providers.

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Meet our Clients

Winnie’s amazing journey

Like many little girls, three-year-old Winnie loves barbie dolls, going to kindy and playing with her sister, Eden (5). However, these are milestones her family didn’t expect her to reach after she was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Type 1 at four-months-of-age. “When we first received the news, we were told Winnie’s life expectancy [...]

Supporting clients with a Chronic Disease Management Plan

A Chronic Disease Management Plan (CDMP) can allow you to access multidisciplinary, team-based care from both your General Practitioner (GP) and other health care providers, like Montrose. Therapy appointments funded under a CDMP are key to early intervention and can be a great option for you to commence working on short term goals or for [...]

Nathan finds authentic expression through art

During the initial COVID-19 lockdown in early 2020, many of us suddenly found ourselves locked up inside, looking for ways to keep busy. For eight-year-old Nathan, it gave him the space and time to unleash his artistic talent. Two years later, he now has his very own small business, selling his unique pieces, with the [...]

Physio keeps Mia moving

Nine year old Mia has received support from Montrose since she was discharged from hospital following a critical illness that resulted in the amputation of all four limbs. Despite this incredible challenge, and thanks to the support of her family and healthcare team including Montrose, she is able to live a full life. She enjoys [...]

Lucas the light bringer

Almost two-year-old Sunshine Coast client Lucas has an incredible story. Born at only 23 weeks and 5 days gestation, Lucas was a tiny 630 grams and 21.8 centimeters – one of the smallest babies ever born at Sunshine Coast University Hospital.   “When he was born, his dad named him Lucas – it means ‘bringer of light’. […]

What does it mean to work with a multidisciplinary disability team?

As a parent of a child with disability, you can find yourself working with many specialists for support. Having all these specialists working in one organisation can mean a more collaborative approach to achieving your goals. Sunshine Coast mum, Tayla, has seen the significant benefits of working with our multidisciplinary team for Harrison (aged 5) [...]

TeleTherapy

You can access Montrose Physio, OT and Speech Pathology using TeleTherapy

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Can We Help?

Talk to one of our friendly support staff on:

1800 193 362

Or visit one of our Queensland support centres

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