Castle is a not-for-profit organisation, formed by members of the community, to support disadvantaged people in our community.
We opened our door as Castle Personnel Services in King Street Newcastle in 1991 with the goal to place 30 people with mild intellectual, sensory and physical disabilities into open employment.
For over 30 years, Castle has helped people with disabilities, mental health conditions, chronic illnesses and injuries find work and live meaningful lives.
We believe in a world where every person is able to contribute to society.
Through inclusion, to open up a world of possibilities for everyone.
Our values were created from the ground up, with input from our participants, employers, and employees. They reflect what we truly believe in and are at the front of our minds every day.
We’re down to earth, caring people and honest straight-talkers. Our work is all about building honest, fair and transparent relationships with participants: you can’t fake it. Being genuine holds us accountable for always acting with integrity and putting the interests of participants first.
Look on the bright side
We recognise that life and work isn’t always smooth sailing. Bumps in the road are par for the course. We are able to see past the bumps in the road, think laterally and act calmly in difficult situations. We look for the opportunity to unlock the full potential of our participants everywhere and every day.
We never give up
When the going gets tough, our people roll up their sleeves and get the job done. Our work rests on a foundation of trust that must be earned. Our work offers the chance to truly change people’s lives. In following through we recognise this as both a great privilege and responsibility.
We celebrate the wins
Assisting people with disabilities achieve their goals – feeling part of and contributing to their community – is life-changing. We never take that for granted.
Our work is satisfying and fulfilling, built on small, significant gains and moments that deserve to be celebrated together, as teams and with participants.
Castle is contracted by the Department of Social Services to provide Disability Employment Services (DES) and is a registered National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) service provider, with over 130 staff at 10 locations across:
- Lake Macquarie
- Port Stephens
- Central Coast