Our sole purpose is driven by our collective desire
to change the world for the better for people with disability.
PHILOSOPHY & PURPOSE
Our philosophy is to provide the highest level of care and commitment, that one would expect for their family and best friend.
Danny Met Sally is a premium national disability service provide employing more than 500 support, administration and client care staff across Australia and growing.
We recognise that when it comes to finding support for you, family member or best friend, it is vital that implementing the right plan and matching the right people to needs will allow our clients to live their life to the fullest.READ OUR FOUNDER’S STORY
WHO WE HELP
Danny Met Sally works across all areas of the disability community and healthcare sector.
- - Individuals
- - Parents & Carers
- - Support Coordinators
- - Hospitals
- - Kids & Teens
END-TO-END services FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH A DISABILITYSEE DISABILITY CARE
Rick has a proven track record with over 20 years of executive leadership encompassing roles as a CEO, Managing Director, CMO, General Manger and managed complex P & L’s, business start-ups, and acquisitions.
His passion and deep empathy for disability is inherent with his younger brother (Danny) being down syndrome and father (Edward) having early onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Rick is steadfast, the very ethos of our business will be the resolution, EVERY client will be treated as part of the Danny Met Sally family, will be encouraged and inspired to live their best lives and fulfill their dreams.Send Email
Ashleigh has been dedicated to the Disability Industry her entire working career.
For over 10 years she has specialised in complex in-home support, Supported Independent Living, Specialist Disability Accommodation, and Palliative Care.
Sally was Ashleigh’s very first client when she first started out as a Support Worker, she supported Sally for 5 years. Sally showed Ashleigh what person-centred care really meant and ended up being one of her Best Friends. They had so many adventures – going all the way to London together, which was an unforgettable experience for them both. There were highs and lows – as Sally’s condition worsened, their bond grew stronger. Ashleigh supported and advocated for Sally to get the funding she required to ensure she could live the life she wanted. Ashleigh was with Sally until she sadly passed away on 26th September 2017.
Palliative Care Support holds a special place in Ashleigh’s heart. Her goal is to care and guide people and their families through the end part of their life journey and allow them to create positive memories in these moments.
Ashleigh’s ambition is to create a world where everyone has the same opportunities to live not just a fulfilling life, but their best life.Send Email
Paul has been involved in the property sector for more than 30 years specialising in the marketing and media of many high profile and boutique property projects in Australia and internationally for many leading and respected property brands.
He equally has a passion for helping the Australian disabled community and brings his wealth of knowledge and experience in helping Danny Met Sally plan, create and implement world class housing communities for our clients.
Darryl brings to his role at DMS, as a non-executive director, knowledge of the disability sector as a person with a life-long disability, a past director of four large disability support services (both state-based and national), a researcher of the lived experiences of people with severe disability and as a businessperson.
Darryl has experience of being on both sides of business in the disability sector that gives him a unique perspective and understanding of the marketplace in which Danny Met Sally is working in. As a person who has needed support nearly every day of his life from paid workers, he has gained insight into and understanding of the needs and desires of support workers.
Darryl has also a long history of involvement in advocacy and in striving to improve services for people with disabilities. He is passionate about human rights, equity and justice for all and as he continues to work in the disability sector, always seeking ways to improve the lives of people with disabilities.
Mike Collins the Chairman of Danny Met Sally, has over 30 years' experience in managing businesses both in Australia and globally.
Danny Met Sally, draws upon the introduction of individual people that create significant differences in people's lives, living life better and as best you can.
Seeing the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the disabled community, Mike is fully committed to ensure that Danny Met Sally employs the right people who will make a difference and set a new benchmark for the NDIS and registered NDIS service providers.Send Email
Anthony is a partner of Sydney based law firm Kardos. Anthony is a corporate and commercial lawyer with a focus on M&A and corporate advisory focusing principally in the energy, mining, agriculture and transport sectors.
Anthony advises on transactions and projects for various enterprises whether private or government entities across the full range of corporate and commercial matters including acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, commercial contracts, structuring and restructuring and with experience and expertise based not only on legal issues but also commercial and economic issues and arrangements.
Anthony has worked in the legal global market for the last 20 years at firms including Corrs, Norton Rose and recently Bird & Bird. Specifically, he has worked on projects and transactions in many different jurisdictions but principally in Australia, New Zealand, China and various Pacific countries in particular PNG and Fiji.
In the natural resources sector, Anthony covers mining, agriculture and energy (oil & gas and renewables). In transport, he typically covers road, sea/maritime and logistics generally. Anthony’s work is specialised in that he principally advises on cross border M&A, joint ventures, corporate restructures, corporate governance and shareholder arrangements and government regulation specifically around foreign direct investment.
Anthony’s role has involved advising clients on corporate and commercial matters, including advising on acquisition and merger laws, capital markets, corporate law including corporate governance, foreign ownership, shareholder arrangements, shareholding issues including buy-backs and reductions, and corporate restructures. Anthony’s roles have included managing complex transactions and projects for clients in resp
“We want to set the benchmark for standards and what it means to be a Premium Quality Care provider within the disability industry, not only in Australia, but around the world.”
the story behind our name
1975 - 1993
Danny Dalton, given to the State from birth and adopted at the age of 9, by the Hall family Ray (father) Joan (mother) two brothers Phillip, Mathew and three sisters, Melissa, Rachel and Nicky.
Mathew, the youngest brother MET Danny at the state home through their combined love of music. Mathew soon introduced the Hall family to Danny. Danny was not just adopted as one of the family, he was Danny Hall. He soon became Joan’s favourite and the household EMBRACED Danny as family!
Danny had a BIG personality! Loved listening to music and singing, anywhere there was a microphone, Danny was there! He loved gardening so much, he worked in the local nursery. HE dearly loved his loved his family and had a very special place for his loving Grandy, Henry Dalton. He did have a special place in his heart though for Isla Fisher, he was certain she one day would be his bride. Danny was also sports CRAZY, LOVED Cricket the Penrith Panthers and ten pin bowling.
His favourite foods in the world were McDonalds, Mars Bars and a can of coke! Do not get in between Danny and his FOOD Danny was on the mild spectrum of down syndrome and would occasionally get down on himself for being down syndromed.
Danny tragically passed away in a house fire. His Father Ray fell from the second story of his house with Danny in his arms trying to safe him, sheltering him from the fall.
Danny’s ashes and Memorial lay rest at the Hall’s home where his photos are featured in every room of the house. Joan and Ray are delighted at Danny’s name being highlighted as a crucial element of our business purpose. The Hall’s do not want to be the highlight as they feel the honour of having Danny was the highlight of their lives. Nicky, the youngest is a disability support worker . We grieve him today, but the Hall’s gave him the most incredible full life in those 9 years in which he was enabled and encouraged and lived his best life.
Sally was a nurse & had a daughter. She loved cats and took in any strays; her favourite was Wagon-Train who was 1 of 10 in Sally’s home – they were INSEPARABLE.
Sally was diagnosed with a rare condition called Charcot-Marie-Tooth and was deemed a quadriplegic. This changed the rest of her life. No longer able to walk, shower or dress herself. In the last few months of her life, she had Support Workers with her 24 hours a day in her home.
Sally was funny, generous and was never afraid to tell you what she wanted. Her favourite pastimes were watching her beloved Hawthorn, Coronation Street and listening to the Beatles.
Sally could and would talk to anyone, she made good friends with her neighbours, Support Workers and even her access cab driver. Sally liked things done a certain way, sometimes to the millimetre. Meeting the right workers and team was crucial to making sure this could be achieved for and with her.
Sally sadly passed away in her home, surrounded by her daughter and those closest to her, listening to The Beatles. Wagon-Train passed away days after Sally, they really were inseparable. Remembered and loved forever, she is dearly missed.