Flintwood Disability Services was incorporated in 1999 and began life as a day program in 2000. It grew from an initiative begun by a group of dedicated parents and workers from Holroyd School. When Holroyd School was at risk of losing its day program, Flintwood was established to tender for the TRAILS day program. It was successful and began with its life as a single day program in Westmead.
The name Flintwood was derived from the surnames of Holroyd school’s Principal and Vice Principal: Anne Flint and John Woodford. They were the founders of the TRAILS program which was created to support young adults leaving school into further Post School Programs.
Since 2000 Flintwood has continued to grow, and today is a service provider as part of the NDIS. We now provide a range of services for NDIS participants including share accommodation, short term accommodation, therapies, and day programs. Find out more about the NDIS here.
Flintwood covers the geographic region of North West Metropolitan Sydney, from Brookvale to Concord to the Blue Mountains.
Underlying everything we do at Flintwood is our goal to create and enhance opportunities for people with disabilities. We’re committed to working with individuals (and their families) and we support your right to be independent and make your own decisions on how you want to live your life.
General Manager of specialist services
Kay McPartland has been with Flintwood since 2004 and in the role of GM since 2010. Kay has extensive experience in the operational aspects of disability service with an emphasis on the setup and running of accommodation services. Kay’s strengths include her ability to build rapport with families and understanding the needs of our participants. Kay motivates her staff by being a hands-on and inclusive Manager with the capability to strategically analyse the environment in which her services operate.
General Manager of Day programs
Gerry Connolly commenced his career within the sector as a volunteer at Holroyd Special School in the early 90’s. He presently holds the position of General Manager within FLINTWOOD. Gerry actively promotes the rights of people with a disability and their families. With more than twenty-five years experience he is passionate about empowering others to succeed and to achieve independence through building upon capacity.
General manager of Accomodation
Mat Flynn is an experienced leader who has worked in the not-for-profit sector for twenty years. He holds a Bachelor of Social Science and Post Graduate Certificate in Policy and Applied Social Research. Mat has worked with a number of different target populations with an interest in providing support to individuals with complex needs through partnerships and collaboration. Since taking on management roles Mat has focused on increasing the quality of service delivery through evidence-based practice, staff development and research.
General Manager of Accommodation
Alex Kane has worked in the disability sector for a combined total of 20 years. Early in his career, he worked as a support worker before later moving into management roles. He has worked in various roles across different organisations so has a breadth of experience that is very valuable in his role as General Manager.
Alex is very passionate about the potential of the NDIS and is similarly passionate about leading teams and individuals to work at their best. These interests drive him to provide a high-quality service that will meet the needs of the participants Flintwood supports as well as those of their family and supporters.
General Manager of Day program
Megan Vicary joined Flintwood in May 2019 with over 25 years of experience in the corporate, government and NGO sectors. Megan’s drive for inclusion, the person-centred culture of support, and development of quality programs have led to many successful outcomes for participants, their families and carers. She has been involved in the transition to the NDIS and supported the implementation of quality and sustainable service models. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science – Psychology and Criminology. Megan has also been a member of many committees across the NGO sectors over the years for a diverse range of disadvantaged communities. Megan places a great deal of importance in values alignment with the intent of her professional work.
General Manager of People, Finance & Systems
With over 20 years’ experience in the disability sector, she has an appreciation for providing first-rate customer service to participants, business partners and team members. A motivational leader with strong analytical, organisational and problem-solving skills, Racheal is committed to the highest levels of ethical, professional and personal excellence. A passionate advocate for people with a disability, Racheal places participants at the centre of all practice – ensuring an environment that is conducive to success for all involved.
Our goal is to create and enhance opportunities for people with disabilities