Supporting People with Intellectual Disabilities

The Tipping Foundation

Energy Pledge funded an initiative for The Tipping Foundation recently. Below is a video which helps to show what we achieved with your support...

About this cause

Your thoughtfulness in choosing Energy Pledge will help a wonderful group of people with intellectual disabilities at The Tipping Foundation’s Day Centre at Morwell.

The $40 donation you help generate will go towards the purchase of two lawnmowers and a trimmer that will enable the Centre’s Volunteering Group to garden for community organisations in the Latrobe Valley. Simply click "support" above to support this cause and save money on your energy bills.


How your contribution will make a difference

This modest initiative will have remarkable benefits.

The Volunteering Group is one of the activities that the day centre runs to enable about 70 local people with intellectual disabilities, who might otherwise be isolated, to participate in the community and grow in confidence and independence as a result. Some of the group are not able to communicate verbally or experience difficulty interacting with strangers.


The gardening service itself is also meaningful economically for the Centre and helps other local organisations save on costs. By equipping the group to mow the Centre’s own grounds, the Centre will save $3,500 annually and be able to put it to better use. 


People with disabilities are three times more likely to live in poverty. Almost half (48%) of people with severe or profound disability have mental health problems, compared to 6% of people without disability. Among the most vulnerable, are people in rural and regional areas who have complex support needs.

About The Tipping Foundation

The Tipping Foundation was created in 1970 by a movement of people deeply concerned by the disturbing state of supported accommodation and the outlook for people with disabilities when their parents could no longer support them. Many had been moved to action by internationally-acclaimed journalist E.W. (Bill) Tipping. The organisation that emerged was named in his honour.


Today, The Tipping Foundation works with more than 1,200 people each year. People with intellectual disabilities, acquired brain injury, autism and cerebral palsy. We also work with children and young people who are unable to live with their families. We provide supported shared accommodation; support for people living in their own home; and respite care. We provide residential care, transition, education and disability support, for vulnerable young people.


Thank you! If you’d like to know more about The Tipping Foundation and the Morwell day Service please visit The Tipping Foundation website