Our Mission

"Pursuing the dignity of independence"

For Brightwater, no one is beyond care.

Here, we value the potential that lives inside each and every one of us, no matter what that looks like. It’s our ability to strive towards our best-self every day, to keep learning and to keep growing.

This drives all that we do.

Sure, it’s not always easy, but this journey that we’re on together comes with its own reward. This pursuit of independence brings with it the dignity of control over our own lives.

And everyone deserves the right to pursue that.  

Help make our mission possible

No matter how big or small, every donation helps.

By pursuing the dignity of independence, we provide people with the means, knowledge, opportunity and strength to enable wellbeing and enjoy life’s possibilities.

Underpinning our mission is the Personhood approach, which is the feeling or sense of self we get from being in a social group, and what we do within that group. When our surrounding environment is positive and supportive, our self-esteem is reaffirmed and strengthened.

Our Values

Care, Learning, Innovation, People

Care – we care about and for each other

Learning – we continually respond to our own and other people’s changing needs

Innovation – we harness our creative energy and transform it into activities and outcomes that make a difference

People – we recognise and respect each other and every person and value all the relationships which connect us

Diversity & Inclusion

At Brightwater, we welcome people with the full diversity of life experiences, thoughts and beliefs. We foster a culture of inclusion, collaboration and innovation where our clients and staff can flourish.

Brightwater is committed to:

  • Building and supporting an inclusive culture
  • Providing inclusive and respectful services, enabling our client's to fully enjoy life's possibilities
  • Recognising and supporting the unique challenges and experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people; culturally and linguistically diverse communities; individuals with disabilities; and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • Celebrating the achievements of a diverse community