North West Region

A new era in disability care comes to the North-West Coast

One of Tasmania's longest-serving providers of disability care, the Eskleigh  Foundation, will officially open a north-west regional centre in Burnie on Thursday (September 28).

It will be the hub for caring for disabled people under the National Disability Insurance Scheme who live in the north-west and western parts of the State.

Eskleigh's main residential care home is at Perth on the Midland Highway.  It also operates in Launceston and Hobart.

Eskleigh Chairman Linus Grant said an extensive range of care needs was available for clients in their homes or at the centre in Columnar Court, Wilmot St.

“Highly-trained, accredited staff are available to meet the assessed needs   of people in our care,” he said.

“We also offer stimulating outdoor activities for clients and respite care for their loved ones.

“Eskleigh is a non-profit entity which has been caring for disabled people  for 70 years and we look forward to providing the highest level of care for those in need in the north-west and western parts of the state.”

The Burnie centre, at 4-22 Wilmot St, is headed by Sharlene Knight, who has extensive health management experience. She can be contacted on   6432 1776 or via email on

Eskleigh is a Tasmanian NDIS Provider.

We are all excited that we can now offer Eskleigh’s excellent services to you or your family member. 

Introducing Sharlene Knight


Sharlene has been appointed to the position of Coordinator Business Development Officer of the North-West Region.

With a background in health and people management, Sharlene is looking forward to combining both areas with the development of services Eskleigh will now provide in the North-West region of Tasmania.

Sharlene was born and educated in Burnie, is excited to take on this role and is committed to providing quality, individual support services that enrich the lives of people with a disability.

Sharlene will be based in Eskleigh’s Burnie office at Unit 5 Columnar Court, 4-22 Wilmot Street and can be contacted on the office number 03 6432 1776 or via email at