Future Living was developed under the auspices of the Activ Foundation in the 1980’s and incorporated in 1989 as The Hawkevale Trust, a not for profit charitable organisation.

The Trust was established in response to the increasingly familiar question raised by parents “Who will look out for our child when we are no longer able to?”

Founding Chairman, Mr Les Walter, who was well recognised for his pioneering work within the disability sector, set out to answer this question by providing a unique range of services aimed at giving parents a peace of mind and their children a safe and secure future.

In 2011 the name was changed to Future Living Trust to better reflect the vision and a successful philanthropic fundraising campaign to help secure the organisation’s long term future commenced.


Before we knew about Future Living we were anxious about Shelly’s future. We are very grateful and relieved to find such a wonderful organisation that really will provide for her when we can’t.

Leanne, Shelley’s mum, Future Living client

I can’t thank you enough for your guidance so far. I must confess you have well and truly turned this (NDIS) sceptic around.

Des H - Support Coordination client

My husband and I have donated to Future Living since 2012. We want to ensure the organisation continues to create a secure future for people with intellectual disability, recognising their individuality and striving to meet their needs.

The Walker Family

The Safe & Secure program combines practical guidance and expert information in one place that helps families navigate complex issues.

Jennifer Dixon, Practice Leader, Moores Legal, Victoria

I really love working with Future Living. It is great to work with such a dedicated team who genuinely care about their clients. Even though my work does not put me in direct contact with clients, the team always makes me feel like the work I do is helping them to provide a better level of much-needed support in the disability community. It is very rewarding for me.

Maureen Murray, Pro-bono supporter, Go Bizzy

Not for Profit charity helping families across Western Australia for over 30 years

We support families to create specialist wills and estate plans, maximise their child’s NDIS participation, and establish future safeguards. We know that every family’s journey is different, which is why we always get to know you and your situation personally.

Together, we can help you arrange effective services to manage your child’s care, housing, recreation, education and work choices through independent Support Coordination. We can also help enhance their social and community inclusion and reduce potential isolation through facilitating a Circle of Support or providing a Life Mentor.


As an independent provider operating outside of day-to-day care, we keep our focus on the best advice for your family.


In making important decisions for your family, it’s reassuring to know you are working with a team of experienced professionals.


Your family is unique and therefore we take time to listen, understand and genuinely connect with you.

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When you need to rely on someone you can trust, you can trust Future Living. Take the first step now and contact us.