EMPOWERability Inc. (EAI) is a not for profit charity that offers a range of services including NDIS Services and supports to people with a disability or who are frail aged. EAI has been providing these services since 1992.EMPOWERability Incorporated (previously known as Hawkesbury Penrith Respite Service – HPRS) was established in April 1993, following considerable lobbying from carers and parents in the Hawkesbury and Penrith Area over many years. From April to August 1993 an independent Steering Committee of local service providers and a consultancy team assisted in their establishment. Approximately half of the original HPRS Management Committee members were people with disabilities, or Carers of people with disabilities.
In early 2013 HPRS commenced employment of Disability Support workers.
Since HPRS began the employment of Disability Support Workers they have been sought by external disability services to carry out and manage brokered respite, emergency care and community participation programs.The change was inspired by the potential new direction their service will undertake as the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is rolled out and service choice and delivery will become more person centred and tailored to suit individual needs, and thus the range of services they provide will expand greatly.