St Giles was founded by the community in 1937 as a response to the then pressing need to provide aftercare support to children afflicted by polio. Today it is a leading disability service provider operating thoughout Tasmania.   Its services include allied health services such as therapy, community access and family support and community services including respite (both in-home and out of home) supported accommodation, personal in-home support, seating and equipment service and an accessible holiday home.   As a non-government organisation St Giles relies on the government and the generosity of business and the community to fund its services.