Inspired is a community hub that individuals with support needs can access and feel comfortable learning new skills.
A non-profit organisation open to the whole community (NDIS participants included). Included in their services are group classes (including art classes), individual support, and training.
We have a training rooms offering Art/ music creative classes including metal work, weaving, clay sculpting, painting, drawing, computer literacy programs, robotics, coding, and assistance through your certificates.
A beautiful Gallery space available for exhibition hire and shop front selling local handmade art.
There are also opportunities for employment and training.
Pinnacle Support Coordination & Services offers a comprehensive range of services for NDIS Plan Managed and Self Managed Participants.
We will take the time to help you to understand your plan and help you tailor so that it's 100% individualised and unique to you and your goals.
Pinnacle Support Coordination & Services is almost one, and we have recently expanded our teams.
On our Support Services team, we are very excited and extremely lucky to have Bernadette Guest and Arief Hudson join Brendan Movliatti on the Service Team, they have a wealth of knowledge and experience between them.
On our Support Coordination team, Allen Bunyan has joined Brad Morris and me. Allen comes with years of not only NDIS Coordination experience but lived disability experience also. We feel very lucky to have him on board.
We have capacity now in both our Support Coordination and Support Services side of Pinnacle. Please contact one of our amazing team members if we can be of assistance.
We specialise in:
Assisting to attend appointments
Providing companionship and conversation
Pinnacle Hub Activities
- Art and Craft
- Pool and Table Tennis
- Cooking Classes
- Games and Lego Fun
- Movies and Popcorn
FUN for all ages
Brad Morris - Support Coordinator, Mobile 0458 949 809
Una Stewart - Support Coordinator, Mobile 0458 966 138
Our core purpose with expertise for those in need within the NDIS space. Beyond support, we’re here to help with life skills, personal development and growth.
Our person-centered approach ensures we best meet the individual needs, presenting circumstances, abilities and requirements of every client. Our outreach programs are flexible and designed to maximise inclusiveness and personal empowerment.
The founder of Far North Queensland Youth and Support Services (FNQYSS) Matthew Russo is driven to make a difference for individuals, in the community. Having worked with a range of clients through the community services industry, Matthew is passionate about providing personal and professional support to those in need and of all ages.
All FNQYSS services are delivered with compassion and caring, with the intention of empowering clients to lead their best lives. Connecting with peers, education, training, employment opportunities, experiencing positive relationships and building self-esteem. FNQYSS works with teenagers and adults living across Cairns city and suburbs, from Gordonvale to Palm Cove and beyond as needed.
Assistance with Self Care Activities
Assistance in Shared Living Arrangements - Supported Independent Living
Short Term Accommodation and Assistance (including the provision of respite care)
Assistance to Access Community, Social and Recreational Activities
Group and Centre Based Activities & Community Based Group Activities
Supports in Employment
Assistance in Coordinating or Managing Life Stages, Transitions and Supports
Skill Development And Training to increase independence, including Public
Assistance With Decision Making, Daily Planning and Budgeting
Contact Matt - email@example.com
Supporting our clients to live an independent life
We are a local family-owned disability, mental health and aged care support service, ‘families looking after families’ and our house to your house approach, we are dedicated in providing a superior professional service with qualified staff in Cairns.
Independent, dignified, assisted living options
Tailored to support individual needs
Home help and support - the way it should be
Caring, qualified professionals
Innovative methodologies for all ethnicities and genders
Based in Mareeba, FlexiChoice is a local disability support organisation aimed at enriching the lives of people with a disability in our community.
FlexiChoice makes it easy for you by offering personal Support Coordination to NDIS participants and or carers.
We can provide information and advice with planning, budgeting and connecting to support services. Once you are receiving funded services we can monitor progress and adjust support as required.
Direct Support (utilising FlexiChoice staff) is currently provided, but not limited to, the FNQ Northern Tablelands region, including:
FlexiChoice offers support including:
Learning and Life-Skills Development
Community Access (including transport)
Shopping & Meal Preparation
Sporting & Leisure Activities
Light Domestic Support
Independent Living Assistance
Recreational Activity Base
Overnight 24 hours Care
Planning & Case Management
ISS is an independent, local organisation empowering children and adults who have a disability to reach their individual goals.
We have a holistic approach to delivering person-centred support. ISS can and will provide more than just support; we provide an individualised service that you can trust to develop your life choices.
ISS assists Self managed or Plan managed participants. Although should you require assistance changing your plan from NDIA managed, ISS can assist to give you the opportunity to broaden your service choices.
Our Services include;
Support Workers to support in Community Access, Personal Care, Daily Living and more tailored to your needs.
Centre and Community Group Based Activities (being developed currently)
STA, MTA and Respite Accommodation
Paediatric allied health service providing occupational therapy assessment and reporting, individual occupational therapy sessions, dietetics, social work services, early childhood development specialist interventions and group programs.
Servicing children aged 0-9 years.
GSL: a Good Start to Life is located in Cairns, Far North Queensland. We design and deliver tailored services and supports for children and young adults living with disabilities
Provides specialist services for children through to young adults, and their families, living with a disability and/or mental health disorder.
Individual Support Services: Assistance with daily living and Community and Social access.
Accommodation Services: Short and Medium Stay and Assistance, Supported Independent Living and Holiday Accommodation
GSL: A Good Start to Life
Accommodation Services: Short and Medium Stay and Assistance, Supported Independent Living and soon, Holiday Accommodation
Shared or individual accommodation services are for kids and young adults living with a disability aged between 16 and 24 years of age.
Short Term Accommodation And Assistance
This service under the NDIS replaces what was previously know as Respite Service. You will stay a night or two with a support worker in a residence. You might or might not have to share the residence with other participants.
Medium Term Accommodation is a service that provides the opportunity for participants to access a 90-day duration while they are preparing to move into their forever home. During their time within the service, participants will be able to work towards gaining independence skills in a supported environment while being assisted to find their new home.
Supported Independent Living (SIL)
This is a long term support service where a support worker is assigned to assist you in your own place or one of our properties where you will be sharing accommodation with other participants.
Brain Boosting activities to nurture and extend your child’s education.
Small group homework help
English and Maths group sessions
LEGO and robotics club
A “one stop shop” for Nurturing and Extending young minds. When your child enters The Brain Space they will experience up to 4 Brain Boosting activities challenging their mind and body.
We incorporate both educational extension and consolidation activities with physical activity for a whole body learning experience. Your child will finish each session with their homework done, their education enriched and their body exercised. Ready to go home for some quality family time!
Great way to socialise in a group and have fun at the same time.
Schools, Outside School Hours Care, Children's Program, Art Therapy, School Holiday Paint Club and Team Building School groups are encouraged to start a conversation and book in advance for your daytime or evening events.
Cootharinga is a Not for Profit and iconic charitable community organisation which plays a major role in North Queensland communities by supporting people who live with disabilities.
Our services include:
Assistance with Daily Living
Supported Independent Living
Community and Social Participation
Life Skills Programs
Equipment Solutions Outreach Program
We provide high quality services from 24 hours live in care in the comfort of your home, to long term or respite. Our experienced team will be by your side throughout the care service to give you peace of mind to you and your loved ones.
We assist with social skills development for participation in a community and social activities as well as in home training for general life skills aimed at increasing independence.
We assist participants to understand the various aspects of their NDIS plans as well as help in implementing them.
We can coordinate a 24 hours, 7 days a week supported program by providing high level care in the safe, familiar and comfortable environment of “home”. mental health disability support services Cairns
We support clients to find and maintain suitable, appropriate and safe accommodation specific to their needs.
We provide support to clients in a group home or in a shared living arrangement with a focus on developing and empowering our clients to live as independently as possible.
Abilifly has a range of social and community-based programs aimed at improving client’s engagement in the community.
This could include Arts and Crafts, Creative Writing, Fishing, Gardening, Boating and Stress Relief Swimming activities.
63-65 Sondrio Street, Woree, 4868
Shop 1 11 West Street, Mount Isa 4825
Define Normal Life Supports promotes equality and inclusion through person-centered practices.
We offer a range of therapeutic supports available to children and adults who have additional needs.
These include the provision of:
information and advocacy
Allied health assistant
social skills groups
access to supported accommodation and community support.
Our all-new short term accommodation is located on the beach front of the beautiful Kurrimine Beach, North Queensland.
Nestled in a quiet suburban street this accommodation provides a home away from home where you r loved ones can relax or have the opportunity to learn new skills to live more independently. Our experienced mentors will be flexible in supporting our participants needs in a safe, familiar and comfortable environment
Define Normal Life Style Supports now has a level two Allied Therapy Assistants on board.
Amy will be working alongside both our speech and occupational therapist. She has a passion in paediatrics, a drive to succeed with a friendly outgoing nature. She will be both mobile and in clinic from Innisfail - Cardwell
Results Fitness Training aims to provide the best services possible to suit any individual, with the goal to assist in increasing independence, physical and mental health and wellbeing and community engagement. Our services provide support which are suited to a broad range of physical and mental health conditions.
Personal Training Services:
Personal Training services are provided by Ryan Sciacca. Ryan holds a B. Exercise and Sport Science, and has extensive personal training and sports training experience with NDIS participants and the wider community. Ryan provides services which adopt evidence-based practices to develop effective exercise programs and interventions to improve bodily function and ability. These can be specifically tailored to participants with bodily deficits or conditions. Services also include specialized exercise plans aimed at achieving participants physical and mental wellbeing goals. This assures participants they are provided with a specific plan which suits a wide range of goals, including general health, function, fitness needs, and rehab protocols. Ryan can also tailor plans which improve fitness requirements needed to participate in a specific sport/ recreation that a participant may be involved in. Additionally, if a participant needs training services to work in conjunction with exercise physiologists, physiotherapists, or other allied health professionals, Ryan can assist in following a set out exercise plan correctly.
Personal Training services are run out of Genesis Smithfield and available from 7 am to 6 pm. Participants will be able to meet new people and make friends in a social environment if they choose to do so. Facilities are disability friendly, airconditioned, 24/7 access, and facilitate strength, cable, machine, and cardio machine equipment. Participants who do regular sessions with Results Fitness Training will be allocated a free membership and key tag, so they are able to access the facilities on their own, or with other carers if they choose to do so.
Community Participation, Indoor/ Outdoor Recreational Services:
Community Participation services are aimed to provide capacity building support which allows participants to choose outdoor/ indoor activities which benefit participants specific wants and needs, and which are suited participants abilities. Both low impact and higher impact activities are available, and plans are flexible to develop along with the participants’ needs and goals. This includes general physical and recreational activities such as bike riding, hiking, walking/ jogging, bowling, swimming, frisbee and any other physical activities participants may choose. Other options include engaging in community services, such as providing support for individuals who may want to join soccer, basketball, hockey, swimming teams or other recreational groups. Access to community participation allows for a fun and engaging mode of physical exercise, aimed at improving participants overall fitness, well-being, social skills, and community engagement.
Community Participation services are provided throughout the Cairns region, allowing participants to choose their preferred type of activity.
Northern Cairns Region (For Outdoor/ Indoor Community Participation and Recreational Activities)
Anglicare North Queensland Limited strives to achieve social justice and provide opportunities for people in need to reach fullness of life, in response to the...
Anglicare North Queensland Limited (ANQL) operates many programs across North Queensland with activities extending south through Townsville to Mackay, west to Mt Isa and north to Cairns, Cape and Torres Strait. ANQL has experience in a broad range of Service Areas across the region which include Housing and Homelessness, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Out of Home Care for Young people, Public Diversionary and Community Outreach services.
ANQL works towards reducing systemic social disadvantage in Australia and the organisation has operated throughout this region for over 30 years.
Across the region ANQL employs over 200 staff and volunteers and encourages in its operations social diversity, access and inclusion, community and consumer participation (where this is applicable).
ARC Disability Services Inc. is a community based organisation with a long history in the Cairns and Far North, supporting children and adults who have a disability their families and support networks. Established in 1976 by a group of parents with a vision for their children, we pride ourselves on being person focused, friendly, flexible and fun!
Our Vision is that people who have a disability are empowered to reach their full potential, dreams, and aspirations, enabling them to enjoy a fulfilling life of their choosing as valued members of the community.
We work collaboratively with our service users, their support networks, and the community, to facilitate a range of options and opportunities which promote active participation for all.
ARC Inclusive Education Resource Centre https://www.arcinc.org.au/inclusive-education-resource-centre.html
Coordination of Supports
Supported Independent Living
Social & Community Participation
Short Term Accommodation.
The ARC Holiday House provides Short Term Accommodation Assistance to people with disabilities in a friendly, tailorable to need and family style supported residential setting.
Our Residential Short Term Accommodation service is based in a large wheelchair accessible family style house in Manunda. We offer guests an opportunity for a complete break from their usual living circumstances by providing overnight care for short periods or for longer stays.
Up to 4 guests can stay at the house at any one time, although an additional place may be available in an emergency situation.
ARC Supported Independent Living is an invaluable service that focuses on creating inspiring lifestyles of choice, control and empowerment.
ARC is dedicated to promoting a holistic support option, which assists the person to plan their whole of life activities. This is based on their identified dreams, aspirations and future plans.
PO Box 942N North Cairns QLD
Manta Therapy is an Occupational Therapy practice offering OT services to the Cairns region. We are locals helping locals to repair, improve and maintain their quality of life.
Occupational Therapy is a person centric health profession that involves ongoing analysis and assessment to understand what activities you currently do, what you aspire to achieve, as well as problem solving any challenges or limitations. Our team offer individualised solutions and work in collaboration with you to produce strategies to make day to day activities easier or more meaningful.
We can assist with:
Activities of daily living retraining and skill development
Functional capacity assessments
Home modification assessments
Assistive technology prescription
SIL / SDA assessments
Meet the Team:
Allied Health Assistants:
Provides a range of services including child and family counselling and social support programs.
We help by:
Providing psychological services and counselling to families with children under the age of 18 from qualified and experienced staff;
Assisting you to access a range of free government-funded services that will help your family become more resilient;
Providing support and counselling to young people (under 25 years old) for all issues, including alcohol and other drugs misuse.
All of our staff are degree-qualified and registered with appropriate professional bodies.
Better Together is committed to your privacy and confidentiality and have strict processes and guidelines to safeguard your information and identity.
This includes video-conference sessions.
Queensland Country Women’s Association
Women from all walks of life are members of the QCWA and they join for a variety of reasons. The QCWA means something different to everyone and that’s the way we like it.
Craft, sewing and social mornings, Country Kitchen facilitators provide workshops, demonstrations and information sessions
Atherton Branch: Jack Street, Atherton - firstname.lastname@example.org
Herberton Branch: 11 William Street, Herberton - email@example.com
Malanda Branch: 3 Elizabeth Street, Malanda - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mareeba Branch: Dempster Street, Mareeba - Margery.email@example.com
Millaa Millaa Branch: 3 Palm Ave, Millaa Millaa - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mount Garnet Branch: 16 Garnet Street, Mount Garnet - email@example.com
Ravenshoe Branch: 15 Herbert Street, Ravenshoe - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tolga Branch: 60 Main Street, Tolga - email@example.com
Yungaburra Branch: 1 Gillies Highway, Yungaburra - firstname.lastname@example.org
Lifestyle Connections Association Incorporated is a family governed not for profit organisation. We assist people with a disability in the Cairns Area to plan what support they need to live an ordinary life within their community. We employ support people to assist individuals on a one to one basis to participate in their chosen recreation, leisure and lifestyle activities in generic community settings.
Plan Management - Lifestyle Connections can act as the financial manager for your NDIS Plan.
This includes making payments to Providers, expense claims processing, providing monthly statements and claiming payment from the NDIA.
As a Plan Manager we also liaise with providers and Service Users to implement and manage the plan Support Co-ordination - Provide support co-ordination for Service User’s with more complex needs
Lifestyle Connections Association Inc
Participate in Community
Assist with Personal Activities
Assist with Personal Activities – High
Life Skills Development
Bungalow, Qld 4870, Australia
Disability services available at Cairns
Get out and about in the local community
Individual and group supports are offered to give people with disability more access to the local Cairns community. Activities and outings our clients enjoy include:
Attending sporting matches
Restaurants and dining
Using public transport
Whatever your goals, we’re determined to help you get there. We provide a range of integrated therapies including:
Occupational therapy - Occupational therapists can work with you to be more involved in the activities you enjoy, build new skills and grow your independence. Whether your goal is to make life at home easier or to master a specific activity that's important to you, our therapists can work with you on a range of goals around self-care, school readiness, fine motor skills, social and life skills, equipment prescription and home modifications.
OT is Leah Rudd
Creative, Recreational & Life Skills Programs
CPL's Cairns service has a thriving creative program, as well as offering capacity building opportunities for clients who want to learn new skills. Activities include:
In Home support for children, teenagers and adults
In home disability support can have a huge impact on your life. We invest time in matching you with someone who can work with your values and your lifestyle, so you can live life just the way you want. We can support you with:
Getting ready for school, university or work
Getting ready for bed
Light domestic duties
We're passionate about supporting individuals to gain paid employment. We have a range of disability employment and training pathways that are supportive, practical and designed to help you reach your goals and employment aspirations.
At CPL, we have a range of housing options that work for you. From short-term accommodation to supported independent living, our accommodation options are here to help maximise your independence. We understand that everyone has different support needs and different goals for what living independently means for them and that’s why we offer a range of support options that can be tailored to your needs and goals. For Supported Accommodation Vacancies around Qld go to https://www.cpl.org.au/SILvacancies
Art Psychotherapy with Alison Joy Lacy
Registered NDIS Provider
Art Therapy is about making new connections - Physiologically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially. Group workshops or individual sessions .
At Create Centre, clients are playfully invited to explore current challenges through a combination of art-making, story-telling, movement, and drama.
Most importantly is a safe, inviting, and confidential space for clients to explore their inner strengths, and to use those strengths to create connections with themselves and others.
Bachelor of Art Psychotherapy
Child Centred Play Therapy - Professional development
Provisional Membership with Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA)
Certificate in Youth and Family Work
Certificate in Child and Adolescence Mental Health
Associate Diploma in Visual Arts
Blue Card – Working with Children’s Check (WWCC)
Yellow Card – Working with disabilities
Endeavour Foundation supports people with an intellectual disability to live, learn, work and flourish according to their own interests and priorities. We’re at the heart of local communities – offering choice, opportunities and personalised support in Mareeba, Cairns and Innisfail, Queensland.
We focus on ability and making things happen. Whether it’s learning life skills, living independently, socialising and making new friends, finding a job you love or exploring interests and trying new things, we work with you to make your possibilities a reality.
Supported Employment - Mareeba, Innisfail and Cairns
At Endeavour Foundation we believe employment opportunities are a critical part of an inclusive, empowering community for people with disability.
The type of services we offer vary from site to site and include:
Food and product manufacturing
Document destruction and
We service a broad spectrum of national and local clients and have a range of work and training options designed to help you reach your goals, feel part of a team and earn an income from day one.
Learning and Lifestyle - Cairns and Innisfail
Whether it’s learning life skills, living independently, socialising and making new friends, getting job ready or exploring interests and trying new things, we work with you to make your possibilities a reality. Together, we’ll co-design your personal learning journey to make sure that it fits your needs and gets you to where you want to be.
We have smart and assistive technologies available to help you to clearly communicate your choices and preferences. We can also support you in learning how to use technology, including our ground-breaking Virtual Learning Environment, to help you reach your goals. Our sites are fitted with large, fully equipped kitchens, outdoor areas, recreational spaces and quiet areas.
Accommodation - North Qld
Endeavour Foundation’s supported accommodation offers modern facilities in a friendly supportive environment. Our houses are designed specifically to suit the needs of people with disability and generally operate 24 hours per day, 7 days per week with staff that sleepover at night. If you need extra assistance at night, we can provide staff on an ‘awake’ shift.
We currently offer accommodation in the following suburbs:
We can provide as little or as much support as you’d like at home, whether it’s your own home, a private rental or community housing. Whether you have complex support needs or just need some additional support in your home, we’re here to help!
We can be on hand as little or as much as you need. We listen to your individual needs and wishes to develop a roster where qualified support staff can drop in to provide specific support at specific times, or be on hand up to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Our mission is to assist in improving the lives of individuals who live with a disability by setting up a solid support foundation that NDIS Cairns recipients can use to make their aspirations a reality.
We're here to help those in need achieve their goals, increase independence, and maintain healthy relationships. We are a new NDIS service provider in Cairns, and we welcome NDIS participants who require support and assistance with their plan.
0101 Accommodation / Tenancy Assistance
0106 Assist-Life Stage, Transition
0107 Assist-Personal Activities
0115 Daily Tasks/Shared Living
0116 Innov Community Participation
0117 Development-Life Skills
0120 Household Tasks
0125 Participate Community
0126 Ex Phys Pers Training
0132 Specialised Support Coordination
0136 Group/Centre Activities
and (Future SDA).
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Global Care Solutions is a disability support services provider based in Cairns, Queensland.
We provide a range of disability services. With the range of services, we provide, we aim to make a difference in the lives of those with a disability. The goal is to make each of our participant’s lives easier, fairer and more involved by participating within their own communities.
Global Care Solutions Pty Ltd was established with the sole aim of offering disability services that puts the participant as a priority in creating opportunities, promoting independence and progression in a safe and non-discriminative environment.
OUR REGISTERED SERVICES
Community Nursing Care
Assistance with Household Tasks
Daily Personal Activities
Daily Tasks in a Group or Shared Living
Travel and Transport
Maintain Employment or Higher Education
Daily Personal Activities (High-Intensity)
Birdwing Therapies are qualified Social Workers Practitioners.
Professional assessments and therapeutic counselling.
is a social work practice that offers a comprehensive range of professional services to support children, families and adults. Our dedicated team are Clinical Social Workers who have a wealth of experience and knowledge in helping children and adults to meet achievable goals.
Children’s Group Work Programs
We offer group work programs especially designed for young and school age children.
Our children’s group work programs help build self esteem, resilience, empathy, communication and problem solving skills and create a positive sense of Self.
Children learn self regulation skills and relaxation techniques to promote their mental health and well being.
Parents and carers are involved in understanding the potential value of these strategies and we support them to be incorporated within the home setting. Calmer children, calmer parents! Ahh!
We consider this helps the child/ren to generalise the skills and support proactive self care at home. Many parents and carers really enjoy the relaxation techniques too!
Call St John’s Community Care to discuss your options. Our highly trained community services planners are available to determine your needs and discuss your options.
Redlynch & Cairns Area, Services Provided:
Day Respite, Social Support, Disability Services, Ages Care Packages, Aged Care Support ,Home Maintenance, Day Respite, Allied Health, Home Modifications, Mental Health Support, Transport, Multicultural Access, School Respite, Disability Host Provider.
Cnr Kamerunga & Fairweather Roads Redlynch QLD, 4870 Phone 07 4039 9700
Gordonvale/ Castlereagh, Services Provided:
Day Respite, Social Support, Disability Services, Ages Care Packages, Aged Care Support, Home Maintenance, Day Respite, Allied Health, Home Modifications, Mental Health Support, Transport, Multicultural Access, School Respite, Disability Host Provider.
97 Castlereagh Street Gordonvale Phone 07 4015 1533
Gordonvale/ Castlereagh, Services Provided:
Day Respite, Social Support, Disability Services, Ages Care Packages, Aged Care Support, Home Maintenance, Day Respite, Allied Health, Home Modifications, Mental Health Support, Transport, Multicultural Access, School Respite, Disability Host Provider.
Lot 3 Highleigh Road, Gordonvale QLD 4865 Phone 07 4015 1527
Mareeba & Atherton Tablelands Area, Services Provided:
Day Respite, After School Respite, Social Support, Disability Services, Aged Care Support, Aged Care Packages, Allied Health, Overnight Respite, Home Modifications.
5 Quill St, Mareeba QLD 4880 Phone 07 4092 6912
Innisfail & Cassowary Coast Area, Services Provided:
Day Respite, Social Support, Disability Services, Ages Care Packages, Allied Health, Home Modifications, Transport, In-Home Respite, Lawn mowing, Overnight Respite.
120 Rankin Street Innisfail QLD 4860 Phone 07 4061 2819
Thursday Island & Torres Strait Area, Services Provided:
Disability Services, Aged Care Packages, Home Modifications, In Home Respite.
71 Douglas Street Thursday Island QLD 4875 Phone 07 4090 3666
Coen/ Cape York, Services Provided:
Day Respite, After School Respite, Social Support, Disability Services, Aged Care Support, Home Care Packages, Allied Health, Overnight Respite, Home Modifications
6 Shephard Street Coen QLD 4892 Phone 07 4060 120
The REFOCUS NDIS Program provides culturally appropriate services to our Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander & Cultured community who are receiving funding through the NDIS.
Our experienced and cultured support workers can provide a range of flexible supports to assist NDIS participants and for those who have that extra Support Coordination funding we can provide these services too. We strive to engage and empower Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander & Cultured children, young people, and individuals to achieve their aspirations and to reduce barriers to reach positive outcomes.
Independent Living Skills
Social & Community Access
Goo and Glitter Studio (Arts and Crafts)
It’s all about you!!
We will support you to work towards living the life you want to live, socialise with the people you want to be with and reach the goals you have always wanted to achieve!
Our vision, our mission.
Sister, together we RISE!
Sister Rise Collective is devoted to supporting women and young girls follow their dreams, speak their truth, connect to their heart space and find their Sisterhood.
We highlight this by offering a unique collective of supportive programs, workshops, events and services with a formidable focus on female empowerment.
Sisterhood. Empowerment. Connection.
All the programs we offer at Sister Rise Collective are anchored deeply onto these three values and we are proud to be the exclusive home of signature programs RISE, Yaya Sisterhood & Mystic Teens alongside being the only First Moon Circle® certified facilitator in Far North Qld.
Also available, 1 - 1 mentoring and coaching with tweens & teens girls and women.
Autism Queensland provides speech pathology and occupational therapy services for people of all ages.
Limited psychology services are currently available in Cairns.
Autism Queensland Cairns is located at Edmonton, Cairns. Our specialist therapy and teaching team provide the following services for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families living in Cairns, Atherton, Innisfail, Weipa and surrounding areas.
Groups for Children and Adolescents (7-17 years)
Individual Therapy (all ages)
Allied Health & Diagnostic Assessments
School Advisory Service
Autism Queensland School (Prep – Year 3)
AQ are registered to provide support connection and coordination of supports to NDIS participants who have provision for this service in their NDIS plan.
A local family governed organisation that specialises in individualised support to assist people with a disability to have choice and control in their life.
A local family governed organisation that specialises in individualised Core and Capacity Building Supports to assist people 18+ years of age with a disability to have choice and control in their life.
Real Living Options Association Inc. works collaboratively with people with a disability and their families/support networks to provide assistant on a one to one basis on the following ways;
- To live in their own home or in the family home
- To have and/or maintain independence
- To participate in community
- To enjoy social and recreational activities
Services we provide:
Daily Personal Activities
Participation in community, social and civic activities
Group and Centre Based Activities
Capacity Building Supports
Development of Daily Living and Life Skills
Assistance in coordinating or managing life stages, transition and supports
Alpha Care NQ is a disability service provider based in Cairns offering the following services in the Cairns and surrounding areas with the capacity to provide 24/7 support.
We have qualified and experienced team members including Registered Nurses and Support Workers to assist with the consumers needs and are accepting new clients and referrals.
Please find below some of the services we offer.
- Disability support including but not limited to providing assistance and or supervision with activities of daily living (ADL's) with emphasis on promoting independence.
- Community Participation & Engagement
- Support with household chores
- Therapeutic Support
- Group Activities
- Community Nursing Care
- Life Skills Developmental Support
- Transition Care such as post hospital care, reablement and rehabilitation.
- Mental Health support
- Accommodation Support and more...
All our services are provided holistically with a person centered approach.
We work with the client, their families, the community and the support coordinators to achieve their both long and short term goals.
Welcome to your one-stop resource for top quality tutoring and test preparation that you can trust. We help students achieve their academic goals, providing them with time-tested strategies that work.
Benefits of studying at Learning Tree Tuition:
As a top tuition centre, we pride ourselves on providing a personalised learning experience, guiding each student toward excellence. Below are just a few of the many reasons you should choose us to support your child with their goals.
1. Improve Confidence and Results
Practise = Performance.
At Learning Tree Tuition, we put our students first. Our proven teaching methods build confidence in all students, no matter their starting point. Qualified tutors help students strengthen their foundations and improve their skills, with guaranteed results. We’re here to give your child with strategies for success and help them achieve their best.
2. Small Group Tutoring with Independent Learning Time
Small group tuition supports independence.
Our amazing tutors are always there to give individual instruction and support when needed. More importantly, our students are provided with time to problem solve and work through tasks independently, knowing there is help available when required.
3. Fantastic Facilities
Custom-designed and built.
Learning Tree Tuition is the only purpose built tutoring centre in the Northern Beaches. Our tutoring rooms have been designed thoughtfully to create a learning environment with no distractions.
Our highly qualified teachers help your child achieve your goals with proven methods that guarantee results. We support students looking to both strengthen their foundations and improve their performance. Below are some of the subjects we offer.
Math Tutoring - Preparing Your Child for Success
English Tutoring - Reach Higher
Reading and Writing Tutoring - Exceed Your Expectation
Also offers School Holiday Tutoring and Activities
Plan Management - One on One Support - Group Based Activities - Cleaning & Gardening - Support Coordination - Finding & Keeping a Job.
Disability Matters has been working actively in the Tablelands community to provide help and understanding with quality disability support care since 1990. Formed in response to community need, the organisation was originally known as Tableland Respite Care Association. The name was changed in May 2016 to better communicate what the organisation is all about: Disability Matters to us.
Disability Matters offers disability support services to the Tablelands region and also an extended catchment area from Cardwell to Cape York.
Support coordination - Plan Management - Housing and accommodation
The Disability Matters Support Coordinator will enable an individual to build their capacity (and that of their networks) with the aim of independently managing their issues and supports whilst meeting their goals and exercising choice in obtaining supports that assist them in pursuing their own lifestyles
Disability Matters Support Accommodation
For those times when everyone just needs a break, we provide 24-hour support in accommodation at our Cook St house in Atherton. The house provides overnight care, 7 days per week. With up to four clients able to stay at a time, the house has built up a reputation of being a caring, supportive and enjoyable “home away from home” for people living with a disability.
Clients are encouraged and supported to participate in a variety of activities whilst at Cook Street, both indoors and outdoors. Some activities we offer at Cook Street include:
• Access to a sensory room
• Music sessions
• Craft sessions
• Fun days with BBQ’s and games
• Outings into the community and local attractions including Tinaroo Dam, Lake Eacham, local parks and whatever other activities or events are being held
Younger clients at the home often feel they have gained some independence away from their families whilst their parents have peace of mind knowing that their child is being appropriately supported.
Our support at Cook Street is based on a 1 support worker to 2 clients (1:2) ratio, however, we have the ability to scale down to 1:4 or up to 1:1.
Phone 07 4235 7200
39 Robert Street, Atherton QLD 4883 (Corner of Robert and Water St)
Disability Matters - Supported Independent Living
Disability Matters manages supported independent living (SIL) houses where housemates are provided with 24/7 support. This is their home!
Supported independent living is a wonderful opportunity for people who wish to live their own life, have the company of a housemate/s and there is the comfort and reassurance that care and support is in place all day every day. Our support workers provide assistance with banking, shopping, domestic chores and skill development if and when required.
Disability Matters can source a home for those who are interested in pursuing this option. We will guide you through the NDIS pathway to gain the required SIL funding and if required also find you a compatible housemate.
If you are interested in SIL in the future, but not quite ready yet, we can place you on a ‘waiting list’ for when a vacancy becomes available in one of our existing houses.
To apply for Supported Independent Living, please go here and register online https://disabilitymatters.org.au/apply.html
(Corner of Robert and Water St)
Matthew Ebden - Psychosocial Occupational Therapy. Implementing a variety of occupational therapy techniques that are participant-focused and culturally sensitive. Services available in home, work, school and community or via Telehealth.
Drawing on extensive experience and best available research evidence, we work as a partners in participant recovery in the following areas:
Functional assessment - Personal care - Household tasks - Education - Transport use - Employment - Healthy lifestyle -
Mobility - Goal development - Health promotion - Social inclusion - Outdoor pursuits - Recreation - Assistive technologies - Budgeting -
Communication - Relationships - Personal development - Volunteering - Community activities - Life-satisfaction - Skill development -
Physical activity - Money handling - Nature for health - Social skills
Implementing a variety of occupational therapy techniques that are participant-focused and culturally sensitive, including:
Education and training
Practical and activity-based interventions
Individual and group interventions
Liaising with care coordinators, support workers, family, healthcare agencies, employers, education providers, volunteer and community organisations
Partnering with health professionals such as psychologists, social workers, speech therapists, physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, psychiatrists, general practitioners and dieticians
Mobile service and Telehealth
Humility Care is a family-based NDIS Provider who knows our community. Our core values are honesty, excellence, and faith.
We offer a range of supports including community, social and recreational access, daily living support, appointment management and assistance, in-home support, assistance in accessing external supports, designing and delivering unique programs to the needs and goals of our clients and so much more.
Awesome Anglers provides Mental Health Respite services through our social and community support.
"Supporting your potential"!
Cairns facilities fishing groups and activities for people living with a Disability or Mental Illness.
Morton Island Day
Supported Day Trips
Short Term Respite
Our service offerings are designed not only from lived experience, our services are designed and facilitated to assist participants to live a better life and to enjoy some of the activities, once thought would not be possible.
We pride ourselves in providing a comfortable, adaptable and compassionate service to each and every participant.
Centacare FNQ provides community-driven and accessible services that make a difference in the lives of individuals, families and the FNQ region.
Support Coordination - Resilience Coaching for Individuals and Groups - Counselling and Therapeutic Supports - Group Activities/Day Program - Other NDIS Registered Activities such as:
Social and Community participation
Mentoring & Peer Support
Individual Skills Development & Training
Life Skills Development
Our overnight respite program offers carers a short-term break from their care giving responsibilities and clients the opportunity to socialise with other guests in a friendly, homely environment. Our employees are on site 24 hours a day, all support services are delivered by qualified and experienced support and all meals are freshly prepared.
Located at the Social Wellbeing Hub situated in a quiet residential area of Holloways Beach. We have made every effort to provide a home from home environment for our guests so as to maintain regular routines.
Centacare Social Wellbeing Hub, 39 Oak Street, Holloways Beach
Phone 07 4055 0890. Mobile 0417 608 141
Soul Shack - FNQ Occupational Therapy
supports for people with disability and mental health challenges respite, short term accommodation, intensive capacity building intervention, Occupational Therapy, employment program, allied health assistants and home and community assistance.
Group respite programs/camps https://www.thesoulshack.com.au/upcoming-events
facility hire for weddings, birthdays and special events.
professional development education.
Services provided at the Soul Shack include:
supports for people with disability and mental health challenges (respite, short term accommodation, intensive capacity building intervention, Occupational Therapy, employment program, allied health assistants and home and community assistance).
Group respite programs/camps
facility hire for weddings, birthdays and special events.
professional development education.
Teen Camps! Best Years of Your Life - Teenagers 13 - 21 years.
Camps in 2022
Develop a new circle of friends with 5 days of exploring, activities and building skills. Refer to Services - Respite - Structured Group Respite Program and/or Intensive Capacity Building Program on this website to see all the activities we will do together throughout the week.
TYC awakens children and young people’s imaginations; inspiring a culture of true creativity
The Young Company aims to:
provide an informal and supportive context for personal and social development in between school and home.
develop young people’s ability to be agents in their own development and use their own imagination.
provide a safe context for young people to take risks and responsibility and assert their independence.
provide young people with opportunities to explore self and experiment with personal identity in a supportive setting.
provide young people with opportunities to take responsibility in work-like contexts and develop a range of pre-vocational skills.
encourage young people to participate more fully in their communities and consider the consequences of the roles they choose to play in the wider world.
provide young people with opportunities to participate in performance and the creative processes
ABC Care (formerly Australian Community Support Services) has been established in response to local community demand for culturally informed, compassionate and empathetic carers and high-quality care for people with disabilities.
Community access, personal care, Group Activities & Day Programs, daily activities, therapeutic support, community nursing and support coordination.
Servicing Cairns, Innisfail, Atherton, Mareeba, Yarrabah, Mossman and Cooktown
We are a trusted, family-owned disability, mental health and aged care support service, passionate about our work and dedicated to providing unparalleled support to those in need in Townsville and Cairns
ONE-ON-ONE SUPPORT - We recognise that one-on-one support can change everything for our participants. We provide unique and customised support services to help our participants live life the way they want. We are always focused on pairing our participants with support workers who will help bring out the best in them. Our supports are modelled around the individual needs and goals of our participants and we support them to live as independently as possible.
IN-HOME SUPPORT - We offer a variety of home-based support. Our focus is to assist and support our participants to remain living and thriving in their own homes in a safe, comfortable and supportive way.
Our home care team ensures that our participants are able to live their life to the fullest all the while enjoying the comfort and safety of their own homes. We’ll provide you with friendly and experienced caregiving who can assist with everything you need. Our team is experienced and full of knowledge to help you get the most out of your life.
RESPITE AND STA - We offer a range of flexible and immediate short-term accommodation and respite care options across North Queensland.
Our short-term accommodation sessions can be catered to one participant or a group of participants. We are passionate about allowing our participants to get out in the community and work on their goals.
SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT - We offer a range of group activities, enabling participants to access their community!
These activities are peer-led support groups and social events. Our activities include day trips in and around the local area, art classes, BBQs, fishing excursions and more!
INDEPENDENT LIVING SKILLS - Our support workers enable our participants to develop skills they can use immediately and take with them into the future. By encouraging and helping our participants to focus not their specific goals, we can help them to master the skills they need to achieve great independence!
Our services include helping participants to develop and follow a budget. Improve their literacy and numeracy, develop their money skills. Understand how to run a household including managing and caring for a household, cooking and laundering clothing.
Cairns Contact – Gavin Franzmann
Learn to express yourself creatively and enjoy an improved sense of wellbeing.
Art Dojo provides a 10-week program for NDIS recipients who are plan and/or self managed.
The program supports you to build social and emotional skills through personal creativity in a group setting.
Through the process of art creation we can explore and understand emotions and reactions, and so build self-understanding and confidence.
Art Dojo classes provide opportunity to expand art education using example artworks as inspiration, and exploring various artistic mediums and techniques.
You don't need to be able to draw or paint to join a program. Art Dojo is about reigniting the childhood enjoyment of creating from within.
Classes include demonstrations, discussion and guidance. I encourage free-play art creation and can assist you to unlock your creativity.
Activities may include drawing, painting, colouring, collage, and modelling clay sculpture.
Venues are suitable for wheelchair access and activities can be adjusted to suit specific needs.
Being Mentors is a disability service organisation that commenced in Darwin and recently expanded to Cairns.
It has capacity to accept new referrals/clients (who are plan and self managed) in the NDIS areas of
Capacity Building - Daily Life, , Self Care, Sleepover Support, Live in Care, Domestic Activities, Respite Care
Core - Community, Social and Civic Activities; Community, Social and Recreational Activities;
Mentoring services include:
• Skill Development/Life Skills
• Transition Plans
• Community Access/ Engagement
• Implement Positive Behaviour Support Plans
• Supporting Employment Pathways
• Activities of daily living/ Personal Care.
Provider is currently not NDIS registered but in process of applying to become registered and will advise once registration achieved.
For more information, contact - Tyson Kulari, Regional Manager - Cairns, Email - email@example.com
headspace Cairns is a free and welcoming safe space for young people aged between 12 and 25 providing access, support and information for a broad range of concerns, including mental health, physical/sexual health, drug and alcohol, employment and education and support for families and carers.
Centres have a range of programs and activities for young people. Just ask the centre what they have on.
Connecting with us is easy, drop into the centre, give us a call or send an email to talk to one of our friendly team members about accessing the support.
Currently our Cairns Facility offers:
24/7 SIL Support (1:1, 1:2 & 1:3 Ratios Available)
Short Term Accommodation
Medium Term Accommodation
Child Safety Residential Accommodation
Coming Soon to the Cairns Facility:
After School Care (6 – 17 aged)
Adult Day Programs (18 – 64 aged)
Vacation Care (6 -17 aged)
Early Learning Centre
If you would like to keep up to date with how we are traveling towards our Cairns open day, keep an eye on our Facebook Page.
If you would like further information regarding any of the above services/ programs, please do not hesitate to contact me on 0491 174 604 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.