“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill
Empowering Independence Through Person-Centered Support
There are many physical and intellectual disability and mental health support services out there, but it can be hard to find the right one that caters to your needs. Sapphire Support are an NDIS service provider dedicated to helping you receive the care and assistance you need to live a full and independent life.
Maybe you want to live independently, require home modifications or simply want to get out more and experience your surrounding neighbourhood. At Sapphire Support, we provide person-centred support that is tailored to your unique needs and goals.
If this sounds like you, then we can help. Assisting you to live your life, your way, is our primary goal. Get in touch with us to get your plan started!
Disability And Mental Health Support
OUR SUPPORT SERVICES
Supported Independent Living
Supported Independent Living with Sapphire Support means that your needs will be met with a helping hand in order to help you live life in your own accommodation on your own terms.
Specialist Disability Accommodation
Our newly built Specialised Disability Accommodation home in Nambour is bright and modern, purpose-built to make life easier for those with high and complex care needs.
Social And Community Participation
The goal of Social and Community Participation is to give people with disabilities an opportunity for meaningful engagement in their communities. Let us help you engage your community and be more active in social activities.
Why Choose Sapphire Support
We understand that everyone is different, with their own unique set of circumstances. Our person-centred approach means that your needs always come first.
We believe in being upfront and honest with our clients. We take responsibility for our actions, commitments and the well-being of those we care for.
All of our staff members are highly trained and experienced in disability and mental health support. You can be confident that you are receiving the best possible care.
We believe that everyone is unique and deserves to be treated as an individual. Our support services are tailored to your specific needs and goals.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
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DISABILITY AND MENTAL HEALTH FAQ’S
What Is Disability?
Disability is when a significant impairment (either by condition of function) affects an individual. Impairment can include physical, sensory, intellectual or cognitive and also includes chronic diseases and mental illness. The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) for example defines disability using six separate, but inclusive descriptions.
In relation to a person, this means: (a) total or partial loss of the person’s bodily or mental functions; or (b) total or partial loss of a part of the body; or (c) the presence in the body of organisms causing disease or illness; or (d) the presence in the body of organisms capable of causing disease or illness;
Additionally, this is means (e) the malfunction, malformation or disfigurement of a part of the person’s body; or (f) a disorder or malfunction that results in the person learning differently from a person without the disorder or malfunction.
Or (g) a disorder, illness or disease that affects a person’s thought processes, perception of reality, emotions or judgment or that results in disturbed behaviour; and includes a disability that: (h) presently exists; or (i) previously existed but no longer exists; or (j) may exist in the future (including because of a genetic predisposition to that disability); or (k) is imputed to a person.
What Are Disability And Mental Health Support Services?
Disability services and Mental health Support Services refer to services provided by public or private organisations that assist people living with mental illness and disabilities (participants) to help them perform functions of daily living and achieve their goals.
Disability and Mental Health support services can also apply to the family and carers of people with disabilities. Services provided can include Supported Independent Living (SIL), Short Term Accommodation (STA), Social and Community Participation (CP) and respite services to name a few.
What Are The Types Of Disability And Is There A List Of Disabilities?
In Australia, the Department of Social Services provides a Guide to the list of Recognised Disabilities which outlines disabilities in two parts. Part 1 is Recognised Disabilities and Part 2 is Medical Disabilities.
In terms of the NDIS’s Access to Operational Guidelines, there are 5 lists (A through to E) covering various disability categories and requirements. List A is provided here.
Is Sapphire Support an Approved NDIS Disability And Mental Health Services Provider?
Yes. We are registered as a Provider with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (#4050043190). Call us on 1300 881 884 for more information on how we can help you!
What Are Disability Benefits and The Disability Support Pension?
According to the Australian government, the Disability Support Pension and Disability Benefits can be considered the same thing. It is a payment system for people who have a permanent physical, intellectual or psychiatric condition that stops them from working.
More information, including NDIS based information, can be found here at the Australia Services government website.