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"Finding Disability And Mental Health Support Services Can Be Challenging"

Finding disability and mental health support services that match your specific needs can be a real challenge.

Maybe you want to live independently or take a well-deserved holiday or you’re simply wanting to get out more and experience your surrounding neighbourhood.

If this sounds like you, then we can help. Assisting you to live your life, your way, is our primary goal. Call us now to get your new plan started.

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All it takes is 3 simple steps.

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1. Contact Us

Call us on 1300 881 884 or email enquiries@sapphiresupport.com.au to arrange a meeting.

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2. Meet Us

We ask questions to learn about your goals and support needs and discuss how we can support you.

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3. Choose

It is up to you to decide if you like us to support you, then we start the paperwork.

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Supported Independent Living

Supported Independent Living is assistance with daily tasks to help you live as independently as possible, in your accommodation. 

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Short Term Accommodation

Short Term Accommodation or “Respite” is support and accommodation for a short time away from your usual home.

Social And Community Participation

Social and Community Participation is scheduled and flexible support in your home or out in the community.

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Support Workers

Every Support Worker at Sapphire Support has successfully completed a very specific hiring process to become part of our team so that they can provide you with the highest quality services and actively support you to live as independently as possible in the way you choose.

Individual Clients

To support you to live your best life, we need to understand who YOU are.  We are open minded and listen to your goals, your passions, your likes and all the things that make YOU so unique. Then we design a unique Care Plan to support you.

Family And Friends

The people around you are included as much as you like throughout the whole journey. Family and friends generally know you well and can provide great insights into how we can best support you.


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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.

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