NDIS Funded Disability Support In Sunshine Coast
Supporting Individuals & Families Living With Disability
The Sunshine Coast is home to a vibrant community of individuals living with disabilities, and at Sapphire Support, we are dedicated to providing the disability care services and support they need to live their lives to the fullest.
As one of Sunshine Coast’s leading NDIS disability support providers, we understand that every participant has unique needs and aspirations. We have a wealth of experience in providing tailored disability care services that support people with physical and intellectual disabilities and developmental delays.
Everyone deserves to live a fulfilling life, and achieving this is our passion. If you’re looking for compassionate, person-centered support, contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve your goals.
Our Disability Support Services
Get The Disability Support You Need With SIL & SDA
Don't Let The Challenges Of Disability Hold You Back
Our mission is to assist individuals in achieving a greater level of independence and do so by offering personalised support services in Sunshine Coast tailored to meet their needs. We understand that moving into a new home can be a trying time, which is why we are dedicated to supporting individuals and families every step of the way.
We offer a range of supported independent living and specialist disability accommodation options, including shared living or private homes, across the Sunshine Coast and Gympie. If we don’t have any current vacancies that suit your needs, we’ll work with you to tailor an accommodation and support option that matches your exact needs.
Live Your Best Life With Disability Support
Need Help Getting Out There?
Being a part of a community is essential for everyone’s well-being, but for individuals living with physical and intellectual disabilities, it can be challenging to feel included and connected.
That’s why at Sapphire Support, we offer NDIS-funded Social and Community Participation services that empower NDIS participants to actively participate in their communities, engage in social situations, and feel a sense of belonging.
We work closely with clients to tailor our support to their unique needs and preferences, giving them the freedom to choose the activities and experiences that matter most to them. It’s time to put yourself out there! Contact us today to find out how we can help you take part in the activities you love.
NDIS & Disability Services in Sunshine Coast
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Was The NDIS Introduced?
Before the NDIS was introduced, disability services in Australia had been a lottery.
The funding you received depended on how, when and where you acquired your disability, as well as where you lived. Some people got enough funding, some people got none! Really, it was all just a bit unfair!
So, after they held an enquiry, the Federal Government agreed that people with a disability deserved a fairer system. And, more control!
And in July 2013, the NDIS was introduced.
What Is The NDIA?
The NDIA is the National Disability Insurance Agency.
It is a government agency and its role is to implement and manage the NDIS and make sure people with disability continue to get the support they need.
What happens to my current Mobility Allowance with the NDIS?
When you join the NDIS you will no longer be eligible for the Mobility Allowance.
Remember to tell your Planner or Local Area Coordinator (LAC) that you get the Mobility Allowance at your planning meeting. That way they can make sure it is included in your new NDIS plan.
Is transport covered under the NDIS?
If you are not able to use public transport because of your disability, you may be able to get NDIS funding to cover transport such as taxis.
If you already receive funding through a taxi subsidy scheme, the NDIA will also take this into account.
The NDIS will not provide funding to carers or family members to transport a person with a disability to everyday commitments.
The NDIS can also fund supports that help you build confidence and learn how to travel or use public transport independently.
For example, if your goal is to get your driver’s licence, the NDIS may be able to support you to achieve this.
Will the NDIS fund home modifications?
The NDIS will only fund reasonable and necessary home modifications.
This often means they will give you funding to help you use certain rooms in your home such as your bedroom, living area, meal area and bathroom.
Some examples of common modifications are:
- Lifting platforms
- Stair climbers
- Hand rails
- Bathroom modifications such as removal of a bath or enlarging a shower
- Widening doorways
- Kitchen modifications
The NDIS also only funds home modifications to a person’s primary residence. If you are renting, the owner must provide a written agreement and you will also need to intend on living there into the future.
Before the NDIS will fund modifications, other possible solutions such as assistive technology will also be looked at.
For example, bathroom modifications won’t be funded if equipment, such as a shower stool, could make the bathroom safe and accessible for you.
Can my family be included in the NDIS process?
Yes! You can invite family members to be a part of your planning process and really every step of the way.
You might like your family members included a lot, or a little – the choice is yours.
What if I am a Sapphire Support customer but am not eligible for NDIS support?
If you are not eligible for the NDIS but are already receiving support from Sapphire Support, you will still be able to access the same level of supports you already have in place.
Governments have agreed that no one should be disadvantaged by transitioning to the NDIS.
How will my funding be managed?
There are 3 different ways you can manage your NDIS plan.
You don’t have to choose only one of these options. You can use a combination.
For example, you might self-manage some parts of your plan while the NDIA may look after other parts.
The three options are:
- Your plan is managed by someone from the NDIA
- Your plan is managed by a Plan Manager
- You manage your NDIS plan