Cairns Disability & Services

As an NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) support services provider, we take pride in offering a comprehensive range of services designed to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities.

Our commitment to improving the well-being and independence of our clients is reflected in the diverse array of services we provide.

From community access programs that foster social inclusion and engagement to supported independent living options that empower individuals to lead fulfilling lives in a home of their choice, we are dedicated to tailoring our services to meet unique needs and preferences.

Additionally, our short-term accommodations ensure that individuals have access to safe and comfortable living environments when they require temporary respite or support.

At the heart of our mission is the belief that every individual deserves the opportunity to thrive, and we are here to make that vision a reality through our unwavering commitment to quality care and support.

Community access

Our Community Access services are a cornerstone of our commitment to enhancing the lives of individuals with disabilities. We understand that participation in the community is not just a fundamental right but also a source of personal growth and happiness.

Our program is meticulously designed to provide comprehensive support and opportunities for social inclusion, skill development, and personal growth.

Disability Support

Our Community Access services are not just about going out; it’s about fostering a sense of belonging, encouraging personal growth, and promoting independence.

We are dedicated to creating an inclusive and enriching environment where individuals with disabilities can experience the full richness of their community while receiving the support they need to thrive.

What’s Included:

  • Customised Outings: We believe in tailoring experiences to individual interests. Whether it’s attending community events, exploring local attractions, or simply going for a nice stroll, we create outings that resonate with each participant’s preferences.
  • Transportation Assistance: Our dedicated team ensures safe and reliable transportation to and from community activities, removing mobility barriers and promoting independence.
  • Skill Building: We offer a range of skill-building activities that promote independence and self-confidence. From learning public transportation routes to developing communication and social skills, we empower our participants to navigate the world more confidently.
  • Social Interaction: We foster an inclusive and supportive environment where participants can form meaningful friendships, share experiences, and build a sense of belonging within the community.
  • Access to Resources: Our program provides access to valuable community resources and services, connecting individuals with disabilities to the support networks they need to thrive.
  • Personalised Planning: We work closely with each participant and their support network to create a personalised plan that aligns with their goals and aspirations. This ensures that our services are tailored to individual needs and desires.
  • Regular Reporting: We maintain open communication with participants, their families, and support coordinators, providing regular updates on progress and opportunities for adjustments to the program.
  • Safety and Care: The well-being of our participants is our top priority. Our trained staff members are equipped to handle any medical or personal care needs, ensuring a safe and comfortable experience for everyone.

Supported Independent Living

At our core, we believe that every individual deserves the opportunity to live life on their terms, regardless of their unique abilities.

Our Supported Independent Living program is designed to make this vision a reality. We offer a supportive and nurturing environment that empowers individuals with disabilities to lead fulfilling lives while enjoying the benefits of independent living.

Supported Independent Living is not just about housing; it’s about fostering independence, enhancing self-esteem, and promoting personal growth.

Our program empowers individuals with disabilities to live life to the fullest, with the confidence that they have a caring and dedicated support network always ready to assist when needed.

We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to embrace their independence and live a life of their choosing.

Disability Support Services Cairns

What’s Included:

  • Personalised Accommodations: We provide a range of housing options to suit individual preferences and needs. Whether it’s a shared home, a private apartment, or other living arrangements, we ensure that each residence is safe, comfortable, and conducive to independent living.
  • Skilled Support Staff: Our trained and compassionate support staff are available 24/7 to offer assistance as needed, whether it’s with daily living tasks, medical needs, or emotional support. We respect each resident’s independence while being there when they require help.
  • Life Skills Training: We offer comprehensive life skills training that covers a wide spectrum of skills necessary for daily living. From cooking and cleaning to budgeting and time management, our program equips residents with the tools they need to thrive on their own.
  • Community Integration: We encourage residents to actively participate in their local community. Our staff assists in finding social activities, volunteering opportunities, and connecting with neighbours to foster a sense of belonging.
  • Health and Well-being: We prioritise the physical and emotional health of our residents. This includes managing medication, coordinating healthcare appointments, and promoting a healthy lifestyle through nutrition and exercise.
  • Goal Setting and Planning: Our team works collaboratively with residents and their support networks to set and achieve personal goals. Whether it’s pursuing further education, finding employment, or enhancing life skills, we provide guidance and support every step of the way.
  • Respect for Choices: We respect individual choices and preferences, promoting autonomy in daily decision-making. Our goal is to provide the right amount of support to encourage self-determination.
  • Regular Monitoring and Reporting: We maintain open communication with residents, families, and support coordinators. Regular progress reports ensure that the support plan remains aligned with the individual’s evolving needs and aspirations.

Short Term Accommodation (STA)

Return to country trips available

Participants that wish to return to their local community. Funded as an STA, all-inclusive to include supports, accommodation and activities in-line with the funding provided in their NDIS plan.

Respite supports available

Participants in rural communities requiring medical assistance not available in their location, can receive respite support through Origin SS until treatment is completed and can safely return home.

Alternative STA available

Origin is happy to create and facilitate an STA structure to the participants wants, needs and activities they have expressed. Whether that be a supported stay in a hotel to live luxuriously or attend a camping trip in a location they would like to explore. Origin will customise and create an appropriate, and safe support plan to meet these requests.