Founder Statement

About Shine SC

We founded Shine Social and Communities because we believe in a society that accepts and supports individual choice for a better life: your life, your choice.

Individually we started this journey through childhood, education, employment, and our strong passion for difference, that is how we came together to make dream a reality. We both grew up in a family with siblings with disability and mental health, where we experienced the stigma, judgement and the impact on individuals, families, and communities.

We have also seen the impact when people support each other and achieve their goals – they shine!

We live in a diverse world with growing inclusivity, however there is long way to go. Individuals face complex challenges and barriers to reaching their goals. Society is evolving but there is still stigma, judgement and misunderstanding and the conversation is still on disability and mental health, not individual ability. We all need to advocate and empower choice; to live your best life.

We want to be part of the solution: by being empowered, supported, and enabled, everyone can have the opportunity to accomplish their dreams.

How do we do this?

Shine Social and Communities is the result of our lifelong journeys, with over twenty-five years UK and Australian experience in the disability and mental health community. We offer everyone the opportunity to transform the way they think and challenge themselves in a safe and supportive environment. We believe in empowering, supporting, and enabling choice through person centred collaboration, a holistic approach and being solution focused, everyone can increase their physical and mental wellbeing.

Let your inner being Shine!

Jules and Jayne x

Our Vision


A society that accepts and supports individual choice for a better life - your life, your choice.


Our mission is to help others achieve a better quality of life. We advocate for choice, by empowering, supporting, and enabling people to achieve their goals. We provide programs and services which are person centred, holistic and solution focused.


Openness: We are open, honest, and committed to a culture of teamwork and collaboration with all our stakeholders and families. What we gain: Transparency

Responsibility: We are accountable and committed to delivering and achieving possible outcomes, taking pride in our work. What we gain: Accountability

Collaboration: We are one team, working together towards a common purpose and goal. What we gain: Team orientated

Respect: We value individual wishes, choice, diversity and empathy will unite us. What we gain: Trust

Courage: To move forwards, question the current, be curious, look for opportunities, and dare to turn dreams into reality. What we gain: Integrity

Service Process

01. What you will gain

Increased mental and physical wellbeing "health as a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity" WHO, 1948.

02. How we do it

Supported independent living - individual support - social - holidays - programs - STA short term accommodation.

03. What we do

Empower - Support - Enable

(person centred collaboration, holistic approach, solution focused)

04. Who we are

Collaboration - Courage - Openess - Respect - Responsibility

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