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Support for families with disabled children

At Shine Social and Communities, we work with families and disabled children to ensure they have the care they need.

Support for families with disabled children

At Shine Social and Communities, we work with families and disabled children to ensure they have the care they need.

Supporting a loved one with a disability isn’t always a straightforward task—especially when it comes to your children. 

In addition to ensuring they have everything they need, there’s plenty of time and resources that you need to invest, as a family, to ensure you’re balancing your time and multiple other priorities.

We know that this can be a complex journey to navigate, which is why you need to be equipped with the right knowledge and support. 

To ensure your child leads a happy, enriching, and engaging life, they need the necessary skills and resources. 

This includes various support programmes and services that help them participate meaningfully in society and work towards empowerment and independence.

This is something disability service providers in Australia work to achieve.

Supporting a loved one with a disability isn’t always a straightforward task—especially when it comes to your children. 

In addition to ensuring they have everything they need, there’s plenty of time and resources that you need to invest, as a family, to ensure you’re balancing your time and multiple other priorities.

We know that this can be a complex journey to navigate, which is why you need to be equipped with the right knowledge and support. 

To ensure your child leads a happy, enriching, and engaging life, they need the necessary skills and resources. 

This includes various support programmes and services that help them participate meaningfully in society and work towards empowerment and independence.

This is something disability service providers in Australia work to achieve.

What kind of support do families with a disabled child require?

Depending on the nature of your child’s disability, this will vary. In general, common types of support that are required include:

  • NDIS and funding coordination 
  • Support for daily activities 
  • Live-in support and coordination with various care providers
  • Coordination and support for community activities 

What matters most, at the end of the day, are your child’s needs and what resources you require, as a family, to meet them.

What kind of support do families with a disabled child require?

Depending on the nature of your child’s disability, this will vary. In general, common types of support that are required include:

  • NDIS and funding coordination 
  • Support for daily activities 
  • Live-in support and coordination with various care providers
  • Coordination and support for community activities 

What matters most, at the end of the day, are your child’s needs and what resources you require, as a family, to meet them.

What is our role?

Backed by a team with years of experience working with the disabled community in Australia and the UK, at Shine Social and Communities, we’re on hand to support families as they work towards meeting their children’s disability requirements. 

Today, we provide a range of support services to ensure our community has the resources they need to live empowered and independent lives. 

We commit to:

  • Creating personal plans that align with individual and family needs
  • Providing empathetic and expert support backed by years of experience
  • Transparent communication and active collaboration
  • Teamwork to achieve your and your child’s goals

Backed by a team with years of experience working with the disabled community in Australia and the UK, at Shine Social and Communities, we’re on hand to support families as they work towards meeting their children’s disability requirements. 

Today, we provide a range of support services to ensure our community has the resources they need to live empowered and independent lives. 

We commit to:

  • Creating personal plans that align with individual and family needs
  • Providing empathetic and expert support backed by years of experience
  • Transparent communication and active collaboration
  • Teamwork to achieve your and your child’s goals

Our services

Supported independent living facilities

Peer and individual support

Disability community programmes

NDIS support coordination

Holidays and camps

A social hub

Short-term accommodation

Our services

Supported independent living facilities

Peer and individual support

Disability community programmes

NDIS support coordination

Holidays and camps

A social hub

Short-term accommodation

What our community says about us

I like the Saturday program because I get to meet new people and make new friends. I like the activities that we get to do.

Kristian L

I like it when you go on the group. It gives me something to do , I like meeting people and I like the activities.

 

Calen

I love the Saturday group and I love being with everyone.

 

Keely

Great instructor, great technique and teaching style, I feel so good after my surfing session like my mind is clear and I can do this.

Kris

What our community says about us

I like the Saturday program because I get to meet new people and make new friends. I like the activities that we get to do.

Kristian L

I like it when you go on the group. It gives me something to do , I like meeting people and I like the activities.

 

Calen

I love the Saturday group and I love being with everyone.

 

Keely

Great instructor, great technique and teaching style, I feel so good after my surfing session like my mind is clear and I can do this.

Kris

FAQs

How does a disabled child affect the family?

When families need to support a disabled child, their goals and priorities may need to shift from what they expected them to be. This can take a toll on their mental and physical health, especially when it comes to caring for their child.

With the right guidance and support, however, these requirements can be managed with ease, ensuring both disabled children and their families lead supported, enriching, and happy lives.

How many families have children with a disability?

According to statistics from 2003, out of the 2.2 million families in Australia with children between the ages of 0-14 years, one in eight were families with a disabled child.

How can I help a family with a child with special needs?

If you want to support families with a disabled child, you need to be very respectful and mindful of their wishes, to begin with. It’s also important to refrain from offering unsolicited advice or making assumptions, and check what kind of support they’re really looking for. 

When organising family events or any kind of activity, you can also try to be as inclusive as possible and make arrangements for their disabled child or children.

How can Shine Social and Communities help my family?

Our team can help you, your family and your disabled child by coordinating with the NDIS, if there’s where your funding comes from, and creating personalised care plans to ensure your child leads a supported, connected, and enriching life. 

Our services span supported living arrangements to organising holidays and camps for our community.

How can I find out more about your services and what they cost?

To find out about each of our services, our website has all the information you need. Just visit each service page to find what you’re looking for. 

If you have specific questions or would like to get an idea of how we charge for our support services, please feel free to get in touch with our team. We’re here to help.

Do you accept NDIS funding?

Yes, we accept NDIS funding and other types of funding as well.

We work with families with disabled children—connect with us for the care and support you need


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