Disability sector partners
BigDog Support Services is focused on providing flexible, innovative and responsive support for people living with a disability within their chosen community. Based in Toowoomba, the organisation is committed to using its community connections to promote and deliver inclusive sporting participation opportunities for its service users.
Bowen Flexi Care Inc. has a person-centred planning approach to creating greater commuinty access for their clients. They are actively committed to developing partnerships with external organisations and programs to establish sport and active recreation opportunities that link in with the motivations of their clients. The organisation runs a weekly Flexi Sports program in conjuction with Bowen PCYC and local sporting providers.
Breakaway Toowoomba Inc. provides a wide range of tailored support packages that focus on providing respite to service users and their support networks. They see Sports CONNECT as a key strand in helping their service users participate in community-based leisure activities and thus improve their quality of life.
Cascade Place is a Support in the Community Service for adults based in Redcliffe. Part of the Cerebral Palsy League of Queensland, it offers individually tailored activities and support to individuals with cerebral palsy and other disabilities from across the Moreton Bay region and northern Brisbane. The organisation is committed to promoting healthy lifestyles for its clients through sport and active recreation opportunities in their local communities.
Support in Community Capalaba provides lifestyle support services to adults living with cerebral palsy and other disabilities in the Redlands region, as part of the Cerebral Palsy League of Queensland. They provide a broad range of individualised opportunities for their clients to access the community and are looking forward to expanding these through sport.
Carers Queensland represents the diverse needs and interests of unpaid carers in Queensland. The organisation empowers carers by providing them with information, education, training, advocacy, counselling and other support services that may assist them in their caring role. Through their Sports CONNECT Charter the organisation is committed to improving health, wellbeing and social inclusion outcomes for carers recognising that family participation in sport and recreation can improve these outcomes for carers and people with a disability.
Compass Institute Inc. is located in Caloundra and are striving to expand their services to incorporate inclusive, integrated sporting and recreational opportunities for young people with a disability on the Sunshine Coast as a bridge to developing links for increased participation in mainstream sports. They are also seeking to provide an avenue by which these people and their families/advocates may contribute to those mainstream providers.
Cootharinga North Queensland provides a range of services to people with a disability and their families across north Queensland. They have a vision of ‘building a better world with people of all abilities’ and are committed to working with the people they support to help them connect to community sport and recreation organisations, enabling them to find valued roles within their chosen communities.
Endeavour Foundation is one of the largest non-government service providers in Australia supporting more than 3,350 people with a disability throughout Queensland (and now into New South Wales). Through their Sports CONNECT Charter, Endeavour will facilitate opportunities for people with a disability to participate in sport and recreational activities in the mainstream community.
Multicap offers a positive circle of support for people with a disability to connect and realise the possibilities available to them. Avegates is a community innovation of Multicap established in 2013 to provide the ultimate social experience for people with a disability to help them live full, meaningful and connected lives. Through their Sports CONNECT Charter the organisation will provide meaningful physiological, emotional and psychological development through participation in sport and community integration. Multicap will provide opportunities for access to all areas of the sport to become a valued member of the sporting community.
Muscular Dystrophy Queensland is a state based service provider assisting people affected by Muscular Dystrophy and neuromuscular disorder to enhance their quality of life. They strive to work alongside partner organisations to create sustainable opportunities for their clients in the sport and recreation fields.
The Spectrum Organisation is a non-profit association whose aim is to break down barriers for people with a disability so they can live fully integrated lives in their own communities. Spectrum is committed to providing inclusive sport and recreation opportunities for its service users in the community. It has an accessible gymnasium and fitness centre open to the general public.
UnitingCare Community North Queensland engages with people with a disability and their families and friends to assist them to create lifelong opportunities in the community and to have good lives. Through their Sports CONNECT Charter, they aim to connect adults and young people with a disability into sport and recreation opportunities in the Townsville community. UnitingCare Community facilitates a weekly Townsville Sports Program for approximately 30 people with a disability, in conjunction with Cootharinga North Queensland, Endeavour Foundation and House with No Steps.
Vision Australia is a partnership between people who are blind, sighted or have low vision.The organisation is united by its passion that people who are blind or have low vision will have access to and fully participate in every part of life they choose. Vision Australia’s Queensland branch is committed to working collaboratively with its clients to source opportunities and encourage sporting participation of clients within local and wider communities. The organisation will also provide a reference point for sporting clubs to assist in identifying and resolving accessibility issues for people with a vision impairment.