Services and support
  • Last updated:
  • 03 Nov 2021

Issues of access and inclusion can affect any member of the community including:

  • parents with prams and small children
  • culturally and linguistically diverse people
  • people with disabilities or temporarily incapacitated by injuries
  • older people
  • people with dementia.

Disability

Information on services that support people with disabilities, carers and their families:

  • Queenslanders with Disability Network
    Empowering people with disability to be fully included as citizens in the social and economic life of the community.
  • Queensland Government Disability Services
    Find out about Queensland Government support and services for people with disability, their families and carers.
  • Department of Social Services
    Information and support services for people with a disability and carers.
  • Vision Australia
    National provider of blindness and low vision services in Australia.
  • Deaf Australia
    National peak advocacy and information organisation in Australia for Deaf people who are bilingual – using both English and Auslan (Australian Sign Language).
  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
    NDIS provides support for people with disability, their families, and carers. It will help people with a disability achieve their goals. This may include greater independence, community involvement, employment, and wellbeing.
    Carers Queensland are the Local Area Coordinators for the scheme. Please contact (07) 5409 3300 or email sunshinecoastlac@carersqld.com.au

Older people

Find information, resources and services to support older people in our community.

Multicultural

Visit councils Multicultural Welcome Hub to find a range of support services, programs and social connections.

Community groups directory

A free online community directory for local groups.

Further information

Please email commdevelopment@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au or phone  (07) 5441 8401.