Every one’s circumstances are different and our experienced team can cater for your personal situation.

Our services can assist in the transition through your different life stages, and because of the wide range of flexible support options, we will support and encourage you to continue to pursue your dreams. St Carthage’s deliver programs that provide opportunities for you to develop your confidence and independence.

Planning your program

There are many different supports available to you so our first step is understanding your circumstances. We look at what you can do yourself, identify which of our many support services that can assist, and together as a team we build a framework that aims to reach your life goals.

What is the NDIS?

How we can help you with coordinating your supports

The most important person in every NDIS Plan is you. You know what you want to get out of life.

Our disability support planners will work alongside you to understand and bring your coordination of services NDIS Plan to life.

We understand that your needs can change and we will work with you and your support circle (family, friends, service providers) to ensure that your NDIS Plan and life goals are met.

St Carthage’s Community Care has a range of community access programs designed to develop your cooking and sporting skills, provide social skills, mentoring and access to our domestic services.

Call our experienced team of planners to see how they might help turn your dreams into reality.

What is support coordination?

What we can do for you


Providing an environment of autonomy, security and belonging, St Carthage’s focus on activities and support that develop meaningful opportunities for joy and connectedness. It is a holistic perspective of care.

Social events

St Carthage’s has a full social calendar so we would love you to come and join in our social outings and events. They range from a spontaneous catch up in a café, or a trip to the beach. You will meet new people, enjoy the North Coast beauty and have fun!

Life skills

Learning and improving life skills, enables you to become more independent and confident in building and achieving your own personal goals and leading the meaningful and rewarding life you desire. We can support you to develop cooking and cleaning skills, get involved in sport and the arts and take advantage fo mentoring to learn and improve social skills.

Respite care

It is very important for carers to get a rest so they can continue the incredible work they do. We have beautiful Jubilee House, custom built for respite care. It includes a media room, an interactive games room, a light filled open plan kitchen, lounge and dining area. Each bedroom has a television providing privacy and opportunities for time alone.

Outings at St Carthage's

What we can do for you and your child

At St Carthage’s we work with families to nurture the beautiful spirit of children and young people to ensure they live. We work with children from 8 years and older.

Planning your program

We work with families to create individually tailored plans that are meaningful for your child or teen as they transition through their childhood and teenage life. We discuss your child’s personality, their preferences, and your goals and develop a plan that enables them to grow into their own person.

We also offer group activities and outings, wellbeing programs and support for carers and families. We do everything possible to keep your child feeling secure and comfortable whilst learning new skills seeing new things and having a whole lot of fun!

Social support

Our social support program provides your child or teen with opportunities for friendship and social interaction in a supportive environment. Excursions, creative art, craft, shopping, outdoor activities and more are provided and are designed to engage your child, strengthen their independence and confidence.

Transition (and life) skills

One of the exciting times in our life is the transition from being a teenager to an adult. We offer specialised services for this important stage in your teen’s life. We meet with you to discuss your teenager’s goals and we develop an individual plan accordingly.

Developing life skills enables the growth of independence and confidence.

Life Skills are the things we learn along the way that enable us to function from day to day in a world full of challenges, expectations, unseen obstacles, and unavoidable circumstances. People living with disabilities often have different experiences where they may not have had the same exposures, or they may face different obstacles, and in turn, they have a different set of life skills.

With a little coaching, knowledge and hands-on experience, life can be a lot easier. We can assist to develop your daily living skills by providing support with:

  • Planning healthy eating through activities including grocery shopping and meal planning and preparation.  Nutrition is very important to living a healthy life.
  • Health and wellbeing – confidently manage your personal care and hygiene.
  • Growing your communication skills which will allows you to interact with others, share your opinions, take part in discussions, be comfortable socialising and making new friends.
  • Going out and about, feeling confident when eating out in cafes, learning how to use public transport. These skills will allow you to feel more confident and in control when you go out.
  • Accommodation, keeping your house clean, doing the laundry.
  • Managing money, understanding how money works, having a budget so that you can save up for the things you want to buy.