Strive Disability Support Services

Striving For Better Connections In Regional Communities

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Strive Disability Support Services aims to enable NDIS participants across the Eyre Peninsula to achieve a high quality of life.

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As a result of the SA Government fully transitioning to the NDIA in 2020, Sarah, Alice and Sue formed a partnership that enabled them to continue providing a range of supports to NDIS participants.

We deliver a range of services including Coordination of Supports, Positive Behaviour Support, Developmental programs, Social Work and Exploring Housing Options. We work across the Eyre Peninsula and pride ourselves on our accessibility and flexibility through face-to-face meetings and home visits.

Strive is committed to providing a person-centred approach to support people who have a disability, and their families navigate the complexities of the NDIS.

We are happy to discuss how we can assist you with an existing plan or to support you to participate in the NDIA planning process that will help you to get the most out of your NDIS plan.
Support Coordination

Support Coordination

A Support Coordinator will support you to understand and implement the funded supports in your plan and link you to community, mainstream and other government services.
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Specialist Support Coordination

A Specialist Support Coordinator will be funded where there are additional high or complex
needs in your situation and will be a qualified and experienced practitioner such as a
Developmental Educator, Occupational Therapist, Psychologist or Social Worker.
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Allied Health Support

Allied health covers several different professions delivering therapeutic support to NDIS
participants. Allied health providers are one of the largest groups of registered NDIS providers.
Allied health professionals use an enablement approach to work with people with disabilities to
improve their health, wellness and capacity to participate in everyday life- at home, school or
the workplace.
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Behaviour Support

Behaviour support is about creating individualised strategies for people with disability that are
responsive to the person’s needs, in a way that reduces and eliminates the need for the use of
regulated restrictive practices.
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Explore Housing

The NDIS can assist participants to live independently. Participants and their families can
discuss their home and living goals as part of their planning conversation. A participant's plan
will include the supports the NDIS will fund as well as the supports the participant will need to
access through the housing system.
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Young People In Aged Care

The Australian Government and the NDIA are committed to ensuring no younger people
(under the age of 65) need to live in residential aged care unless they choose to.
If you’re under age 65, have a disability and live permanently in a residential aged care facility
(RACF) then you’re considered a ‘younger person in residential aged care’.
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Meet The Team

Sarah Baillie

Developmental Educator
Sarah is a qualified Developmental Educator who graduated with a Bachelor of Disability and Developmental Education from Flinders University in 2019.

Sarah has more than 10 years’ experience working in mental health, child protection and
disability in both the private and government sectors.

Sarah provides Positive Behaviour Support (PBS), Support Coordination, Specialist Support Coordination, as well as assessment and therapeutic supports across a wide range of functional life skills, in particular, supporting people to live and work as active participants in their community.

Sarah is passionate about supporting people to live meaningful and active lives and to ensure a quality of life that everyone deserves with a person centred focus.

Alice Clark

Support Coordinator
Alice is a qualified Support Coordinator, and has worked in the Disability sector for more than 8 years. She and her family have lived in Port Lincoln since 2005 and has a great attachment to the Eyre Peninsula. This reflects in her strong focus with local connections for
participants in the regional area.

Alice provides Support Coordination, Specialist Support Coordination and support to Younger People Residing in Aged Care.

Alice is responsive to Participant’s needs in relation to their NDIS goals, maximising their opportunities through effective communication and coordination.

“It’s all about the Participant living their best life!”

Sue Versteeg

Social Worker
Sue is a qualified Social Worker who has worked in the disability field since 1985. She has resided on the Eyre Peninsula since 2000 and has developed strong networks within the local community.

Sue is committed to providing high quality service provision to people who have a disability and their families.

She uses a person centred approach to support NDIS participants and their families and provides services to participants from Port Lincoln to Ceduna.

Mel Pitt

Support Coordinator
Mel is an Eyre Peninsula local having been born in Cummins and spending most of her childhood there. Mel has worked in the Aged Care and Disability Sector for over 15 years. Having begun as a qualified Support Worker to further study and obtain a Diploma in Service Coordination.

Mel provides Support Coordination and Specialist Support Coordination.

Mel is passionate about clients living independently in the community and accessing the best possible support they can.

We have the EP & West Coast Covered.

We have a presence all over the Eyre Peninsula and West Coast. Some of the towns we cover include:
Port Lincoln · Tumby Bay · Port Neil · Coffin Bay · Wangary · Calca · Cowell · Cummins · Koonibba · Warramboo · Elliston · Minnipa · Streaky Bay · Ceduna · Wudinna · Whyalla · Denial Bay · Cleve
Strive Disability Support Services - Port Lincoln
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