Songbird Are Transforming Lives With Our Revolutionary Disability Support
Songbird offers trusted NDIS supports for people with disabilities across Newcastle.
As the 2016 Disability Support Service of the Year, we are devoted to modernising disability care in Australia. Our mission is to foster the agency, freedom and fulfilment of each and every participant. To truly enrich your life, we believe in using reliable and realistic procedures with long-term benefits.
Our passionate team will support you every step of the way on your journey to independence. Through meaningful connections and tailored assistance, we will enhance your everyday skills and strengthen your self-confidence so that you can live autonomously and thrive within your community.
We continuously strive for all-embracing equality and respect so that people with disabilities are given the inclusion and opportunities they deserve. No matter your ability, we welcome you to the Songbird family.
Why Choose Disability Care With Songbird?
We Are An Industry Leader
We are proud to be progressive, paving the way with innovative and positive thinking (Check out our Drums Alive day program!). An active campaigner for the NDIS and all that it offers, Songbird was one of the first disability support services to transition to the new scheme. We are always looking to enhance our support even further, with a ceaseless commitment to raising disability care standards in Australia. With Songbird, your care is in the best of hands.
We Value Safety And Integrity
Trust is at the heart of everything we do. Our supported independent living specialists offer safe, honest service that adapts to your unique needs. With authentic advice and reliable, responsive support, you can make confident decisions when confronted with complicated choices. We promise to treat you with total respect, understanding and expertise so that you receive the right care, 365 days a year.
We Empower Participants
Songbird is a purpose-driven organisation, and our goal is your fulfillment. We are dedicated to helping you achieve your personal goals and lead an independent life in the face of daily challenges. To do this, we assist your day-to-day functioning, build on your capacities and encourage you to stand at the centre of all decision-making. With our support, it’s your choice.
We Care About Carers
The inspiration for Songbird rose from connections with the families of those living with developmental disorders and intellectual difficulties. So, it’s no wonder we go beyond the provision of support services for people with disabilities, taking the time to understand, appreciate and work closely with the loved ones who surround them.
Delivering Disability Accommodation and Support Services Since 2015
After retiring in 2014 from a career in Construction Management & Business Improvement to raise Angus cattle on my farm, I soon found myself missing the challenges that working life provided. At a stage in my life where giving back to the community had become paramount, I began searching for a new project that would fulfill both aspirations.
During the course of the following year, I met several elderly couples who were concerned about the future care of their adult children with disabilities. Who would be there for their children when they passed on? How could they ensure the future provision of care and support when they weren’t around? I discovered many families sharing a similar predicament – I had identified the people I could support!
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was imminent, and I learnt that a pilot scheme was being implemented across the Hunter. In consultation with my sister-in-law who operated a disability respite service, we established an organisation to provide Supported Independent Living (SIL) to the children of the parents I had met… and so, Songbird was born!
In April 2015, we opened our first three homes, supporting nine NDIS participants. We quickly established ourselves as an industry leader, recognised as the 2016 Disability Service of the Year.
Today, Songbird is instrumental in providing safe and secure accomodation to dozens of individuals across many group homes. In addition, we deliver an expanding number of services to assist people with disabilities to become an integral part of their communities.
With the unwavering dedication of our staff, partners and supporters, Songbird will continue providing support to empower the people we serve to go beyond limitations.
We don’t settle when it comes to our employees, and it shows! Songbird’s success is made possible by the unwavering commitment, enthusiasm and expertise of each and every staff member. Learn more about our wonderful team below.
Meet Some Of The Team
I enjoy coming to work and being part of a team. I feel that l have a real purpose here and that I am appreciated.
It’s great seeing the reactions on individuals’ faces when they have tried something new or achieved a goal… then celebrating together!