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Support Services

The SAIF Project

Indigenous Services


The SAIF Project

The SAIF project will provide supported accommodation for eight clients with severe and profound disabilities. The project is the result of a consortium of nongovernment, corporate, Indigenous and non-Indigenous organisations working together to provide an innovative accommodation facility and model of support for Indigenous clients with Brain Injury and severe and profound disabilities. As a transitional facility, clients will move on from the centre either back to country or into the care of existing service providers in the Cairns region.


For more in-depth information, please take a look at our SAIF Frequently Asked Questions Page.


Exciting aspects of the project include:

  • Indigenous design promoting the seamless integration of indoor and outdoor spaces
  • Traditional bush food forest and billabong used for both nutritional and therapeutical purposes
  • An elders reference group providing valuable advice on all aspects of the project from design, model of support and HR practices
  • Partnership with James Cook University to provide research that contributes to developing contemporary best practice in disability service delivery


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