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Support Services

The SAIF Project

Indigenous Services
 
 
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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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