Enabling independent living and inclusivity for all
A partnership that empowers each individual to live the life they envisage. We move beyond being a disability service provider to develop genuine relationships with every person. We do this by collaboratively designing the supports required to take care of the ordinary and enable the extraordinary.
ILSA is a non-profit community organisation providing in home and community support services to:
ILSA is NDIS, NIISQ and My Aged Care accredited and a registered charity. It is a service run by its members, for its members. We continue to be client-focused, providing support and mentoring for people who really want to be in control of where, when and how they are supported. We believe that this provides true independence enabling people to get on with living!
ILSA is a service that places significant value on the wellbeing of its whole support team - from the large cohort of loyal and dedicated Support Workers employed, to the office based staff in both Cairns and Mackay.
Independent Living Support Association (ILSA) was established near Cairns as FNQ Independent Living Support Association (FNQILSA) in 1997 by a small group of people living with disabilities. This group wanted to have a real say in the management of their own disability support funding and, fundamentally, they wanted control over how their support was provided.
The group formed an Association to oversee their bold vision of providing independent living support that was flexible and sensitive to their specific needs. At the heart of this was placing the governance of the Association in the hands of members who lived with disability, were family members of service users or direct service users themselves. This ensured the support provided was informed, appropriate and responsive to individual need. Service users were encouraged to help recruit and roster their own support teams.