Deadly Turn Out for Townsville’s NAIDOC Week Celebration

STEPS staff and hundreds of community members in Townsville proudly marched down Thuringowa Drive on Friday July 7 in celebration of NAIDOC Week.  With flags and banners raised high, clapping sticks bringing the rhythm to impromptu dancing, and cheers from supporters on the side-line, the atmosphere was electrifying at this year’s Deadly Day Out event […]

Developing Programs to Service Current Gaps in the Region

STEPS Community Services have been providing disability services on the Sunshine Coast for more than 30 years. Their specialist, holistic approach to disability and mental health support and advocacy, has made them a leader in the sector, supporting and empowering individuals and their families. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was rolled out on the […]

Celebrating Carers with STEPS

STEPS Care for Carers

Each year Australia’s 2.7 million Carers, and their outstanding contribution to our nation, are celebrated and recognised through National Carers Week – October 13-19. Carers play a valuable and important role in today’s society, but we know that being a carer can be very challenging. According to Carers Australia, carers provide $60.3 billion of unpaid […]

How STEPS is Helping the Sunshine Coast access the NDIS

Image: STEPS NDIS Support gives you the choice and control to live your best life – STEPS Community Services Recreational Camp 2019.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was rolled out on the Sunshine Coast earlier this year and the new funding model is changing the landscape for people living with disability across the nation. The NDIS provides all Australians under the age of 65 who have disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to […]


balancing stones on beach

With mental illness being the leading cause of disability in the nation affecting 1 in 5 Australians every year, STEPS is committed to providing mental health services aimed at supporting and empowering individuals, reducing stigma and skilling workforces to better support people with a mental illness. And since Mental Health Week is acknowledged during the […]

STEPS Autism Treehouse NDIS Q&A Workshop – helping demystify the process

It was a full house in the Bluff Room at Alex Surf Club for the NDIS Q&A Workshop hosted by STEPS Autism Treehouse and led by Support Coordinators Yuki Smith and Chelsea Dunne from STEPS Social & Community. The Workshop was a great opportunity for people interested in learning about the National Disability Insurance Scheme […]