Choose the life you love.
To create opportunities for the life you choose.
Courage to be bold and open to change
Honesty to have integrity and be transparent
Opportunities to be inspired by new things
Innovation to do things differently and keep improving
Commitment to our clients and colleagues to attain a standard of excellence
Equality to champion the lives of everyone equally
At the turn of the 90s, a group of people living with spinal cord injury on
the Sunshine Coast decided that they wanted to be in a position to tailor
the supports and services they needed, to when they needed it and how
they wanted them delivered. They wanted to exercise choice and control.
This flipped on its head, the idea that the only supports and care to be
provided for people with disabilities (PWDs), would be in an institutionalised
or medical setting.
121 Care (formerly Quality Lifestyle Alliance) was formed in 1992, and this
changed the way that People with disabilities received supports, it also ensured
that they could continue to live independently and enjoy a better quality of life
on their terms. In the years following, 121 Care expanded its supports from spinal
cord injury to include other disabilities with neurological conditions or physical
conditions such as cerebral palsy, amputees, traumatic brain injury.
On its 25th anniversary, 121 Care took another step forward by expanding
services to include supports to people living with mental illness and intellectual
disabilities. This meant operating supported accommodations and supported
“This was a significant milestone for us as a community-based
not-for-profit because we identified a need and knew that the
model of care that we provided, would work well for those in
supported accommodation and supported independent living ,”
says 121 Care CEO, Kym Chomley.
“NDIS was being rolled out at about the same time so the NDIS’s philosophy
of choice and control, matched/married well with 121 Care’s ethos and values..”
An accredited NDIS service provider, 121 Care continues to provide in-home
supports, and support coordination services across the Sunshine Coast and
south-east Queensland. Through Guardien Group, 121 Care offers supported
independent living facilities on the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane. For supported
accommodation residential services, 121 Care operate Colville Lodge in
Brisbane and Winston House in Gympie.
We listen to what you need or require and we tailor
our support services to suit.
- Screen and reference check suitable support
staff for your consideration
- Take care of all the administrative requirements
associated with managing employees
- Ensure your support workers are trained to deliver
the services and supports that you require.
In turn, you will be given:
- The choice to select the support team to help you
with your daily support needs
- The independence to schedule your support services
based on your routine and requirements
Support for clients with:
- Recent or long-term injuries
- Acquired brain injury
- Cerebral palsy
- Mental health conditions including
- Muscular dystrophy
- Multiple sclerosis
- Spinal injuries
- Other conditions upon assessment
Funding through: WorkCover, iCare, Transport
Accident Commission (TAC), fee for service and
other funded services.
Our staff are trained for high care support.
Our Patron – Barry Charles
Barry became our Patron in October 2014. We feel
very privileged to have him on board of 121 Care.
This unique singer with a blues and rock background
has been entertaining people locally and internationally
since 1973. Barry contracted polio at 15 months of age.
Despite his physical difficulties, nothing has slowed
down this high spirited performer.
121 Care is an independent registered charity and not for profit organisation