Your Best life Disability and Health Services Ltd is a company limited by guarantee which is established to be, and continue to be, a charity that is solely owned by its membership.
People who support the aims of the organisation are eligible to apply for membership. A small membership fee is charged annually, and Directors are authorised to approve new members. Members of the company elect the Board at the Annual General Meeting following procedures outlined in the company’s constitution. The AGM is usually held in November each year.
Your Best Life Disability and Health Services is a not for profit company and complies with the ACNC’s standards for not for profit companies. Our Constitution and governance documents state our charitable purpose and not for profit provisions which are reflected in our decision-making and actions. Surplus funds are invested in expanding the number, quality and reach of our services while providing for the financial sustainability of the company. The company cannot distribute income or assets directly or indirectly to its members. If the company were to decide to close, its assets would be transferred to a company with similar charitable objectives.
Your Best Life Disability and Health Services started as an incorporated association known as Sunshine Coast Children’s Therapy Centre more than 35 years ago. The first centre was built in Nambour and has been extended and renovated. Over those decades, it was funded by government grants to provide therapy to children with disabilities.
In 2015, the Board initiated an all encompassing transformation to become NDIS-ready as the NDIS was scheduled to roll-out on the Sunshine Coast for 2019. The incorporated association transformed into a company in 2017 and developed a new strategic direction and business capabilities to meet changing needs. The company was renamed as Your Best Life Disability and Health Services Ltd in 2020. During these transformative years, Your Best Life Disability and Health Services opened many new centres across the Sunshine Coast, Gympie, and Moreton Bay LGAs.
The company was registered to provide services to children under Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) and Better Start before those programs were replaced by the NDIS and ultimately terminated in 2021. For several decades, the company was also the regional provider of choice for community based disability services by the Department of Disability and Community Services and by the Department of Education under the Specialised Disability Supports in Schools (SDSS) programme.
The company now provides services under a range of funding streams including NDIS, Medicare, National Injury Insurance Scheme (NIIS), Veteran’s Affairs, North Coast Aboriginal Corporation for Community Health (NCACCH), Child Safety, private health funds, PHN Stepped Care (Mental Health Program), and a range of brokered services.
To help children, teens and adults to live
their best lives through community health,
disability and human services.
A world in which we work together to
overcome life’s challenges and barriers.
During the current period of organisational growth and diversification, the focus of attention is on developing culture, strategy and structure. We understand the need to match and balance our drive to provide high quality service reach and excellence for our regional communities with strengthened capability and sustainability.
Your Best Life Disability and Health Services had developed a future-focused planning framework to guide growth, development and sustainability. Key documents in our planning framework include:
Your Best Life Disability and Health Services is a registered NDIS Provider and is accredited under the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission for all of the services that we provide across the various businesses.
NDIS Registration: 4050017095
Registration ID: 4-4331-1869
All of our Allied Health Professionals are members of their professional associations including:
Your Best Life Disability and Health Services is a member of the peak body, National Disability Services, and routinely attends local and regional health and community service provider forums. We subscribe to newsletters from many other organisations working in the health, disability, and aged services fields in order to maintain awareness of emerging issues and policy and program changes.