NDIS Services

CLA is a registered NDIS Provider offering support services in the Brisbane North region. We charge TTP prices on our services, as per the NDIS Price Guide.

We have four National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) teams that work with people with a disability:

Community Living Program (CLP)








CLP is our generalist disability support team that provides both core and capacity building supports. Services include individual and group supports, counselling and assessments. The latter is conducted by our qualified social workers.

Contact CLP by phoning 3266 5633

Plan Management


Plan Management services for NDIS participants.

Contact Plan Management by phoning 3256 7188


ARROS provides a mix of services across multiple different funding streams.

For NDIS participants, they can provide pro-active outreach to young people who are at risk of homelessness. They also provide therapeutic supports such as Parenting & Relationships, and Counselling.

Contact ARROS by phoning 3266 3788.

Support Coordination


Support Coordination and Specialist Support Coordination for NDIS participants.

Contact Support Coordination by phoning 3266 5611.

Other Services

In addition to disability services, CLA also offers other services for people with disability and young people at risk. These include:

  • Community Connections (COCOS)
  • Brisbane Emergency Response Outreach Service (BEROS)
  • Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW)
  • Village Housing

Community Connections

Community Connections works alongside young people aged 12-18 years to address issues affecting their ability to stay at school or home and, where appropriate, offers support to their families, caregivers and friends. We offer a confidential and voluntary service, free of charge to young people and families. Support may be individual, family, group or project based and located in the inner-north Brisbane region.  The services are delivered through the the Reconnect program. (Department of Social Services), and in partnership with some schools in our local community through School Based Social Workers. Community Connections is also an Accredited Employing Authority for Student Welfare Workers (in primary schools) and for Youth Support Coordinators (in high schools).

“Community Connections helps me to know where I’m going and supports me when I need it. It’s made a big difference. I’ve noticed I’m thinking more wisely and feeling better.” Muini, Parent

“My first impression was it’s a fun, charismatic place. It is diverse – they do things with school kids but also with society, families and even their pets. They help people who feel a bit down and also train up the next generation of workers in the sector.” Michael, Supporter

For more information about Community Connections, please contact us on (07) 3266 5199

Brisbane Emergency Response Outreach Service (BEROS) 

BEROS is a partnership between Community Living Association (lead organisation) and Micah Projects Inc to provide service to young people 12 – 18 years who are in the care of Department of Child Safety, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs who are identified as self-placing (which may include sleeping rough) in the Brisbane, Lower North Coast and Sunshine Coast districts.

BEROS also often engage with young people who are still connected to a placement but are regularly absent from placement, working alongside the young person’s Child Safety Officer and placement to keep them connected to their placement and support them to safely return.

BEROS operates 365 days and aims to provide 24/7 support to young people. 

The BEROS Brochure

BEROS Case Management

Monday to Friday 9am- 5pm

Working alongside young people, Child Safety and other key stakeholders to connect young people to safe and stable housing, increase safety and stability and support young people to access resources.

BEROS Street to Home

Operates 7 nights a week 5pm- midnight

BEROS STH engage in assertive outreach to ‘hotspots” known as areas young people frequent and sleep rough, respond to child safety after hours referrals, provide transports for young people back to placement or safe self-placing options, respond to young people in crisis and provide welfare checks and the provision of practical support.

BEROS Overnight Support

7 nights a week 3 houses which each sleep up to 2 young people for 2 consecutive nights (exceptions made on weekends & public holidays) 

BEROS also provide overnight support for up to 2 nights for young people who are self-placing. Overnight support workers are able to provide case work support to these young people and support young people to engage with the case management team upon handover the following day.


Referrals can be made by anyone including Child Safety, the young person, other services, etc.

Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

Phone call to Team Leader Toni Sumner – 0447 385 199.

After 5pm

Phone call to BEROS street to home: 3036 4444

Skilling Queenslanders for Work

CLA continued to receive funding from the State Government’s Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative to host two projects: The Re-Gen Project and The Good Food Project.


The Re-Gen Project

The Re-Gen Project delivered two rounds of traineeships in Conservation and Land Management again in 2017/2018. The projects were 21 weeks long and engaged 30 people at the Hendra Pony club maintaining the grounds for the safety of horses and riders. Grounds maintenance and small landscaping projects were also carried out at other sites including the Wavell Heights Community Centre and Village Housing. The team from the second intake also erected a shade-house at the Hendra Pony Club to propagate native plants to provide hands-on experience to the unit potting up plants. Trainees achieved Certificate I Conservation and Land Management, First Aid Certificate and construction White Card. Trainees also participated in Job Preparation and Job search activities and employment outcomes continued to be in excess of 55 percent

The Good Food Project

The project delivers Certificate II in Hospitality (café and barista) supporting disadvantaged Queenslanders with barriers to employment to achieve accredited training and to gain work in the hospitality industry. Our participant cohorts are people with an intellectual disability and people from refugee backgrounds. CLA works in conjunction with Designer Life in Nundah to provide valuable practical experience in cooking, coffee making and customer service. Students also participate in work experience to further enhance their learning and receive assistance in job search and updating resumes. The project also works in conjunction with NCEC’s Good Food Trailer, enabling course participants to gain a wider variety of work experience; to trial their own food business ideas; and to potentially gain paid employment.

Village Housing


Village Housing provides long-term housing options for constituents of Community Living Association as well as other eligible community members.

Living arrangements vary under Village Housing – members are people with and without an intellectual disability and some of the housing is owned or partly owned by tenants.

Building social inclusion is a key focus of Village Housing with members taking an active role in their living arrangements and the community. Through donations, CLA is able to assist a number of people in crisis through subsidizing private rental.

Village Housing Information Pack

Contact our office on (07) 3266 5633 to request a Village Housing information pack.

Supporting Village Housing

There are a number of ways in which you can support village housing financially by making a donation or a bequest in your will.

Our Pay Pal ‘Donate’ facility allows you to make a secure donation by credit card with an invoice automatically emailed to you.

Bequest to Village Housing

For more information about making a bequest or to find out more about how we use financial contributions, please do not hesitate to contact CLA on (07) 3266 5633.

Mental Health Social Workers

Community Living Association’s accredited mental health social workers are registered providers with Medicare Australia and have been assessed on behalf of the Commonwealth Government.

The team can provide services through the Commonwealth-funded Better Access to Mental Health Care Programs and the Access to Allied Psychological Services Program (ATAPS).

We have experience in assessing and treating people who have mental health disorders, including:

  • depression and other mood disorders
  • anxiety disorder
  • suicidal thoughts
  • relationship problems
  • life crises
  • adjustment issues
  • trauma
  • family conflicts

Please contact our office on (07) 3266 5633 or email for more information.