Permanent Secure Housing Solutions

To Help People with a Disability to Develop Independent Living Skills


To purchase suitable properties to enable people living with a disability to have a safe and secure home for life.

To provide dignity, freedom, safety and independence.


Quality, affordable homes for people with a disability.

Peace of mind for families

What We Do

The Carinbundi Foundation is a sister organisation to Burnett Respite Care Ltd. t/a Carinbundi in Bundaberg. However, we are a separate entity set up for the specific purpose of building/buying quality, affordable homes for People living with a disability.

While we deal with bricks and mortar, what we do has very real outcomes for People with a disability in terms of enabling them to reach their full potential.

It is also important to note that our homes are not restricted to Carinbundi clients. Anyone being supported by an approved and registered care provider can apply to live in a home owned by the Carinbundi Foundation.


What is Supported Independent Living?

Supported Independent Living (SIL) is help and/or supervision of daily tasks to help participants live as independently as possible, while building their skills. It is the paid personal supports and is most commonly used in shared living arrangements.

SIL is one of many support options participants can receive. When considering if SIL is the best option for a participant, the following are considered:

  • the participant’s goals for their potential home and living arrangements, and the support required for daily tasks to assist in living as independently as possible
  • if alternative supports may be a better option
  • if the participant has significant support needs that require person-to-person supports, and what supports they already receive
  • if the NDIA decides the support meets the reasonable and necessary criteria for SIL funding.

Why the Carinbundi Foundation was Created

People with disabilities want much the same things we all want. This includes a comfortable place to call ‘home’ where they can be part of a small community and feel safe and secure. In addition, with the necessary support to live a full and happy life, they can truly reach their full potential.

Families also want peace of mind knowing their loved ones are safe and happy.

We have identified that people with a disability are often left vulnerable in the private rental market. Issues can include affordability and availability of housing, having to move after the sale of a property, and landlords not allowing the necessary modifications to accommodate disabilities.

Because we own the property, the Carinbundi Foundation can guarantee the security of a home where someone with a disability can live for as long as they need. Such stability helps them flourish and be everything they can be. It also provides their families with the reassurance and peace of mind they need.

As the owner of the property, the Foundation can make any necessary modifications to meet the specific needs of our residents.


Who Can Live in Properties Owned by the Foundation?

Any person with a disability being supported by an approved and registered care provider can apply for accommodation through the Carinbundi Foundation. You do not need to be a client of Carinbundi.