Supporting People in Respite and Lifestyle (Spiral) is a not for profit disability service provider based at Nambour. Spiral was established in 1981 – the International Year of the Disabled Person.

What we do

Spiral is a not-for-profit organisation providing service to empower potential and equality through growth, innovation and community support.

Spiral supports individuals who are eligible for Government funded services in parts of the Sunshine Coast Council region. We provide:

  • individual social support
  • in home respite
  • small group community engagement focusing on skill development and vocational opportunities

We are a person centred organisation, with a strong focus on:

  • the principles of Social Role Valorisation (SRV)
  • developing an individual’s potential and a strong natural network of support, outside of funded support

Spiral works collaboratively with the individual, their families, advocates and other service providers to be part of an innovative and creative support circle.

Spiral also collaborates with other service providers and community organisations in the Sunshine Coast Council region, with further links to advocacy and support organisations, both State and nationwide.


“Empowering potential and equality through growth, innovation and community support”


“Empowering potential and equality through growth, innovation and community support. Spiral will achieve our goals by providing a holistic support through cooperation, sustainability and being the provider and employer of choice for people on the Sunshine Coast. “


Our values are:

  • Equality
  • Community
  • Innovation
  • Empowering potential
  • Holistic approach
  • Sustainability
  • Dignity
  • Respect

We believe our values are fundamental to the work we do. Our staff and volunteers value the connection with communities and individuals. Read more about our commitment to valuing communities and individuals.


Spiral strives to facilitate community participation and inclusion by developing and facilitating workshops for individual participation in various community settings and functions.

Spiral supports individuals to:

  • build capacity, identify and plan goals, achieve ambitions and fulfil dreams
  • develop and create individual plans
  • self-direct funded support
  • foster community networks, social relationships and natural supports
  • pursue recreational and leisure interests
  • access educational and other learning opportunities
  • pursue vocational opportunities, and
  • create independence

Spiral bases its services and supports in a social and rights-based model, supporting Social Role Valorisation.