About

NDIS-Registered-Provider

LevelUp and Your Best Life Disability and Health Services Ltd.

LevelUp Independent Living is a NDIS Registered Provider that is part of Your Best Life Disability and Health Services Ltd. We are a not-for-profit organisation that grew from the iconic and long-standing Children’s Therapy Centre following the introduction of the NDIS. Your Best Life now offers LevelUp Independent Living, Mindcare Mental Health Services, Children’s and Teens’ Therapy Services, and Your Choice Plan Management. These businesses work together to provide an integrated and seemless services to our clients.

The organisation has centres in Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay, and Gympie and is planning further expansion. Our telehealth services are sought by clients across the region and across Australia. All these services aim to help NDIS participants and other clients with disabilities and health conditions, including mental health conditions, to access the services and supports they require to live as independently as possible in the community. 

The company is committed to growing and diversifying to meet the real, expressed needs of NDIS participants and other clients needing therapy through a not-for-profit company that puts people before profits. Your Best Life is leading the development of diverse and inclusive disability support services in the region. We are client-led, open to great ideas, innovative, and collaborative. 

Your Best Life is NDIS-registered and has achieved full quality certification under the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission requirements for all its businesses. As a not-for-profit organisation, we invest surplus funds, if any, into our mission of providing quality services that help people live their best lives no matter what health, disabilities, and other circumstances they face. 

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Debbie Blumel BA, BSocWk, MSW, MBA, GAICD
Chief Executive Officer
Your Best Life Disability and Health Services

Debbie has extensive experience in strategic leadership positions in disability, health and housing organisations during times of great challenges and transformational change. Debbie is passionate about improving disability and health outcomes and strengthening communities through organisational leadership and regional development. Her experience in integrating and streamlining human services spans Queensland and the Northern Territory as well as national initiatives.

Debbie serves as a director on the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Services Board and its Finance and Performance Committee as well serving as a member of the Sunshine Coast AICD Regional Committee. Debbie previously served as CEO of the Northern Territory Medicare Local with accountability for improving the primary health care system and streamlining patient pathways in both urban and remote communities. From 2008-2012, Debbie was an elected councillor on the Sunshine Coast Council where she was able to continue her commitment to strengthening regional communities. Debbie held the Major Projects Portfolio, was a member of the statutory Organisational Performance and Service Delivery Committee, and represented council on the Council of Mayors’ Infrastructure Committee. Debbie was appointed by the State and Federal Ministers for Regional Development as inaugural chair of Regional Development Australia Sunshine Coast and was elected by Queensland coastal councils to represent them on the National Sea Change Taskforce.

 

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Joseph Oderinde
 Manager
 LevelUp Independent Living

Joseph is a trained medical professional who specialised in cardiology, having a decade of clinical experience at Queensland Health and Community Services. Among all, he studied Medicine and Surgery in Nigeria, migrated to Australia in 2013 to complete further studies in Medical Science (extended major in cardiac discipline), Advanced Diploma in Community Services, and Certificate in Dementia Care.

Joseph is passionate about Community Health Services, he has worked with large Aged Care and Disability organisations within Queensland at Lead Clinician, Care Coordinator and Service Manager levels; by leading clinical, allied health and lifestyle worker teams. In his previous roles, he devised and taught clinical educations to frontline staffs, ensuring quality of community service deliveries to people in their homes. Building strong community connections, supports, partnerships and networks for individuals through various government programs and fundings. He is dedicated and committed to bridging gaps between healthcare professionals and community services to achieving quality of life and support for others. He is motivated to empower lives with short and long-term goals to living an impactful life.

Outside his professional career and commitments, Joseph loves spending time with his family, staying awake to watch soccer games and reading soccer news.

Our Administration Team

Introducing our amazing team behind the scenes, working hard to help our clients and staff reach their goals. 

Jess Web

Jess

Jess comes from a background in Purchasing Management, dedicated and passionate to making a difference. Jess decided to pursue a career within the Healthcare industry. Having previous scheduling experience, Jess landed a role for an aged care organisation and excelled as a Scheduling Coordinator. Now with LevelUp, Jess utilises her skills of thorough planning, client matching, maintaining rosters and supporting staff and clients. Jess strives to ensure a high-quality service, providing independent support and STAs to clients to ensure they live their best lives and reach their goals.

Outside of Jess’s professional career, she likes exploring, exercising, and spending time with her family and friends. 

Belinda Web

belinda

Belinda’s experience extends beyond a decade in the Health Care Industry on the Sunshine Coast, and she completed training with qualifications in Aged Care, Disability, Dementia, Leisure, Lifestyle and Health.

Belinda has been in Team Leadership roles in aged care settings, supported clients with memory loss, assisted clients to live independently and has extensive experience as a Lifestyle Coordinator. Designing, coordinating, and implementing engaging leisure activities to promote, challenge and enhance clients’ overall wellness.

Belinda is passionate about enhancing the quality of our client’s lives with support, encouragement, and guidance.

LUIL StaffBio Hayley web

hayley

Hayley is a dedicated professional with a passion for behind-the-scenes work and providing support to those who serve others. With a genuine love for interacting with both staff and clients, she is committed to ensuring that their needs are met and that the highest quality of care is provided. Hayley recognises the importance of this industry, which calls for compassionate individuals to help those being supported to live their best live

Our Administration Team

Introducing our amazing team behind the scenes, working hard to help our clients and staff reach their goals. 

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Jess

Jess comes from a background in Purchasing Management, dedicated and passionate to making a difference. Jess decided to pursue a career within the Healthcare industry. Having previous scheduling experience, Jess landed a role for an aged care organisation and excelled as a Scheduling Coordinator. Now with LevelUp, Jess utilises her skills of thorough planning, client matching, maintaining rosters and supporting staff and clients. Jess strives to ensure a high-quality service, providing independent support and STAs to clients to ensure they live their best lives and reach their goals.

Outside of Jess’s professional career, she likes exploring, exercising, and spending time with her family and friends. 

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belinda

Belinda’s experience extends beyond a decade in the Health Care Industry on the Sunshine Coast, and she completed training with qualifications in Aged Care, Disability, Dementia, Leisure, Lifestyle and Health.

Belinda has been in Team Leadership roles in aged care settings, supported clients with memory loss, assisted clients to live independently and has extensive experience as a Lifestyle Coordinator. Designing, coordinating, and implementing engaging leisure activities to promote, challenge and enhance clients’ overall wellness.

Belinda is passionate about enhancing the quality of our client’s lives with support, encouragement, and guidance.

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hayley

Hayley is a dedicated professional with a passion for behind-the-scenes work and providing support to those who serve others. With a genuine love for interacting with both staff and clients, she is committed to ensuring that their needs are met and that the highest quality of care is provided. Hayley recognises the importance of this industry, which calls for compassionate individuals to help those being supported to live their best live

Continuity of Care

Emergency and Disaster                                                                                                               

Your health and safety and that of our staff are of the utmost importance to us, especially during extreme weather events, virus outbreaks, and other hazardous circumstances.

As a registered and accredited NDIS service provider, we have a duty to provide continuity of care to our clients.  This means will may take extra precautions when meeting with you and can offer telehealth services by video or phone where appropriate.

If your Disability Support Worker is unable to provide your usual service for any reason, we will offer you a colleague from LevelUp Independent Living to ensure minimal disruption to you.

Supported Independent Living – SIL       

LevelUp Independent Living will continue to provide all essential services and supports as outlined in the roster of care.  We will try to provide your usual Disability Support Worker, however, if they are unable to attend, we will provide a colleague from LevelUp Independent Living.  All of our staff members are trained to support you at the high level that you have come to expect from us.

During outbreaks of COVID-19, our staff don’t work across multiple homes.  We do this to limit the opportunity for viruses to spread.

Daily Living Support – ADL                                                                                              

As an essential service, all activities of daily living will continue.  This includes personal care, medication administration, transfers, and medical appointments. 

Social and Community Participation                                                                            

As a non-essential service, supports will continue they are assessed to be safe. LevelUp Independent Living will cancel public and group outings in favour of personalised community access to safe locations.                           

Short Term Accommodation (STA)                                       

As a non-essential service, STA supports may have to be postponed if it is unsafe to go ahead.  However, we know how much you love your holidays, so we will re-organise STA holidays as soon as we can.