GCCL has always been
about effecting change. 

At Gold Coast Community Lifestyles our philosophy is honouring the natural authority of the families we support with Tweed Heads and the Gold Coast disability services. That is, people and families make the choices around how they live their life, and have control over how support is provided and by whom.

GCCL provides the administrative and management procedures to enable this to happen with minimal interference however upon request experienced, creative and driven professionals are on hand to resource, support and guide if requested.

We can help you to understand the NDIS and how to make the most out of your funding and achieve the goals you have set for yourself.

Our philosophy is honouring the
natural authority of families.

what makes us different

GCCL was developed by people with disabilities and their families

The primary people who developed GCCL to provide Tweed Heads and Gold Coast disability services, were all in receipt of individualised funding and in need of a service to be able to access the funds and adhere to legislative requirements of the funding. Our families knew what they needed and how they wanted support to be delivered, so rather than being locked into inflexible arrangements that they did not control, they developed Gold Coast Community Lifestyles. GCCL continues to work with families and individuals to enable them to decide how their support arrangements would best help them to meet the vision they have for their life with a wide and varied range of services, from plan management and support coordination through to providing dedicated carers.

what makes us different

GCCL enables Self-Direction

To us, self-direction simply  means that the person with a disability and their family are in control of their support arrangements. This means you decide when, where and who will deliver support.

what makes us different

We work to a VISION

All our service users draft a plan that details the vision they have for their life. Support arrangements are delivered to assist the individual and the family to make meaningful steps towards their goals and the lifestyle they choose to live.

what makes us different

GCCL believes inclusion and community are the cornerstones

A modern society recognises it benefits from the wide range of lived experiences people have to share. Inclusion and integration enable the collection of all of our stories which allows for a breaking down of barriers and a better understanding of eachother. But most importantly, a rich community life enhances an individuals opportunities for valued roles and relationships, critical to a meaningful life.

what makes us different

GCCL is well prepared for the National Disability Insurance Scheme

The disability sector overall is undergoing significant change with the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), alongside a shift in who has control over support arrangements. Many disability support organisations and government departments will have to radically change how they provide support to people and families. At GCCL it is business as usual. We have always operated from this platform and feel confident our service users of disability services on the Gold Coast and Tweed Heads are well prepared to maximise their opportunities provided by NDIS.

Our Team

Leisa Menyweather

Executive Officer

Kirsty Schmitt

Support Coordinator

Erin Mercer

Support Coordinator

Nicole Hinchcliffe

Support Coordinator

Nicole Souness

Service Delivery Coordinator

Cat O'Driscoll

Human Resources Coordinator

Judy Adams

Finance Coordinator and Plan Manager

Jess Menyweather

Plan Manager Assistant

Sue Ellen Collas

Office Administrator

© Gold Coast Community Lifestyles 2021