People living with spinal cord injury often experience isolation. As such, connection during a stay is paramount, with an emphasis on peer support; building a community of people with lived experience of spinal injury; and fostering broader community involvement and initiatives to cater for people with spinal injuries.
The Sargood Foundation may provide funding assistance for Australian residents with SCI who wish to stay at Sargood on Collaroy and are not covered by (or not covered sufficiently by) insurance and do not have the financial means to fund a stay.
Where need can be demonstrated, The Sargood Foundation will consider requests to sponsor a stay for those who face financial hardship, have a particular rehabilitation goal or who are otherwise in need of the services provided by Sargood on Collaroy.
The Sargood Foundation seeks to support Sargood on Collaroy by:
- Providing financial assistance for a stay for those in need. Most bookings are funded via icare, NDIS or other insurance cover. However, there are some people living with SCI who are not covered by insurance and don’t have the financial means to support a stay. It’s important that potential guests be afforded an opportunity to experience the life-changing benefits of a stay at Sargood on Collaroy.
- Providing essential equipment to facilitate support activities.
- Encouraging independent living within the general community.