At Spinal Home Help, our mission is to empower Queenslanders with disabilities and their families to take charge of their lives and be active members of their communities. We understand that the journey from hospital admission to discharge can be challenging, which is why we offer comprehensive support every step of the way.

As a non-profit organization registered with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), we are proud to be led by people with disabilities. Our services are tailored to meet the unique needs and preferences of each individual, with a person-centered approach that puts the individual at the heart of everything we do.

Our commitment to community values and personalized service makes us the top choice for those seeking exceptional support and care. Whether you’re looking for assistance with daily living, rehabilitation, or anything in between, Spinal Home Help is here to help you achieve your goals and live life to the fullest.

Our values


Spinal Home Help honors each person’s independence, choice, and control. We value and understand the importance of tailoring support services to an individuals unique needs.


At Spinal Home Help we strive to support our community to have a voice and speak up for the rights of Queenslanders with spinal cord injuries and all disabilities.


At Spinal Home Help we believe that together is better. We value strong alliances with local agencies and providers to deliver quality services.

Our History

During his recovery in the Princess Alexandra Spinal Injuries Unit, Malakai Tava was known for his passion and determination to better the lives of people with spinal injuries and other disabilities.

Due to funding arrangements and current legislation at the time, Malakai was advised that upon his discharge from the Spinal Unit he had the option to live in a group habitation setting (a nursing home) if his family was unable to provide care for him. Despite his frustration, Malakai undertook a campaign while still in the Spinal Unit, to push legislators, health, and government bodies to provide not only age-appropriate care but also better services and funding packages for people with a spinal injury and their families.

The campaign was a success and in 2013, many years of advocacy and improved legislation later, along with a small team of people with spinal injury, family, and friends, Malakai successfully founded Spinal Home Help Incorporated (SHH).

Spinal Home Help envisions a future where all Queenslanders with a spinal cord injury have the confidence and supports to engage with their communities and live life to the fullest, and to continue to work hard to achieve that goal.