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About Us

We uphold individual human rights and provide people with opportunities to achieve their goals and aspirations.

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Our Mission

Our goal is to uphold individual human rights and provide people with opportunities to achieve their goals and aspirations. We do this by providing quality and ethical supports to ensure each person is at the centre of all decision making.

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Diversity

We focus on inclusion and promote human rights and individuality.

Independence

We value outcomes, capacity building and supported decision making.

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Dignity

We treat everyone with respect, value people and are ethical in all conduct.

Doing it Different works with all people that are participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

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Doing it Different (DiD) is an independent provider offering Support Coordination, Specialist Support Coordination, NDIS pre planning, Psychosocial Recovery Coaching and Individualised Living Options.

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DiD represents opportunity and being authentic in everything that we do. Our logo symbolises community, connection, circles of support, difference and individuality; and we celebrate... I DiD...You DiD...We DiD...They DiD.

Meet Our Founder & Director

Tania Griffiths

Doing it Different was founded by Tania who has worked in the disability and aged care sectors for over 30 years. Tania is a qualified Developmental Educator, and has expertise across a wide range of areas having worked extensively in Government service provision, the NDIA -  Scheme Implementation and as a provider of services in community settings. Tania has a personal connection to mental health supports and a deep understanding of legislation, person centred approaches and experience across all areas of disability.

 

One of Tania's greatest achievements was to design and develop human rights, and person centred policy and Active Support across South Australia. This training was provided to staff and organisations to improve services for people living with disability and their supporters. Tania was awarded a scholarship to study in America in 2019, learning from organisations that focussed on innovative and individualised service delivery, which provided opportunities to spend time with people with complex disabilities and mental health living ordinary lives in their communities. Tania is passionate about people and individualised approaches. 

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Meet Our Director

Rebecca Stocks

Rebecca or ‘Bec’ as she is known has worked in the Disability and Mental Health sectors for over 25 years in the United Kingdom (UK) and in Australia. Bec completed her Honours Degree in Disability at King Alfred’s College in Winchester UK, and worked supporting people with complex disabilities before travelling to Australia to backpack for 18 months experiencing this wonderful country. Bec chose to settle in South Australia and became an Australian citizen in 2017.


Since living in Australia for the past 20 years, Bec has worked in a variety of roles including managing accommodation services, policy and project development in State Government, and developing and  implementing options for people discharging from acute hospital settings. Most recently Bec worked in the Department for Child Protection. 


Bec has extensive experience working with people with Acquired Brain Injury, Physical and Neurological conditions, Intellectual Disability, Mental Health, and Autism Spectrum Disorders.


Bec enjoys spending time with friends and family and understands the clear importance of community connection, and being a valued member of society. Bec has a strong passion for social justice and enjoys working with people to live the life they choose. 

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Meet The Team

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Ashleigh, "Ash"

Support Coordinator /
Psychosocial Recovery Coach

Ash, with a decade of experience in South Australia's disability and mental health sectors, excels in roles like managing Supported Independent Living, Local Area Coordination, and NDIS support. She draws from her own mental health experience to empower individuals with a positive mindset. Her core values are honesty, authenticity, justice, compassion and encouragement shine through in all that she does.  In her spare time, she's a dedicated parent to two young children.

Ash works across the Northern Area.

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Edwina

Support Coordinator /
Psychosocial Recovery Coach

Edwina is passionate about supporting personal and professional growth. She has a background in sports coaching, postnatal depression coordination and individual support. She holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Sports Coaching – University of Queensland), and a Bachelor of Social Science, majoring in Children and Family Studies at Edith Cowan university (ECU). In her free time, she enjoys connecting with people and spending time with her family. Edwina's calm and mindful approach allows her to connect deeply with people she works with. 

Edwina works across the Southern and Western areas.

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Loren

Support Coordinator /
Psychosocial Recovery Coach

Loren has extensive experience in community services, disability support, and employment services, focusing on individuals with disabilities and mental health needs. She's dedicated to empowering participants to develop skills, advocate for themselves and achieve their goals. Beyond work, Loren enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, engaging in beach outings, music, cycling and lawn bowls. Loren is committed and focussed in everything that she does to support outcomes for people.

Loren works across the Southern and Western areas.

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Jarnine

Support Coordinator 

With nearly 20 years of experience in the Disability and Aged Care Sectors, Jarnine, who was born in Adelaide and seasoned by her time in Paris and London, developed a passion for individualised Support Coordination. She's driven by her ability to inspire change and instil confidence in her clients. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking experiments, DIY projects, and spending time with her rescue dog, Molly, living by the motto: "Love what you do, or it's time for a change!" Jarnine excels at getting things done with people.

Jarnine works across the Southern area.

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Ann

Support Coordinator / Psychosocial
Recovery Coach

Ann has a background in Social Science, and is knowledge driven, passionate and empathetic.

Ann is bubbly and engaging, and driven by person centred practice, and committed to timely and quality supports and outcomes for people. Ann has extensive experience working as a Support Coordinator and Psychosocial Recovery Coach, working in complex settings including homelessness, corrections and criminal justice. 

Nothing phases Ann, and she has a calm and engaging personality. 

Ann works across the Northern area.

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Brenton

Support Coordinator /
Psychosocial
Recovery Coach

Brenton comes to the team with vast experience in the sector, having worked in employment, housing and business development areas. He has previously worked in both the Plan Management and Support Coordination areas, and knows what is important to supporting people to live great lives. Brenton worked for many years as an aquatic education teacher, teaching babies to adults and people with disability how to swim!

Brenton comes to the team with a wealth of knowledge, experience and networks - you need to find something, Brenton can do it! He is also possibly the nicest human you will ever meet.

Brenton works across the Southern, Western and Hills regions. 

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Rutu

Support Coordinator /
Psychosocial
Recovery Coach

Rutu has a genuine passion for making a positive impact, backed by experience and a strong academic framework in psychological studies. Rutu has worked with people from all different backgrounds, and has developed strong communication skills and cultural competence. Rutu is able to navigate people through complex systems and challenging situations, and enjoys engaging with people from all walks of life.  Rutu has come form working as a Support Coordinator and Recovery Coach, as well as a Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner, and brings a wealth of knowledge to this role.

Rutu has a beautiful, calm and engaging personality, and is an avid 'Swiftie' in her spare time!

Rutu works across the North East, West and Southern areas. 

Having worked in service provision and alongside many support coordinators, I know what works and what does not work well. I am passionate about bringing my knowledge and experience to support people to live on their own terms, and to be genuinely connected and included in the fabric of community.

-Tania, Founder of Doing it Different

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