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Sunnysights’ Model of Care

Updated: Apr 2

Embracing the Buurtzorg Model: Sunnysights' Commitment to Exceptional Care

At Sunnysights, our dedication to providing high-quality disability support services has led us to embrace innovative models of care. One such model that resonates deeply with our mission is the Buurtzorg approach, a Dutch healthcare model centered around decentralized, community-based care. In this blog post, we'll explore how Sunnysights integrates the Buurtzorg model to guide our standard of care for individuals with complex, permanent disabilities.

Understanding the Buurtzorg Model:

The Buurtzorg model emphasizes self-managing teams of healthcare professionals delivering holistic care to clients in their homes. At its core, this model encourages collaboration, autonomy, and a focus on the unique needs of each individual. Sunnysights has adopted these principles to create a more dynamic and person-centered approach to disability support.

Empowering Our Teams:

Sunnysights believes in empowering our support teams to make meaningful decisions that directly impact the lives of those we assist. By embracing the self-management aspect of the Buurtzorg model, our teams are more engaged, motivated, and able to respond effectively to the ever-evolving needs of our clients.

Community-Centric Care:

The Buurtzorg model's emphasis on community-based care aligns seamlessly with Sunnysights' commitment to fostering a sense of belonging and connection for individuals with disabilities. We understand that the community plays a vital role in providing holistic support, and our approach is geared towards creating inclusive environments that encourage independence and participation.

Compliance with SCHADS:

As a business operating under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award (SCHADS), Sunnysights ensures that our implementation of the Buurtzorg model aligns with regulatory requirements. We carefully manage team schedules to adhere to working hour limits, avoiding back-to-back shifts and ensuring compliance with total hours per fortnight. This helps our support teams to have a balanced approach to care and avoid burning out.

Tailoring the Approach:

Sunnysights recognises that the needs of individuals with complex, permanent disabilities are diverse. While drawing inspiration from the Buurtzorg model, we tailor our approach to meet the specific requirements of the NDIS context and the unique characteristics of the Participants we serve.


In adopting the Buurtzorg model, Sunnysights reaffirms its commitment to delivering exceptional care to individuals with complex, permanent disabilities. By empowering our teams, fostering community-centric care, and ensuring compliance with SCHADS, we strive to set a new standard in disability support services—one that reflects our dedication to innovation, compassion, and the well-being of those we serve.

Read more about the Buurtzord Model here.

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