What's in a Name?

A Sense of Place has many definitions. We define it as a unique collection of a person’s abilities and characteristics that together help them feel a sense of place within themselves and their world.

It is feeling a sense of having a place to belong; emotionally, spiritually and physically. This connection to place is vital to our sense of identity and our feeling a sense of purpose.

More About Services

This name resonates deeply with us. How does one feel a sense of place when their life decisions are out of their hands? We want to work with people to help them take control of their lives. We want to show people the choices they have and what is possible.We believe in strong community connections and we are committed to outcomes and delivering on our word.

With the country transitioning to the National Disability Insurance Scheme, the opportunity for innovating service provision is alive.

We have taken this opportunity to start something new, something to make a difference in the lives of people living with a disability.

Our vision is for everybody to recognise their ability to create their own life. At Create A Sense of Place, we want everyone to live their life with purpose, to create their sense of place.

We will push the boundaries and set the benchmark, to challenge ourselves and the sector to empower people living with a disability to live the life they choose.

Our Team

Bass Santarelli

I have been the co carer of a developmentally delayed adult, who is also my cousin, for the last 20 years. It has been very hard work; and at times, both physically exhausting and emotionally draining. About 5 years ago I had the pleasure of being introduced to Brigette Kirkpatrick , founder of Create a Sense of Place. I engaged her services immediately as Coordinator of Supports. Wow what an incredible person! Brigette is warm and polite, and treats my cousin as an equal. Brigette is skilled in many areas. For me personally it was her vast knowledge of all facets of the NDIS that has helped me navigate through this gigantic organisation with fantastic results for my cousin. Through her expertise, knowledge and contacts, a large support network is now in place to help my cousin enjoy as normal a life as possible. Brigette, Thankyou for all your hard work.

Louise (reviewed on Facebook)

Professional, efficient, kind, caring, really listen, highly knowledgeable and actually make a positive difference to people's lives!

Alison (reviewed on Facebook)

With Brigette and her company on our side we feel blessed. My brother has complex needs and she has helped us so much to get the right funding in place. More than this is that Brigette goes beyond her call of duty and extends so much compassion and finds amazing solutions to tough puzzles. So much gratitude.


Before I was introduced to Brigette, I was struggling and didn’t know where to turn. Brigette organised various support services to meet my needs and I now have a better quality of life. A very professional service from a lady whose passion is for helping others. Looking forward to your continued support. Many Thanks. Graham.

Lake Macquarie

I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Brigette from Create a Sense of Place to be your coordinator of services for your NDIS plan. She has been wonderful with all the help she has given my son so far. Brigette has helped us from the very start with preplanning paperwork, meetings to organising professional services that my son is now using. Her vast experience in the industry shows with all the extra things that many others may not have suggested or been able to have implemented. Brigette’s attention to fine detail from paperwork to portal knowledge is awesome. I can confidently say this is one lady who gives 110% when it comes to her clients & their families/careers