Meet our Intake Officers

Written on the 18 July 2018

Community Living Australia has recently taken the step of employing designated Intake Officers in each of our service regions. 

Our Intake Officers play an important role in helping new and existing clients access our services under the NDIS.

They are the first point of contact for people looking to access our services and can support people with everything from understanding their NDIS plan, filling out paperwork and putting their plan into action!

We have already recieved wonderful feedback from clients and families about how friendly, knowledgeable and proactive the team are.

To find out more about our Regional Intake Officers, have a read of their short profiles below.

Karee Watson: Murraylands

Karee is the first point of contact for clients in the Murraylands, helping them with everything related to putting their NDIS plan into action.

Karee brings significant experience to the role, having worked as a Team Leader and Senior Team Leader for a number of years with Community Living Australia and Community Lifestyles. Karee is passionate about supporting people to navigate the NDIS and
understand what it means for them and she is committed to
helping clients get the most they can out of both the NDIS and our services. You can contact Karee on 08 8532 0804 or by emailing her at

Karen Sparkes: Fleurieu, SM and KI

Our local Intake Officer in the Fleurieu, Southern Metro, & Kangaroo Island regions, Karen understands how important it is for our clients NDIS plan's to meet their needs and support them in achieving their goals.

Karen understands how complex the NDIS and our clients plans can be and how difficult many people are finding it to understand and put their plan into action. Knowing this, Karen is more than happy to work with clients in understanding their plan, to help them with navigating the NDIS and to ensure they get the services they need. Karen can be contacted on 08 8536 5863 or by emailing her at

Philippa Murray: Hills, Strath and Riverland

Philippa Murray is our Intake Officer in the Adelaide Hills, Strathalbyn, & Riverland Regions. Philippa brings a wealth of client services knowledge to the role, understanding what makes a good service and what qualities people are looking for in a service provider.

With a warm and welcoming personality, Philippa is the ideal person to help clients and families understand their NDIS plans and how Community Living Australia can work with them to provide services that meet their individual needs. For more information you can contact Philippa on 08 8536 5873 or by emailing her at

Laura Hann: South East

A local to the South East, Laura knows how to get the most out of our clients NDIS plans working with them to utilise their funding in the best way possible so that they can live a connected life in the South East community and achieve their goals.

Coming to us having previously worked as a Case Coordinator, Laura has a great understanding of NDIS funding and also possesses a wide range of experience having worked across aged care, mental health and allied health services. Laura always goes above and beyond, working to ensure the best outcomes for our clients. Laura can be contacted on 08 8725 9057 or by sending an email to her at




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