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Jun 2019 '19
5th

Free lunch and information session in Kingaroy

Every Queenslander should have a plan to help them grow older well. Join us for a free lunch and hear from local experts and guest speakers who can help you plan for the most important chapter in your life. Some of the...
May 2019 '19
23rd

Joe lives his American dream

Joe has had a lifelong dream to go to America. His younger sister Carolyn can't quite pin point the origins of his 'obsession' but recalls his early and enduring love of Elvis, Johnny Cash and all things Disney. "Mum and Dad...
May 2019 '19
8th

Early signs of abuse not overlooked, Centacare warns its not just about physical violence

The first phone call to police came five months after her wedding. The woman sobbed that her new husband had bashed her. He had pushed her head into a wall repeatedly. She said she didn't require medical treatment but she...
May 2019 '19
2nd

Technology bringing violence into the open

Police and domestic violence workers were baffled by one case - how did the abusive partner of a woman keep tracking her and her children in emergency accommodation? The authorities thought they had done all that was needed...
May 2019 '19
2nd

Children and domestic violence: 'There is never any harm in seeking support'

Parents are being advised to reach out for professional help if they are worried that children have been affected by domestic and family violence. Some counsellors warn that the effects may not be easy to recognise...
May 2019 '19
2nd

Warning signs that can show you he's an abuser

When we started dating, I thought he was the perfect gentleman. He would open doors for me, take me on picnics and buy me flowers. It wasn't until six months into the relationship when his controlling and manipulative...
May 2019 '19
2nd

Domestic violence can touch every part of people's lives

For years, domestic violence trapped the woman like a fog that wouldn't lift. Every part of her life, from home to work and her relationship with her teenage son, had been impacted by her abusive partner. He was physically...
Mar 2019 '19
29th

Your NDIS questions answered

Help is available to support you through your NDIS journey. From understanding how the scheme could work for you and what information or evidence you might need to provide, to preparing for your planning meeting, or...
Mar 2019 '19
29th

Jim finds the kind of care that fits

Jim, the eldest of four children grew up in Palmwoods on the Sunshine Coast. Tragically, in his early 30s, a car accident left Jim in a coma for three months. Despite six months of intensive care, he suffered a stroke and...
Mar 2019 '19
29th

Joe's great American dream comes true

Joe has had a lifelong dream to go to America. His younger sister Carolyn can't quite pinpoint the origins of his 'obsession' but recalls his early and enduring love of Elvis, Johnny Cash and all things Disney. "Mum and Dad...
Mar 2019 '19
29th

Keep the ball rolling on your disability funding

If you have a disability and currently receive services under the Queensland Community Care (QCC) program, it's important to note that your service agreement and funding under this program will end on 30 June 2019. The good...
Mar 2019 '19
22nd

Five ways to live well longer

Blessed with a good health system and a better understanding of human ageing, we are living longer than previous generations and entering our later years healthier than our parents did. In a presentation at Toombul Bowls...
Mar 2019 '19
4th

Glen rises to challenge with stunning artworks

Nothing motivates Glen like a challenge. With this in mind, Centacare Service Delivery Manager Sharron McMillan recognised the opportunity for Glen to channel his newfound passion for 'diamond art' to help create three...
Dec 2018 '18
11th

Christmas holiday contact information

For Centacare clients, there are some important changes to our normal operating hours this Christmas holiday period. Please contact your Service Delivery Manager or phone 1300 236 822 for further information (all days except...
Dec 2018 '18
11th

Kicking goals with the NDIS

The NDIS has opened up a world of opportunities for Michael and Aaron. They were both quite reserved when they started our day to day living activities in Hervey Bay. Now, with the means and support to pursue their goals and...
Dec 2018 '18
11th

The sky is the limit for Sam

Stepping out of his comfort zone to achieve his goals is nothing new for Sam. Since he left school almost 10 years ago, the 29-year-old has been expanding his horizons in all sorts of ways. As a long-term client of...
Dec 2018 '18
11th

Your NDIS questions answered

Help is available to support you through your NDIS journey. From understanding how the scheme could work for you and what information or evidence you might need to provide, to preparing for your planning meeting, or...
Dec 2018 '18
11th

What's new with the NDIS?

It's now been two years since the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) began a full roll-out across Australia. More than 26,000 Queenslanders now have an NDIS plan in place and more than 9,000 of these are new...
Sep 2018 '18
14th

NDIS Information Sessions

Let's talk about your goals This week Brisbane North residents are learning more about the NDIS. There were some great questions at our info session in Northgate so thought we'd share some with you. Q. My son received his...
Sep 2018 '18
6th

Let's become friends during Dementia Awareness Month

Getting involved in Dementia Awareness Month can help improve the lives of people with dementia, their families and carers. This year's theme highlights that the 'small actions' we take can make a big difference. One of the...
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