“Enabling individuals to live meaningful lives within the communities of their choice”
Our disability support services were established in 1986 and currently supports more than 2500 individuals throughout South East Queensland. We support people to reach their full potential at home, at work and in the community. We do this through a range of programs, including:
- learning and leisure which is a skilled-based, goal-focused educational and recreational program for people with a disability
- accommodation support services assisting individuals with a disability to maintain an independent lifestyle within their own homes
- respite services that are a short-term and a time-limited break for people with a disability and their carers.
Click here to read more about our Disability Support.
Creating hope through theatre
Twenty-two year old Emma Gordon-Smith is a performer with the Blue Roo Theatre Company which is part of Centacare HAND at Wilston. The company is made up of people with disabilities and provides opportunities for these performers to shine. Emma has been part of the company for three years and loves every moment of it. She recently had the opportunity to perform in a film.
Achieving personal goals is the focus of Centacare HAND, with a vast array of drama and music programs on offer. Emma’s connection with Blue Roo has opened the door for her to gain experience and explore new ventures in acting.
Emma’s mother, Debbie, has been delighted by what the experience has meant for her daughter. “It’s been wonderful watching Emma learn and grow with other like-minded people who love drama and dance, and push through those barriers that come with having a disability.”
In her own words, Emma’s part in the film was “A dream come true”.