1300 236 822
TEXT SIZE

Centacare has a proud history of providing a range of disability services in the Ipswich community. We are introducing a range of new programs that provide participants the opportunity to work towards achieving their life goals. Our programs are designed to encourage independence, build confidence and self-esteem through a range of vocational learning and recreational activities.

BLUE ROO THEATRE GROUP – DRAMA TASTERS

The performing arts is a wonderful opportunity to build confidence and self-esteem. Through positive encouragement and a supportive, relaxed environment, participants are given the opportunity to develop skills, at their own pace.

The Drama Tasters offer participants the opportunity to improve communication and literacy skills, develop friendships and have fun. Blue Roo has been operating since 2009, with trained staff lead by an experienced Artistic Director.

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERING

Community Volunteering supports participants to access and become valued members of the community, through pursuing and engaging in volunteer opportunities. Participants are supported to:

  • research volunteering options;
  • develop resumes to gain practical experience and confidence; and
  • establish independence in the workplace.

 

YOUR BIG DAY OUT

Your Big Day Out provides an entire day out to explore some of Queensland’s most popular attractions and sporting events. It is designed to improve participants’ social skills and to build self-confidence.

Experienced staff members ensure that participants are given the opportunity to develop communication skills, literacy and money handling skills.

ONE-ON-ONE INDEPENDENT LIVING

Independent living skills provides one-on-one support to assist participants to develop skills to live independently. Activities include:

  • travelling independently on public transport
  • cooking meals
  • domestic duties
  • personal care.

COME AND TRY SOCIAL GROUP

This group aims to encourage and support participants to access and be part of the community and develop life skills through leisure activities.

Activities include:skating, dining out, going to the cinema and visiting art galleries and museums.

The group will also provide the opportunity to develop friendships and have some fun.

EVENT CALENDAR – APRIL/MAY 2017

Day Date Time Event Transport Cost Activity Cost
Tuesday 18 April 9am to 3pm MT. COOTHA BOTANIC GARDENS • Walk around the Botanic Gardens, with lunch at the Botanical Cafe Public Transport $20 for incidentals – food/drinks etc.
Wednesday 19 April 1pm to 5pm IPSWICH MOTORSPORT MUSEUM • Have a look around Ipswich City Heart with a trip to the Motorsport Museum, followed by afternoon tea Public Transport $7.50 entry and $15 for incidentals – food/drinks etc.
Friday 21 April 5pm to 9pm THE IPSWICH WORKSHOPS RAIL MUSEUM • Enjoy the twilight markets and torchlight tour • See the museum like never before $10 $2 markets entry / $10 for the tour
Monday 24 April 2pm to 3.30pm BLUE ROO THEATRE GROUP – IPSWICH DRAMA TASTER • WG Hayden Humanities Centre @ 56 South St Ipswich • Come and have fun engaging in theatre and drama Public Transport N/A
Wednesday 26 April 1pm to 5pm MOVIES AT LIMELIGHT CINEMAS – RIVERLINK • Check out a movie • Make new friends Public Transport $10 for ticket (XD) – $10 food/drinks etc.
Friday 28 April 9am to 3pm QLD MARITIME MUSEUM • Walk around the warship HMAS Diamantina • Check out the museum exhibits • Lunch at Southbank Public Transport $14 for museum entry and $20 for lunch – food/drinks etc.
Tuesday 2 May 9am to 3pm MINI-GOLF AT VICTORIA PARK • Head out to Victoria Park for a fun game of putt-putt • One of the coolest courses around Public Transport $16 for putt-putt entry and $20 for lunch
Wednesday 3 May 1pm to 5pm QUEENS PARK TOUR – NERIMA GARDENS • Relaxing walk around Queens Park with afternoon tea Public Transport $10-15 for snack – food/drinks etc.
Friday 5 May 9am to 3pm GARDEN CITY – MT. GRAVATT SHOPPING CENTRE • Trip to Garden City for sightseeing/shopping • Lunch at Garden City food court (lots of choice) Public Transport $20 for incidentals – food/drinks etc.
Saturday 6 May 9am to 5pm YOUR BIG DAY OUT – MONTVILLE AND MALENY • Day Trip – visit to a dairy, cheese tasting • Fudge factory • Lunch with live entertainment $20 $20 for incidentals – food/drinks etc.
Monday 8 May 2pm to 3.30pm BLUE ROO THEATRE GROUP – IPSWICH DRAMA TASTER • WG Hayden Humanities Centre @ 56 South St Ipswich • Come and have fun engaging in theatre and drama Public Transport N/A
Tuesday 9 May 9pm to 3pm MT. COOTHA LOOKOUT • Check out the view from Mt. Cootha • Have a café lunch at the top of the mountain Public Transport $20 for incidentals – food/drinks etc.
Wednesday 10 May 1pm to 5pm REDBANK PLAZA SHOPPING AND AFTERNOON TEA • Head out to beautiful Redbank Plaza with afternoon tea Public Transport $10-15 for snack –food/drinks etc.
Friday 12 May 9am to 3pm SHORNCLIFFE FISH AND CHIPS • Have a fun day out heading out to Shorncliffe • Fish and chips for lunch by the sea at Shelley’s Inn Public Transport $20 for incidentals – food/drinks etc.
Monday 15 May 2pm to 3.30pm BLUE ROO THEATRE GROUP – IPSWICH DRAMA TASTER • WG Hayden Humanities Centre @ 56 South St Ipswich • Come and have fun engaging in theatre and drama Public Transport N/A
Tuesday 16 May 9am to 3pm QLD MUSEUM SCIENCE CENTRE • Check out the Science Centre at QLD Museum • Have a fun time checking out some weird science Public Transport $12.50 Ticket entry and $20 for incidentals – food/drinks etc.
Wednesday 17 May 1pm to 5pm BOB GAMBLE PARK • Trip out to Bob Gamble Park • Have a relaxing walk along the Bremer River Public Transport $10-15 for snack –food/drinks etc.
Monday 22 May 2pm to 3.30pm BLUE ROO THEATRE GROUP IPSWICH DRAMA TASTER • Venue TBD • Come and have fun engaging in theatre and drama Public Transport N/A
Tuesday 23 May 9am to 3pm LASER TAG AT STRIKE BOWLING BAR • Head into the Wintergarden to play Laser Tag • Lunch at Wintergarden Food Court afterwards Public Transport $18 for 2 games and $20 for incidentals –food/drinks etc.
Wednesday 24 May 1pm to 5pm ORION SPRINGFIELD • Trip to Springfield Shopping Centre for afternoon tea Public Transport $10-15 for snack –food/drinks etc.
Friday 26 May 9am to 3pm BUS TRIP TO CLEVELAND • Have a fun day out with a trip to Cleveland • Fish and chips for lunch by the bay at Wynnum $20 $20 for incidentals – food/drinks etc.
Monday 29 May 2pm to 3.30pm BLUE ROO THEATRE GROUP – IPSWICH DRAMA TASTER • WG Hayden Humanities Centre @ 56 South St Ipswich • Come and have fun engaging in theatre and drama Public Transport N/A
Tuesday 30 May 9am to 3pm BRISBANE PLANETARIUM MUSEUM • Check out the Planetarium exhibits • Learn about space exploration and our universe Public Transport $20 for incidentals – food/drinks etc.
Wednesday 31 May 6.30pm to 10.30pm STATE OF ORIGIN – IPSWICH SERVICES CLUB • Have a meal and a fun night watching the State of Origin at the Ipswich Services Club $10 $20 for incidentals –food/drinks etc.

NOTE: ALL EVENTS ARE PROPOSED ONLY AND ARE SUBJECT TO SUFFICIENT ATTENDEES – COSTS, TIMES AND VENUES MAY CHANGE.
Travel note: As most activities will utilise public transport, please ensure you bring along a topped up Go-Card with at least $10 of credit.
Additional Costs: At most activities you will need to purchase lunch/drinks/snacks. We recommend a minimum of $20 cash be taken to most events.