Latest News & Updates

Latest News & Updates

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.   

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Artists from Centacare’s inclusive theatre company, Blue Roo have returned from their North Queensland tour, bringing home lasting memories and life-long friendships.

The 12-day tour took the group to Cairns and Ingham where they unleashed their creative spirit, collaborating with local disability services organisations through five full days of artistry workshops.

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If you live in the Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast or Gympie region, your area will transition to the NDIS from 1 January 2019.

Centacare is excited about partnering with you to explore the possibilities that could be available to you under the NDIS. We are hosting free information sessions in the Moreton Bay area to help ensure you have all the information you need to achieve the best possible outcome for you.

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Whether it’s for an overnight stay, a longer break or just for the day, Centacare clients are embracing our new and improved Aishling service at Eagleby, northwest of the Gold Coast.

Following a $2.6 million redevelopment, Centacare Aishling provides a new standard in short-stay accommodation that better responds to the hopes and aspirations of children and young people with disabilities. In a peaceful setting, surrounded by natural bushland, our clients enjoy a warm and enriching environment that gives them the support and flexibility they need to work toward their goals.

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The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is responsible for determining who is eligible to access the NDIS. If you receive a letter from the NDIA saying you have not met the access requirements for the NDIS, here are some next steps for you to consider. 

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The 2018 theme for Seniors Week, being held across Queensland from the 18th to the 26th of August, is “Celebrating a Queensland for all ages!”  Seniors week will see events celebrated across Queensland which promote positive attitudes towards older people and ageing, enhance community connections and facilitate intergenerational relationships.

Centacare is proud to be playing a part in Seniors Week celebrations by hosting and participating in a number of events.  These are just a few of the events Centacare will be involved in, we hope to see you there.

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With any fire, time is critical. That’s why the Queensland Government has introduced new smoke alarm laws.

You may be eligible for a $200 subsidy to help with the cost of installing compliant smoke alarms in your home. To be eligible you must be a home owner residing within the Logan and Beenleigh district and hold a Pensioner Concession Card or receive a Disability Support Pension.

Call 07 3809 9610 or 13QGOV (13 74 68) to find out more.

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Following a $2.6 million redevelopment, Centacare has officially opened its Aishling facility, which provides a new standard in short-stay accommodation for children and young people with disabilities.

The original “Aishling Respite Centre” in Eagleby had a proud 25 year history of providing valuable care and support services to the community. But as we embrace the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), we’ve set ourselves the challenge of creating a new and unique environment that better responds to the hopes and aspirations of our clients, their families and carers.

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The 2018 theme for NAIDOC Week, being held nationally from the 8th to the 15th of July is “Because of Her, We Can!”.  Events and celebrations of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the strong role women have played in our community will be held right across Australia over NAIDOC Week. 

Centacare is proud to be playing a part in NAIDOC Week celebrations by hosting and participating in a number of NAIDOC Week events.  These are just a few of the events Centacare will be involved in, we hope to see you there.

Name of Event Date Time Location More Info
Flag Raising Ceremony 9th July 10:00AM Boondall Police Station, 149 Muller Road, Boondall  
NAIDOC Week Morning Tea 10th July 10:30AM – 12:30PM Centacare, 58 Morgan Street, Fortitude Valley RSVP by phone (07) 3251 5000
Big Super Day Out 13th July 9:00AM – 5:00PM Musgrave Park, 121 Cordelia Street, South Brisbane Big Super Day Out website
Sunshine Coast Family Fun Day 14th July 9:00AM – 4:00PM Black Swan Park, Cotton Tree Parade, Maroochydore Sunshine Coast Family Fun Day website

 

Search for NAIDOC Week events near you on the NAIDOC Week website -> https://www.naidoc.org.au/get-involved/naidoc-week-events

To stay up to date with Centacare connect with us on facebook ->  https://www.facebook.com/centacarebrisbane

For more information on NAIDOC Week visit the NAIDOC website https://www.naidoc.org.au

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The NDIS is all about choice and control and this includes how you choose to manage the funding in your plan. This is referred to as ‘plan management’. There are four ways that plans can be managed. Here’s some information to help you decide which plan management option will work for you.

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