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.
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
|Flag Raising Ceremony
||Boondall Police Station, 149 Muller Road, Boondall
|NAIDOC Week Morning Tea
||10:30AM – 12:30PM
||Centacare, 58 Morgan Street, Fortitude Valley
||RSVP by phone (07) 3251 5000
|Big Super Day Out
||9:00AM – 5:00PM
||Musgrave Park, 121 Cordelia Street, South Brisbane
||Big Super Day Out website
|Sunshine Coast Family Fun Day
||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
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.
Three Centacare clients recently represented Queensland at the Special Olympics National Summer Games in Adelaide.
The NDIS presents a lot of opportunities for people with a disability, but how do you ensure that you get the funding you need? Making sure you have everything you need for your NDIS planning meeting is a good place to start.
Change can be scary, especially when it’s something as big as the NDIS. It has the potential to be life-changing in a positive way, but it’s rational to fear the unknown and to wonder whether there is a chance you could be worse off under the NDIS.
From 4-15 April, the Gold Coast and parts of Brisbane will welcome more than 6,600 athletes and team officials for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
While an exciting time for Queenslanders, this international event is expected to create challenges on our roads and cause disruption for businesses, public services and in many of our daily lives.
Centacare has been hard at work to ensure we can continue to provide high quality care services in our communities. For the most part it will be business as usual for Centacare, with some minor adjustments for service locations heavily impacted by road closures or changed traffic conditions. In these areas we have offered our clients and their families alternative arrangements to ensure they are fully supported during the games period.
While every effort has been made to minimise disruption to our services, please be mindful that increased pressure on our transport network could result in unavoidable delays and interruptions. We appreciate your flexibility and patience over the coming weeks.
For detailed information on Centacare service changes, please phone 1300 236 822.
For further information about road closures, changed traffic conditions public transport options, please visit www.gc2018.com or www.getsetforthegames.com
A grateful Rose Smith is helping spread the word about Centacare Brisbane’s day centre services.
Ms Smith, 79, accesses the Amelia House day service by minibus, door to door, from her southside home.
She enjoys light entertainment and morning teas with new friends each Monday.
“As I’ve become a little older I thought it would be nice to connect with other people, particularly as I don’t drive and only catch public transport,” Rose said.
PROTECTING children from dangers online should start when they turn four, Centacare Regional Coordinator for Child Care Services Michelle Densmore has said.
Mrs Densmore said with increasing numbers of young children using the internet, child care services needed to create more awareness about how to better protect children online. She encouraged Centacare’s 11 kindergartens and 11 long day-care centres to include cyber safety training in their centres.
Centacare Beaudesert recently created a fun workshop project for their male dementia clients – after having a number of old window frames donated.
The clients, who are part of Centacare’s ‘Share The Care’ program, were shown how to sand down, use the paint scraper and then paint the window frames to remake into picture frames and a notice board.
Centacare’s Manager in Beaudesert, Kylie Parnaby said the experience for the clients was very positive. “Doing this project enabled the men to get outside and into the workshop. It allows them space to talk about what they are doing and to share stories. They laughed a lot and bailed up all who passed by to look at their work and discussed it with them!” laughed Kylie.