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New services for carers coming in 2019

Mar 22 2019

The Australian Government is rolling out a range of new early-intervention services and supports for carers in late 2019. These new services have been designed based …

New career skills and a busy calendar: Linda’s first year using the NDIS

Mar 07 2019

Linda from Rockhampton was one of the first Central Queenslanders to start using the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Now 12 months into the new system …

The NDIS a ‘game changer’ for Brisbane family

Feb 19 2019

For Brisbane mother Jody, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has opened the door to a world of opportunities for son Michael, 9, who has multiple …

Festivals, beach trips and the NDIS

Feb 12 2019

For Clayfield man Trevor Boone, joining the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) allowed him to take his first trip to the beach in more than two …

Carers Australia’s 2019-20 Federal Budget Submission

Feb 11 2019

The Australian Government has called for submissions on policies to be considered for the 2019/20 Federal Budget. Carers Australia has highlighted grave concerns about the adequacy …

Beyond caring: A life of service

Feb 08 2019

Arii, 56, had never met the person knocking on her door eight years ago. A 70 year old Australian woman came to her house, asking for help. “She needed …

What’s on: read our latest news

Feb 06 2019

Welcome to our first newsletter of the year, where you will find all the latest news and information that’s important to you, your family, or your …

Celebrating Pride Festival

Feb 01 2019

Every year, Pride month is celebrated in Brisbane, providing a great opportunity to march and celebrate pride across the city. Brisbane Pride Festival was officially launched on September …

Natalie takes caring one day at a time

Jan 25 2019

The morning routine with children can be difficult for most parents but when you have a child with additional needs, stress levels can be extreme. Caloundra single mum …

On caring and being human

Jan 18 2019

“If someone asked me, what element has made the biggest difference in your sons’ life, the only thing I could answer is: I have always been there,” said Jane. …

Hoyts Australia renews its cinema concession offer for carers

Jan 11 2019

Hoyts Australia has renewed its agreement to offer a discount to carers who attend movie sessions with the person they care for, with Carers Australia for 2019. …

Graduating in style

Jan 11 2019

The academic year has come to an end and six carers who completed their Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)* celebrated their graduation on the Thursday, 22 November, …