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Category Archives: Stories

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 …

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. …

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, …

A whole new world for Harrison triplets

Jan 04 2019

When Laidley’s Sandra Harrison was told 23 years ago that she was pregnant with triplets, she thought the doctor was joking. “I was first told at seven …

Studying to launch a new career

Dec 28 2018

For Kim, 56, one of the most exciting things in her life has been watching her son Dominic compete at the Special Olympics Australia National Games …

Carers Queensland celebrates one year supporting Central Queensland NDIS participants

Dec 21 2018

When the first Central Queenslanders started using the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in October 2017, Carers Queensland was there to help. Twelve months have gone …

Jay’s Story

Dec 17 2018

18-year-old Jay is taking steps towards adulthood and with support from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and his Local Area Coordinator (LAC), his future has …

The importance of staying connected

Dec 10 2018

A lot of people think carers are saints, they don’t think of them as human beings. But they are real people who suffer from isolation, stress …

NDIS independence for Tara

Dec 03 2018

For Ferny Grove resident Tara Heit, the arrival of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in the Brisbane region has allowed her the independence to live …

An aspiring author thriving with the NDIS

Dec 03 2018

Rohan Sykes wants to be a writer, the Prime Minister of Australia and a fighter pilot. Lofty goals for any 11 year old, but especially one …