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NDIS supports Sophia to achieve independence

Aug 11 2020

Sophia Geminelli is accessing National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) supports to help her with her goals of living independently, holidaying with friends and eventually getting a job. “My life has …

Life afloat – an unforgettable day

Aug 07 2020

It was only a day. Just enough for them to unwind and relax while connecting with others. The “How are you cruising” Carer Retreat organised by Carers Queensland’s Darling Downs …

Communication for residential facilities

Aug 06 2020

Although most  residential facilities have plans for and faced outbreaks of infections such as influenza in the past, none have faced the prospect of a global pandemic. The scale and …

Amanda on the path to her dream job

Aug 05 2020

Amanda (Mandy) lives in the present but can always think about the future. She likes trying different experiences in life and giving things a go. She is a carer to …

Don’t wait until it’s too late: Carer encourages others to seek help

Aug 03 2020

Tammy Miles was her mother’s primary carer for 13 years, but when her mother’s condition began to deteriorate, she struggled to cope. Feeling alone, depressed and exhausted, the situation eventually …

Replacement value of unpaid care in Australia rises to $77.9 billion per year

Jul 31 2020

A new report commissioned by Carers Australia has confirmed that the estimated annual replacement value of all unpaid care in Australia has risen to $77.9 billion – an increase of …

Emergency Preparedness Planning for COVID-19

Jul 31 2020

We all need to be prepared and know what to do before, during, and after an emergency. People with disability may need additional support, resources, or advocacy during this health …

Retreat offers young carers learning opportunities

Jul 30 2020

Our Central Queensland regional office provided an amazing environment, packed with fun and adventure, supporting young carers to build self confidence and new friendships. Twenty young carers, five mentor/buddy students …

Trecia-Ann reaches employment goal with NDIS

Jul 28 2020

Trecia-Ann Cummings is working in her first paid job since leaving her home country of Jamaica, and accessed support from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to help with finding …

Your new future begins today…

Jul 28 2020

For the longest time, caring for a family member or friend has been part of our lives. With an ageing society, the reliance on carers is expected to increase. More …

Life at 10 kilometres an hour

Jul 27 2020

Jeff Watson is a keen chess player who, with the help of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), has been able to pursue his passion armed with an electronic chessboard …

Further support needed for unpaid carers during COVID-19 pandemic

Jul 24 2020

A further one-off payment of $750 to all unpaid carers receiving carer payments across Australia would go some way to providing the support they need to continue caring during the …