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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 disabilities and complex support …

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 decades. Trevor has spina …

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 of funding for the …

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 a place to stay …

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 workplace.

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 7 this year. The …

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 Natalie* Hayes is a full …

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. “At a very high …

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. The arrangement remains the …

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, 2018. The group included …

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 weeks that I was …

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 in Adelaide last April. …