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Stephen is gaining his independence with the NDIS

Sep 10 2020

Stephen Davies is feeling more independent and settled thanks to the support from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Stephen has recently celebrated his 30th birthday, lives on a property …

Nominations now open: Carer Friendly Business Awards ceremony goes virtual in 2020

Sep 03 2020

Nominations are open for Carers Queensland’s Carer Friendly Business Awards 2020 and for the first time in 17 years, winners and carers who nominated them, will be celebrated in a …

Gina thrives with independence goals

Aug 26 2020

Gina Bird is maintaining her independence and getting out into the community thanks to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Accessing a support worker for 30 hours a week allows …

Pre-Budget submission: ‘Invisible army’ of unpaid carers need improved recognition and support

Aug 25 2020

The support of Australia’s 2.65 million unpaid carers needs to be reflected in the upcoming Federal Budget, both in policy and financial terms, according to Carers Australia’s pre-Budget submission. ‘The …

Independent living the key to Terry’s happiness

Aug 25 2020

Prior to accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in March, Terry Dallas was facing the prospect of living in a nursing home as a 54-year-old. Terry has bilateral peripheral …

NDIS funds are life-changing for Tovah

Aug 24 2020

Carers Queensland is helping nine-year-old Tovah Rennie in her goal of growing up to be as independent as possible and happy. Tovah, who lives at Logan Reserve and has an …

Carers Australia calls for additional carer payments

Aug 20 2020

Carers Australia has urged the Federal Government to consider providing an additional $750 stimulus payment to carers after the Government announced yesterday that pension payments would not rise in September …

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Aug 19 2020

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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 …