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Changing the narrative around disability

Apr 16 2020

Lisa Cox describes her mission as ‘Changing social attitudes, stopping stereotypes and altering the narrative around disability’. At 24, Lisa was working in her dream job at an advertising agency, …

Meet the carer at Wellways delivering the Carer Gateway

Apr 15 2020

Upon first meeting Rachael Lovelock in her office at Wellways Australia, surrounded by spreadsheets and Gantt charts, it would be easy to assume Rachael is an accountant or financial consultant. …

A Phoenix Rising – The incredible journey of Helen Ross Lee

Apr 15 2020

In 2008, former hang-gliding champion Helen Ross Lee entered a competition in Dalby, more than ten years after her competitive retirement from the sport. Out on training, Helen had an …

Love of dance fuels Briana’s passion for teaching

Apr 14 2020

Briana* dreams of running her own dance classes one day, using her experiences with cerebral palsy to help others embrace an active lifestyle. The 23-year-old from Seventeen Miles Rocks has …

Coronavirus priority testing must include paid care workers in people’s homes

Apr 07 2020

Carers Australia believes all paid carers and volunteer carers must be eligible for priority coronavirus testing including those who provide care in the home. As matters stand, the Victorian Government …

Fighting Parkinson’s Disease Head-On – Madonna’s story

Apr 06 2020

Following a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease in 2012, Madonna Brady set out to learn everything she could about the degenerative neurological condition. “The diagnosis was a huge shock. I didn’t …

Sinclair puts the pieces of the puzzle together thanks to the NDIS

Apr 03 2020

Reading books about trucks and trains and completing colourful puzzles has helped Sinclair May improve his speech, thanks to National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) supports. The 13-year-old from Cleveland is …

Serena hula hooping and dancing into fitness with NDIS supports

Apr 02 2020

Hula hooping and dancing is helping to keep Serena Lee fit and happy in her life, thanks to support workers funded through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The 17-year-old …

Rana’s love of animals shines through with support from the NDIS

Apr 01 2020

Rana Unlu is at her happiest playing with puppies and brushing down horses through animal therapy, thanks to support from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The 45-year-old from Fairfield …

“Mighty Helpful Mitre 10”

Mar 31 2020

Stephen McCormick is a Rathdowney local who has been part of the helpful team at the Beaudesert Mitre 10 for eight years. Stephen has years of experience as an automotive …

The NDIS is supporting Kyle to achieve his goals

Mar 31 2020

Moreton Bay local, Kyle, is working towards living independently and accessing his community. With support from his family and Ashleigh, a Local Area Coordinator at Carers Queensland, he is laying …

People dependent on the Carer Payment also need the Coronavirus Supplement

Mar 30 2020

Carers Australia has been receiving many representations from carers on the Carer Payment who are concerned and upset that their needs have not been sufficiently considered in income support measures …