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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. …

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 by and the milestone …

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 never looked brighter. Jay’s …

Carers are becoming more socially isolated

Dec 14 2018

Social isolation and profound loneliness are two common factors in the lives of unpaid carers in Queensland, Carers Queensland’s Quality of Life Audit 2018 has revealed. Anxiety, depression and fear of …

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 and burnout. As a …

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 life on her terms. …

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 for whom the world …

Carers Queensland Annual Report 2017/18

Nov 26 2018

Together we are dedicated to making life better. Carers, the people they care for and their families are at the centre of everything we do. This year was a year of …

Carers Queensland celebrates one year supporting Central Queensland NDIS participants

Nov 24 2018

When the first Central Queenslanders started using the National Disability Insurance Scheme in October 2017, Carers Queensland was there to help. As the NDIS Local Area Coordination Partner in the …

NAIDOC Week 2018

Nov 23 2018

As pillars of our society, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have played – and continue to play – active and significant roles at the community, local, state and national …