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ORCA Project creates Acknowledgement of Country videos for all to use

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The ORCA Project team has created two Acknowledgement of Country videos as part of WMQ's commitment to Reconciliation and support of our First Nations brothers, sisters and Elders. We invite you to use these videos.

Mar 29, 2023

Tags: Reconciliation

Scene extracted from the Acknowledgement of country video by ORCA Project

Transitioning into your retirement village: how to prepare for the move

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What is required to best prepare, and what you can expect from retirement living.

Mar 13, 2023

Tags: Retirement Living

Couple relaxing at Rosemount Retirement Village, in Brisbane South

Collaboration leads to new accommodation for people living with a disability

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A collaboration between disability services provider Wesley Mission Queensland, government and the property industry has resulted in six brand new homes for people living with high care needs.

Feb 28, 2023

Tags: Disability

A round dining table with a vase of flowers on it is pictured in the kitchen/dining area of a supported disability accommodation home with the living roomw and two couches in the background

Hydrotherapy: providing a break for children with complex physical needs

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For children with complex physical needs, everyday activities that most of us take for granted can be incredibly challenging. Hydrotherapy can provide a much-needed break from the daily struggles they face.

Feb 24, 2023

Tags: Disability, Children, Hydrotherapy

Child with a disability during hydrotherapy session at our facility in Chermside, Brisbane North

10 ways home care can make your life easier

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Are everyday tasks becoming a challenge? It might be a sign that you could do with a little extra help at home.

Feb 7, 2023

Tags: Home Care

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5 ways to get support while you wait for a Home Care Package

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Need extra help at home before your HCP comes through? You don’t qualify for government-funded options? Here are a few options to consider.

Feb 7, 2023

Tags: Home Care

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Australia Day, Invasion Day, Survival Day, A Day of Mourning: What’s in a name? A call for historical truth to be acknowledged

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Our Reconciliation Manager debunks some of the things that people have said to him about changing the date over the years.

Jan 25, 2023

Tags: Reconciliation, Reconciliation

Newspaper image of stolen kids in 1950. Their eyes reveals the anguish as children are taken from their parents.

Up to 30% of Wesley Mission Queensland office staff chose to work on Australia Day

Media release

To demonstrate allyship and live out its values, WMQ has given employees the choice to work on the Australia Day public holiday.

Jan 25, 2023

Tags: Reconciliation, Wesley Mission Queensland, Reconciliation

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Want to understand more about First Nations past? These books are a good start

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Books offer a window into First Nations peoples and the often-overlooked history of this land we call home

Jan 25, 2023

Tags: Reconciliation, Reconciliation

5 books on First Nations peoples

Your Story is Our Story video series - WMQ’s First Nations Staff on reconciliation

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Video series shares the stories of some of our First Nations staff and sheds a light on what reconciliation means to them

Jan 25, 2023

Tags: Reconciliation, Reconciliation

What does January 26 mean to WMQ staff?

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In this video we ask some of our team, both First and Second Nations, what 26 January means to them.

Jan 23, 2023

Tags: Reconciliation, Reconciliation

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How to make your money stretch further these holidays

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Problematic weather conditions down south and skyrocketing prices have impacted your grocery shopping this season. To help you save money and plan ahead, our Head Chef Russell shares his tips and tricks.

Dec 9, 2022

Tags: Wesley Mission Queensland, Story

Peas been cooked at Wesley Dining Services

New accommodation to help plug gap in housing for people living with a disability

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Wesley Mission Queensland has partnered with RF Corval to deliver six new state-of-the-art disability needs apartments in Brisbane’s East.

Nov 8, 2022

Tags: Disability

Render of an outdoor roof terrace with dining table and chairs and umbrella and plants and tree

A safe space for all

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Wesley Mission Queensland has helped launch the Brisbane North Safe Space Network initiative in Redcliffe this week to offer an alternative form of support for people experiencing distress and vulnerability.

Sep 21, 2022

Tags: Mental Health

Safe Space Network coordinators and supporter standing together during the launch event

Aged Care Employee Day - it's all because of you

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Aged Care Employee Day, is a time each year to recognise and celebrate those who care for our ageing family and friends.

Aug 9, 2022

Tags: Residential Aged Care

Aged care worker laughing as she dances with a WMQ resident

Meet the team putting Action into Reconciliation Action Plan

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To celebrate Reconciliation Week, WMQ hosted a Cultural Awareness Training Workshop for all staff to learn the distinction between Acknowledgement of Country and Welcome to Country, as well as the effects of colonisation still felt in First Nations communities.

Jul 28, 2022

Tags: Reconciliation, Reconciliation

Staff at WMQ Cultural Awareness Training Workshop during Reconciliation Week 2022

90 years old, 13 days, 300kms and $21,000 raised - Athol you're a star!

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After 13 days and 300 kilometres, 90-year-old Hummingbird House volunteer and fundraiser Athol Alcorn walked over the finish line last Sunday, to the delight of his crowd of supporters.

Jul 6, 2022

Tags: Fundraising, Palliative and Hospice Care, Volunteering

Group of people who have been hiking

You've got a friend in me

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Friendships play an important role at all stages of life and studies have found them to be critical for a healthy aging process. It has even been suggested that social contact is more beneficial than physical exercise and healthy habits (not smoking, weight management) for health and longevity.

Jun 16, 2022

Tags: Residential Aged Care

Two elderly ladies smiling. One is in a red jacket holding a book she is reading to the other in a purple cardigan with a crochet blanket over her

We did it, together we raised $218,500 at WMQ's Giving Day!

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We are delighted to announce that Wesley Mission Queensland raised over $225,000 at our Giving Day!

Jun 7, 2022

Tags: Fundraising

Group of people wearing white tshirts and masks celebrating with party poppers

WMQ videos aim at normalising conversations about death and dying

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As part of our commitment to education and awareness in palliative care, staff from WMQ's Hopewell House and Hummingbird House palliative care services created a series of videos aimed at normalising conversations about death and dying.

May 23, 2022

Tags: Palliative and Hospice Care