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We're delighted to share with you some of our highlights from 2017-2018. Click through the below section to learn more about our highlights.

 

August 2017
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Art from the Margins celebrated 10 years of supporting artists who are experiencing mental health issues,physical or intellectual disabilities or social isolation. More than 400 people have benefited from the program.

We welcomed members from the Chinese Christian Council: Three Self People’s Movement who participated in training sessions on building design, residential aged care and community service models, management and leadership, dementia care, pain management, and end of life care.

 

September 2017
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Hummingbird House, Queensland’s only children’s hospice, was recognised by Carers Queensland for its excellence in providing respite and end of life care for children with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

 

October 2017
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Our Wheller Gardens heritage precinct (circa 1936) opened its doors to the public as part of the Brisbane Open House event.

 

November 2017
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Our STARH (Supporting those at Risk of Homelessness) program is extended into the Ipswich region.

 

December 2017
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Friends and supporters donated more than $25,000 to our Hardship Relief services, and 3,760 bags full of vital groceries and Christmas goodies for the annual Red Bag Appeal.

 

January 2018
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Construction commenced on Rosemount Retirement Community at Sinnamon Village. Highly sought after, 70% of apartments at Rosemount were sold by financial year’s end.


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The ORCA Project commenced. This program provides school-leavers living with a disability with pathways to employment through training and work experience.


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We launched Marcus Mission, in memory of 23-year-old Marcus Roberts. The program works to reduce the risk of suicide for young men aged 18-25 years through skill building, suicide prevention training, and the development of a volunteer mentor network.

 

February 2018
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Established psychological services in Brisbane South providing services to people experiencing domestic violence, young people and the LGBTI community.

 

March 2018
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Bethesda Caring Centre joins Anam Cara, Parkview and Emmaus Village as the fourth aged care community fully accredited in all 10 Principles of the internationally-recognised Eden Alternative™

Philosophy of Care. The Eden Philosophy promotes loving companionship, empowerment and spontaneity and encourages environments that include animals, children and plants.

 

April 2018
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Our ParentsNext pilot program secured three years of ongoing funding in the Brisbane South East Employment Region to provide support, information and guidance to parents of young children to help them prepare for education and employment. In the two year pilot, 81 participants secured employment, 208 have engaged in study and countless others have developed their confidence and accessed local support services to assist with the challenges they face.

 

May 2018
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Dovetree aged care community at Sinnamon Village opened. With 144 spacious deluxe single and superior suites, intimate common areas, spacious outdoor areas, and 24 hour on-site registered nurses, this community provides quality care, variety, independence, and enrichment for residents.

 

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Staff and supporters completed a gruelling 42km trek, raising $117,000 for suicide prevention programs. Trek to Connect becomes our most successful fundraising event to date.

 

June 2018
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The Fulton Wellbeing Centre, a purpose-built health and wellbeing hub, housing physiotherapists, dieticians, podiatrists, speech therapists, occupational therapists and psychologists opened at Sinnamon Village.

 

July 2018
 
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We are registered to provide multiple services under the NDIS including assistance with living arrangements, employment support, health and wellbeing and daily living skills. The NDIS commenced in Brisbane in July 2018.

 

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Wheller on the Park retirement community at Chermside celebrated its 10th anniversary with a beautiful party for residents and special guests. More than 300 people attended with CEO Geoff Batkin presenting 10 year celebration badges to original residents.

 

August 2018
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Hyland House Day Respite Centre celebrated 30 years of service to the community. Staff, volunteers, clients, families and the local community celebrated with an open day and birthday party to mark the special occasion. The service provides vital day respite and care for seniors and people living with a disability in the Pine Rivers Region.

 

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