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


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 and NDIS

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

A safe space for all


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


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


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!


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


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!


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

Jun 7, 2022

Tags: Fundraising

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Double your impact on WMQ's Giving Day!


Join us on Thursday 2 June as we raise much needed funds for mental health, palliative care, disability and emergency relief.

May 19, 2022

Tags: Fundraising

Young girl with long brown hair wearing a red shirt with her arms around the neck of a man with a beard in a yellow shirt sitting in a grassy field

WMQ retirement offering grows as buyers seek space


WMQ is about to expand its retirement living offering with building work set to begin on Stage Two of Rosemount Retirement Village at Sinnamon Park.

May 3, 2022

Tags: Retirement Living

Artists impression of a building with bushes around

For Morse code Mavis, war memories never fade


At 96 years of age, St Mark's resident Mavis Obst may have lost the touch for her Morse code training, but her memories haven’t faded.

Apr 24, 2022

Tags: Residential Aged Care

Elderly woman sitting on a park bench holding framed war memorabilia

International Women's Day 2022


Today we celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women and call for action on gender equality. Watch this message from people across WMQ on International Women's Day.

Mar 8, 2022

Tags: Wesley Mission Queensland

Three woman pictures. One wearing a green polo shot, one in personal protective equipment and an elderly woman

Her Excellency the Governor of Queensland announced as patron of Hummingbird House


Queensland’s only children’s hospice, Hummingbird House, has announced the Governor of Queensland, Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young PSM, as its new patron.

Feb 14, 2022

Tags: Palliative and Hospice Care, Wesley Mission Queensland

Queensland Governor Dr Jeanette Young standing dressed in a suit jacket in front of a photo of Queen Elizabeth II

Isolated but not alone – aged care workers step up for elders


As the pressures faced by the aged care sector continue to increase due to COVID-19 and sector issues, an underrecognised workforce has taken on even more responsibility to support residents who have been isolated from families.

Feb 8, 2022

Tags: Residential Aged Care

hand placed on another hand holding a walking stick

Celebrating life's joys in lockdown


Sometimes it is the small gestures that mean the most, and WMQ frontline workers have demonstrated this as they care for residents who have been in lockdown due to COVID-19.

Feb 7, 2022

Tags: Residential Aged Care

Elderly man and woman sitting at a table with a white table cloth and balloons in the background clinking champagne glasses

Christmas wrap up raises much needed funds


Christmas may seem a distant memory but we are still celebrating the efforts of our volunteer Christmas wrappers who raised more than $32,600 for our Emergency Relief Hub.

Feb 1, 2022

Tags: Crisis relief, Fundraising

Two women wearing red aprons holding presents wrapped in Christmas paper and smiling

ORCA hits a sweet spot with Nodo donuts


In celebration of International Day for People with Disabilities, we caught up with Kate, founder of Brisbane's best gluten-free donuts Nodo, about her business's participation in the ORCA Work Experience Project.

Dec 15, 2021

Tags: Disability and NDIS

Box of six different flavoured donuts

Congratulations YHES House


Congratulations to the YHES House (Youth, Health and Education Service) team for winning the Meritorious Award at the City of Gold Coast Safer Community Award in the not-for-profit category for the amazing work they do.

Nov 24, 2021

Tags: Youth and parenting

Group of six women standing in front of a painting holding an award and looking happy

It pays to be green


Parkview resident Barry Norton’s passion for the environment has been contagious – and brought in thousands of dollars for his home in the process.

Nov 2, 2021

Tags: Residential Aged Care

Man giving thumbs up surrounded by plastic bags filled with bottles

Festive food bags bring a brighter Christmas


WMQ has launched its annual Red Bag Appeal to deliver a some much-needed festive cheer to families doing it tough as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nov 1, 2021

Tags: Crisis relief

Coles Hummingbird House appeal raises $1 million


This year's Coles Hummingbird House appeal raised more than $1 million to support babies, children and young people living with a life-limiting condition.

Oct 27, 2021

Tags: Fundraising, Palliative and Hospice Care

people dressed in purple including a woman holding a child who has a disability

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