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Read our latest news to discover what is happening around Centacare.

Footy fan Brad gets in the game

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While the season is over for his team, die-hard Broncos fan Brad is glad he was in the stand for their final home game against the Eels. The 31-year-old from Logan has faced some challenges in his life but is kicking goals with support from his close-knit team.

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Lyndal inspires with handmade dinosaurs

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When the curtain went up on Quirky’s debut at QPAC last week, the 25 artists were joined on stage by some very special guests. Patchwork dinosaurs Thumpy and Lumpy were made especially for the show – lovingly designed and hand-crafted by Lyndal, one of the cast of the Real and Diverse (RAD) Theatre ensemble, supported by Centacare.

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RAD theatre gears up for QPAC debut

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Comic tragedy QUIRKY is the debut production by inclusive theatre ensemble Real and Diverse Theatre (RAD), supported by Centacare. It will run 14-16 July at QPAC.

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Megan finds her calling in business

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Along with some of her friends from Centacare’s Iluka Social and Life Skills Hub on the Sunshine Coast, Megan is selling bespoke potted succulents and reversible bandanas for dogs and puppies. From design to production to sales, everyone has a role to play in the venture and Megan’s is the business side.

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Disability care clients pursue their passions

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At HAND Social and Life Skills Hub, a passion for cars has bred a tight knit team known as the most trusted car detailers around.

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Tanya shines in her dream job

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Tanya, 31, shines in her café dream job with the right amount of back-up from her support worker Courtney.

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From client to support worker – Oriel’s lived experience benefits all

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The theme for this Disability Action Week is 'Workforce diversity – open up to opportunity'. We think it’s a great opportunity to tell the story of our much-loved support worker, Oriel, who started at our HAND Social and Life Skills Hub 21 years ago as a client. Oriel’s lived experience plays an important part in how she sees and performs her role at HAND and we are very fortunate to have her.

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Jim finds the kind of care that fits

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Jim is a proud and capable man who gets satisfaction from the smaller things in life. When he was approved for the NDIS, his sister Karen helped him move into a share home where he’d have the opportunity to contribute to his own day-to-day care.

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Upcycling project turns thriving venture

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Everyone has a role to play in Project New Life's thriving business, whether it’s planting, sourcing supplies, working at the pop-up shops, record-keeping or delivering stock to local businesses.

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Sarah’s path to independent living

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Sarah had a goal to move out of the family home and worked with her long-time support worker, Sheeta, to build her independent living skills including budgeting, scheduling appointments, time management, planning healthy meals, cooking, travelling, grocery shopping and house-keeping.

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