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Jamie’s five-year road to freedom

Disability care

When Jamie finished high school and joined Centacare’s HAND Social and Life Skills Hub, she had her heart set on achieving one big goal – getting her driver’s license. For five years Jamie worked tenaciously with her support workers, chipping away at her goal little by little and, in August this year, the 25-year-old from Ferny Grove came up trumps. This Disability Action Week (26 November – 2 December) Centacare is celebrating the incredible achievements and contributions of Queenslanders with disability and we met with Jamie to talk about her new-found freedom.

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Emily comes out of shell to take centre stage

Disability care

Emily, the 25-year-old from Little Mountain, wasn't always playing the lead role of Terri in Passage's debut stage production, Sunshine on Terri. But as she has grown in confidence and perfected her performance, she now owns the role.

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Jack captures highs and lows of recovery in new single

Disability care

From homelessness to the recording studio, this Mental Health Week (7-15 October) Centacare client, Jack, talks about his successful music career and the highs and lows of his recovery journey.

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Ingrid finds her forever home

Disability care

Centacare uses a thorough assessment process to ensure every person’s care needs, personality and interests are carefully matched with their housemates. Watch this video showing how Ingrid found her forever home with two other housemates using funding for Supported Independent Living.

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Shenae takes her love of dance to new heights

Disability care

There are 19 people in the Running Duck theatre troupe and every one of them is firmly focused on Shenae as they run through their latest dance sequence. The 28-year-old has been part of the celebrated theatre ensemble since 2020 and this year, has overcome her shyness to take a lead role in designing the choreography for their upcoming stage production.

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Calm and camaraderie in the woodshop

Disability care

As part of the woodworking program at HAND Social and Life Skills Hub, clients learn basic carpentry and woodworking skills needed to make small projects like bird houses, possum boxes, bottle openers and toys.

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Matthew kicks his 5km goal

Disability care

Two years ago Matthew wasn't able to interact with small groups of people. This weekend he joined his support worker Liliana and 20,000 others to complete the International Women's Day Fun Run.

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Shannon fulfils dream of independent living

Disability care

Moving out of home was a big change for Shannon, but the team at Centacare helped prepare her to get her own place, giving her the right amount of support and encouragement to feel confident about the step she was taking and discover her capabilities.

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Cooking brings life to Ovi

Disability care

Getting involved in cooking at our Aishling hub brings life to Ovi, after a motor vehicle accident left him feeling isolated and fully reliant on the care of his family.

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Working together for festive cheer

Featured

From the Gold Coast to the Sunshine Coast, this Christmas our services are drawing on their close ties to the community to deliver festive cheer where it’s needed most.

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