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

A meaningful career

Featured

Discover how David found a meaningful career with Centacare after leaving a fast paced role as a foreman for a construction company.

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Experiencing Christmas following release from prison

Community and pastoral care

We asked Cherelle, from Prisoners Services what being released from prison is like and how their clients might be feeling as we approach Christmas.

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Festive cheer for families in need

Family and relationship care

Our Community Connections team has partnered with families of St Mary’s Catholic College and the broader South Burnett community to fill dozens of hampers and deliver some festive cheer where it’s most needed.

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

Disability care

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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Support on your recovery journey

Mental health support

Hollie chats about her love of the creative arts and how Centacare is supporting her on her recovery journey.

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South Burnett marches to reclaim the night

Family and relationship care

Almost 1 in 5 women have experienced sexual violence since the age of 15. During Sexual Violence Awareness Month our sexual assault counselling service in Kingaroy held its annual Reclaim the Night march, inviting the South Burnett community to come together and send a clear message that sexual violence will not be tolerated.

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A safe place to rest

Community and pastoral care

Discover the importance of having a safe place to rest your head at night, fresh clean sheets and other essential items.

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Art carves a path to connection at Alani

Aged care

Uncle Phil, 81, from Forest Lake is a talented artist who can carve intricate patterns in timber, engrave on emu eggs and paint on just about anything. This Seniors Month, we talk to him about the powerful role art plays in his life and how it strengthens the beautiful community he’s found at Alani Social and Community Hub.

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A little support makes a big difference for Dot

Aged care

This Dementia Action Week (20-26 September) we join Dementia Australia to show that, for people living with dementia, ‘a little support makes a big difference’.

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Are the people in your world really OK?

Featured

Do you ever get a feeling that someone you know or care about it isn’t behaving as they normally would? Your support can make a difference. This R U OK? Day, we ask Toni Janke from our family and relationship care team for tips on how to spot the signs that someone is not OK and how we can best support them.

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