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A story of hope and courage from Sri Lanka to Cannon Hill....

A story of hope and courage from Sri Lanka to Cannon Hill....

If you were to walk pass Nironchani on the street you probably would not notice anything different about her and if you did, you would notice a small lady with a beaming smile. Behind that smile lays a story of a young woman who risked her life and that of her two young children to get to Australia to provide a safe and better future for her children, where she has lived for the past two years. Her story is one that most of us could never imagine.

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Gail goes digital with the help of Centacare's Assistive Technology Project

Gail goes digital with the help of Centacare's Assistive Technology Project

Centacare has been running the Assistive Technology Project since September 2013. The project integrates various telecare solutions within client's homes and respite cottages. There are four products that are provided to clients as part of the project; the Roomba (robot vacuum cleaner), a Samsung tablet, a key hide and a Tunstall personal alarm. The Samsung tablets provided include icon options for social networking sites, shopping, online banking and Skype to enable clients to talk to their families.

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S.H.A.R.E the care program!

S.H.A.R.E the care program!

Is a support program for carers of frail elderly people and people living with dementia. Carers are people who look after someone who is frail aged, living with dementia, or has a disability, a mental illness, a chronic illness, an intellectual disability, or a physical disability. They can be a family member, friend or neighbour. Caring can be challenging and without appropriate support, carers can be at an increased risk of poor psychological and physical health and wellbeing.

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The Next Generation in Centacare's Child Care Services

The Next Generation in Centacare's Child Care Services

Centacare has been around for many years and some might ask what does the future look like? If you happen to go to the St Agnes' Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) Mount Gravatt you will see it.

At St Agnes' OSHC you'll see three of the staff members who as children attended the centre over 11 years ago. These staff members are now Educators at the service implementing a fun filled program for the children who attend 'Before and After School Care and Vacation Care'.  

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