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CCA and Centacare partnered to provide Intergenerational Playgroup

Centacare and Catholic Care of the Aged have partnered to provide free weekly intergenerational playgroups for the community. While the ABC TV documentary Old People’s Home for Four Year Olds popularised the concept, the benefits of intergenerational playgroup programs have been felt for over a decade. Our brains never stop learning, no matter what age we are, and [...]

2019-11-04T02:37:49+00:00November 4th, 2019|

New bus means more mobility for IMAGE clients

The IMAGE team took delivery of a new mini bus on 8 October which will mean more mobility for our clients Through IMAGE, the Parish provides supported Independent Living accommodation for six adults with intellectual and physical disabilities who have high intensity support. Clients have access to 24-hour support, enabling them to experience independent living with support around them. [...]

2019-10-29T22:37:46+00:00October 29th, 2019|

Conference helps support Community Service programs

Community Services Manager, Don Mackenzie represented Community Services at the Family Services Conference on September 24 & 25 in Tamworth. The conference featured guest speakers which talked about family relationships, neuroscience, child development and adverse childhood experiences. Don was able to discuss and compare service offerings with Centacare New England North West and establish useful contacts with other [...]

2019-10-01T23:46:02+00:00October 1st, 2019|

Community Services has a long history of working in partnership with local services & organisations

St Agnes’ Parish Community Services has a long history of working in partnership with local services and organisations. Working in the community presents a variety of complexities from safety in the field, to clinical governance, and transport. Community Services draws on the expertise of our partners to deliver best practice and high quality care tailored to the individual. [...]

2019-09-30T03:37:33+00:00September 30th, 2019|

Client Feedback over a Cuppa

As part of its Community Engagement Plan, Centacare Kempsey held an informal morning tea for its clients’ parents, guardians and carers at its Belgrave Street office on Wednesday 28 August. Hosted by Lorraine Cornell (Manager), Therese Falconer (Team Leader) and Amanda McCloskey (Admin Assistant), it was a wonderful relaxed morning that allowed Centacare to learn more about its [...]

2019-09-05T05:48:13+00:00September 5th, 2019|

Mental Health First Aid – Don’s Column

Research from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows one in five Australians have a clinical mental health issue with anxiety the being most common. In August 2019, the Federal Minister for Health released Australia’s Long Term National Health Plan. A key pillar of this plan is to treat and manage mental health issues earlier and also to reduce [...]

2019-09-05T05:49:45+00:00August 28th, 2019|

Luminosity inspires as always!

Centacare and the Youth Hub supported attendees at the Luminosity Youth Summit on 24-26 July thanks to sponsorship from headspace Port Macquarie. Josh Postle and Liam Croan were accompanied by Jade Chelman from Centacare and Jayson Corr from the Youth Hub. Jayson, who was wrapped to attend on behalf of the Youth Hub, said he was very thankful [...]

2019-09-05T05:52:05+00:00August 1st, 2019|

The Youth Hub Programs & Services l Community Services Update

The Youth Hub in Horton Street, Port Macquarie caters for young people aged 12 - 25 years and offers a range of holiday and welfare programs and services. Its aim is to support and develop the youth of the Hastings by promoting self-esteem through friendship, health, education and community activities. The Youth Hub does this by running community [...]

2019-09-05T05:52:23+00:00July 31st, 2019|

Centacare expands Joe’s horizons through NDIS funding

Joe Pond had a difficult start in life. He has been a Centacare community access client for many years. Joe benefits daily from a drop-in support services to help him live independently. His support workers help Joe manage his medication and encourage him in his search for work. Joe recently turned 25 and to celebrate his birthday he [...]

2019-09-05T05:52:47+00:00July 24th, 2019|