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Linking a Community

Ability Links NSW recently went to the Birpai country and visited the town of Wauchope to catch up with Jade Chelman & Stacey Ritchie from the Centacare ‘Early Links’ program and the inspiring Aunty Lucy. The “Early Links” playgroup, is a mum’s and bub’s group coordinated by Centacare and Ability Links NSW and run out of The Mad [...]

2019-04-18T05:09:44+00:00April 17th, 2019|

April Community Services Spotlight – Behaviour Support

We all display behaviours as a way of communicating our needs. It is only when these behaviours present a concern to the individual exhibiting these behaviours or to those around them, that we need to look to alternative strategies. Developing a behaviour support plan with measurable goals and strategies to address behaviours of concern is critical to ensuring [...]

2019-04-09T23:57:19+00:00April 9th, 2019|

March Community Service Spotlight – Don Mackenzie

I would like to acknowledge the recent loss of Fr Donnelly, which was felt right through our Centacare community. Father D’s vision and guiding influence saw St Agnes’ Parish grow into a leading aged care, disability services and educational provider in the Mid North Coast region. He was renowned for helping those in need, effectively touching the lives [...]

2019-03-19T23:10:27+00:00March 19th, 2019|

NDIS Participants enjoy a cruisey holiday

Sue Blain, Accommodation and Community Services Team Leader, organised a 4-night cruise to Morton Island in December 2018. Twelve NDIS participants enjoyed beautiful weather and an abundance of entertainment out on the seas with P&O. Their NDIS packages assisted with the funding and Centacare staff Sue Blain, Mel Freeman and Maddie Mackintosh accompanied them.

2019-02-05T02:19:57+00:00February 5th, 2019|

Meet our Coordinators of Support – Jo Marsham

A Coordinator of Support provides assistance to participants to strengthen their ability to connect to and coordinate supports. A Coordinator of Support can: Support the implementation of all supports in the plan, including informal, mainstream and community, as well as funded supports; Coordinate assessments, reports and service proposals; Identify strategies and solutions for managing risks; Identify and seek behaviour [...]

2019-02-05T01:05:28+00:00February 5th, 2019|

Meet our Coordinators of Support – Katey Grainger

A Coordinator of Support provides assistance to participants to strengthen their ability to connect to and coordinate supports. A Coordinator of Support can: Support the implementation of all supports in the plan, including informal, mainstream and community, as well as funded supports; Coordinate assessments, reports and service proposals; Identify strategies and solutions for managing risks; Identify and seek behaviour [...]

2019-02-05T00:59:04+00:00February 5th, 2019|

Meet our Coordinators of Support – Mel Barnes

A Coordinator of Support provides assistance to participants to strengthen their ability to connect to and coordinate supports. A Coordinator of Support can: Support the implementation of all supports in the plan, including informal, mainstream and community, as well as funded supports; Coordinate assessments, reports and service proposals; Identify strategies and solutions for managing risks; Identify and seek behaviour [...]

2019-02-05T00:56:05+00:00February 5th, 2019|

Meet our Coordinators of Support – Ali Nowlan

A Coordinator of Support provides assistance to participants to strengthen their ability to connect to and coordinate supports. A Coordinator of Support can: Support the implementation of all supports in the plan, including informal, mainstream and community, as well as funded supports; Coordinate assessments, reports and service proposals; Identify strategies and solutions for managing risks; Identify and seek behaviour [...]

2019-02-05T00:51:50+00:00February 5th, 2019|

Centacare Christmas Concert goes ahead

Centacare’s annual Christmas Concert went ahead despite an untimely power outage caused by storms on Wednesday evening, November 28. The end of year performance night and Christmas party, held at Centacare Day Centre in Leith Street, West Kempsey got under way at 5pm with the premiere of the movie, ‘Who stole Christmas’, which was put together by clients [...]

2019-02-05T00:31:10+00:00February 5th, 2019|

Magical ‘Christmas Lights’ Bus Tour

A group of 21 Centacare clients and staff enjoyed a magical mystery 'Christmas Lights' bus tour on Monday evening 17 December from 7 to 10pm visiting King Creek, Wauchope and Lake Innes to see the beautiful light displays. Everyone had a great time, especially getting ice creams along the way!

2019-02-05T00:22:59+00:00February 5th, 2019|
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