Category: Community

Play Transforms Education
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Play Transforms Education

Transitioning back into mainstream schooling is being facilitated through the power of play for one young person in care. After navigating more than 12 months of distance learning and being able to overcome some big challenges thanks to that flexibility, this young person now begins the exciting yet daunting process of returning to a mainstream...

Giving with Love
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Giving with Love

Giving with love is an action known only too well to Jill.  For the past 23 years she along with other ladies from Western Brisbane, have been crocheting for charity.  What started as a social group, the ladies coming together on a weekly basis to crochet for the needy, homeless, and new mothers, grew into...

Unlocking the Voice of the Caregivers
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Unlocking the Voice of the Caregivers

In the realm of disability, the voice of the caregiver can sometimes go unheard.  Add in the complexities of being a kinship or foster carer where authority for decision making passes through the Chief Executive, or The Office of the Public Guardian and if can feel very disempowering.   Every day the carer of a child...

Support Coordinators Never Give Up – Leading to Outcomes for Life
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Support Coordinators Never Give Up – Leading to Outcomes for Life

Positive change is not just a goal for people living with disability; it’s a tangible reality within the Infinity Community Solutions Ltd (ICS) NDIS Support Coordinator Team.   The key ingredients for the recent successes the team have celebrated has been tenacity, persistence, and consistent communication with and for the participants they support.   While it is...

Giving them a Seat at the Table Makes a Difference
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Giving them a Seat at the Table Makes a Difference

Create Foundation represents over 46 000 children and young people who are in out-of-home care, making a real difference in their lives by giving them a voice.  Through their commitment to connect, empower and change, Create Foundation is living their vision of ensuring all children and young people with a care experience reach their full...

Overcoming Barriers for Keeping Kids Kinnected
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Overcoming Barriers for Keeping Kids Kinnected

Family connections are crucial for children or young people who can’t live with their parents, providing a sense of belonging and stability. Living away from parents can be traumatic, especially when transitioning between caregivers. This disruption can lead to overwhelm, emotional distress, anxiety, and fear. Approaching these transitions with sensitivity and providing appropriate support is...

Supporting Family to Care for Family
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Supporting Family to Care for Family

Children belong with family.  At times when children are unable to live with their parents, it is critical to maintain a connection with family supports.  Family help build a strong sense of identity, belonging and wellbeing for a child or young person which results in better life outcomes for both them and their families. KICS...

Empowering Voices: A Journey of Speech Therapy and Holistic Support for Children in Kinship Care
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Empowering Voices: A Journey of Speech Therapy and Holistic Support for Children in Kinship Care

For children, speech therapy plays a crucial role in building the foundational skills needed for effective communication. These skills encompass articulation, language comprehension, and social communication—cornerstones that shape a child’s ability to express themselves and connect with the world. Early intervention is key, as addressing speech and language difficulties during formative years can significantly impact...

Building Inclusive Communities: Navigating Disability Awareness, Overcoming Discrimination, and Fostering Well-Being
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Building Inclusive Communities: Navigating Disability Awareness, Overcoming Discrimination, and Fostering Well-Being

International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPwD) is a day led by the United Nations on December 3rd every year.  Australia has supported IDPwD since 1996, funding a program through the Department of Social Services to promote and raise awareness. IDPwD aims to make people more aware, understanding, and accepting of those with disabilities. This...

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