Stacey and Bill at the gym

August 2017 Newsletter

Happy August to all of our wonderful clients, employees and supporters! Last month, we celebrated the success of our Kids! Be You holiday program, and in our excitement began to plan for the next one.

NDIS planning has kept us super busy from an internal perspective and has involved hearing experiences and advice from organisations who are rolling the new scheme out. NDIS conversations are becoming more frequent amongst our client and staff group to help us collectively understand the changes and opportunities ahead.

Please also check out our website from time to time, as we’ve begun a refresh and update.

Thanks to Stacey for sharing your story and being our ‘CARS Star’ this month. There’s also information about a new app and some upcoming events you, or people you know, may find useful.


Access 4000: Disability Access App for Brisbanites

Have you heard about this exciting new app?
Access 4000 helps people with disabilities or anyone with accessibility needs living in Brisbane or travelling around the area to feel more informed, confident and prepared.

View more info and download the app here
Our first CARS Stars profile: The Hub Passion for Life Program Co-ordinator, Stacey

Our new ‘CARS Stars’ series is designed to recognise the achievements of some of the exceptional people on our team who go over and above to help our wonderful clients on their journey to belong, be independent and be themselves.

Read Stacey’s Story

Looking for places where you can go for a walk, that are wheelchair or pram friendly?

You can find 10 great suggestions here

…or check out the Queensland Government guide to wheelchair-friendly parks here.

Do you – or someone you know – need Allied Health services at home?

RSL Care can offer physiotherapy and podiatry services for people under 65 living with disability on the north side of Brisbane.

Learn more here.


Positive Partnerships is teaming up with Autism Spectrum Australia to offer two free information sessions, focused on the topics of Friendships and Completing Work.

Both sessions will be held in Caboolture on Wednesday 30th August.

Find out more, and book your place here.

This one-day seminar on 15 August is ideal for people with disability, their families and supporters, who want to explore how to start with the person and design a work role that is made to measure, meaningful and valued by society.

Find out more and make a booking here.


All the very best,
Mel and the team at CARS

P: 07 3350 6651
E: mel@carsinc.org.au

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