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The work of giving hope to those in prison

Sep 13, 2022

For many people in prison, a visit from a chaplain leaves them experiencing a sense of peace, acceptance of what is happening for them and some clarity about how they can move forward. Centacare prison chaplain Deacon Russ Nelson speaks about the important...

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Busy hands make the difference for David

Sep 9, 2022

Dementia impacts close to half a million Australians. In the lead up to Dementia Action Week (19-25 September) we tell David's story and show how, with a little bit of support, people living with dementia can live active and fulfilling lives for many...

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Footy fan Brad gets in the game

Sep 9, 2022

As NRL teams close in on the business end of the season, Broncos fan Brad has his sights set on being in the stand for Brisbane's final home game against the Eels. The 31-year-old from Logan has faced some challenges in his life but is kicking goals with...

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Jordan and Shiralee answer calling to care

Aug 8, 2022

Jordan and Shiralee didn't start their careers as support workers. Jordan, 30, served in the army and mother of three Shiralee, 31, worked as a receptionist and a cleaner. Now, as part of the Centacare team, they are fulfilling what they describe as a...

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No wrong door for those without a home

Aug 5, 2022

During Homelessness Week (1-7 August) we talk to Centacare housing support manager Jodie Anson who's team walks alongside people who are experiencing homelessness to identify immediate supports and pathways to safe and permanent accommodation.

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Lyndal inspires with handmade dinosaurs

Jul 11, 2022

When the curtain goes up on Quirky's debut at QPAC this week, the 25 artists will be joined on stage by some very special guests. Patchwork dinosaurs Thumpy and Lumpy have been made especially for the show - lovingly designed and hand-crafted by Lyndal,...

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Gold Coast hub artwork reconciles two worlds

Jul 2, 2022

This NAIDOC Week (3-10 July) Centacare reaffirms its commitment to social justice and the importance of healing and reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, commissioning an original artwork by contemporary Indigenous artist, 17-year...

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RAD theatre gears up for QPAC debut

Jun 13, 2022

Comic tragedy QUIRKY is the debut production by inclusive theatre ensemble Real and Diverse Theatre (RAD), supported by Centacare. It will run 14-16 July at QPAC.

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How to recognise the signs of elder abuse

Jun 13, 2022

More emphasis is being placed on learning to recognise the signs of elder abuse, with calls to Queensland's elder abuse hotline showing older people are more likely to experience abuse in their own home, at the hands of their own family. Centacare's Desley...

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Your old mobile phone could save a life

May 16, 2022

A mobile phone is often one of the first items to be smashed during an incidence of domestic and family violence. This May, during Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month, we talked to Founder and CEO of DV Safe Phone Ashton Wood about an urgent...

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