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Church workers say Christians families not immune to domestic violence ‘pandemic’

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SURGING domestic violence cases during the COVID-19 crisis is a pandemic within a pandemic, according to Church workers on the frontline of domestic violence education and prevention. They say Church communities “provided no immunity” to the domestic violence scourge. Months of restrictions have created “a perfect storm” of conditions with stay-at-home orders, school closures, and many workers laid off or ... Read More »

New measures are helping protect people and adjust to unprecedented changes

AS one of Queensland’s largest service providers to people with a disability, Centacare welcomes the increased focus on the wellbeing of people with a disability reflected in the latest measures announced by the Queensland Government to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. For the first time, people with a disability have been explicitly included in measures announced on August 22, along with ... Read More »

Centacare is celebrating the resiliency of older Australians this Seniors Week

OUT with the knitting and in with the iPads. Okay, maybe not totally out with the knitting – but Desley Chorlton said people would be amazed by how quickly older Australians picked up on new technology. Mrs Chorlton is the Centacare Brisbane North and Moreton Bay area general manager and has been busy for Seniors Week, setting up events to ... Read More »

People ‘glad to be back’ with friends as Centacare reopens their doors

IF you hadn’t heard shouts of “bingo” for a while, you were going to hear them again soon because Centacare centres had started to re-open their doors across south east Queensland last Monday. Greg Wright spent the Monday with Centacare Aspley, one of the six centres to re-open that day, and said he had a great day. “I’m glad to ... Read More »

Jeanette’s making a major difference in lives

WHILE Australia marks National Volunteer Week (May 18 – 24), Jeanette Ayre is certainly among those people worth celebrating. With a heart as big as the Story Bridge and four volunteer roles to prove it, the Kangaroo Point East Brisbane parishioner has lived on Main Street all of her life. Born in 1956, around the arrival of a much-loved Monsignor ... Read More »

Social distancing has made it harder for domestic and family violence survivors to get help

SOCIAL distancing measures have increased domestic and family violence pressures as women and children struggle to escape perpetrators isolated at home with them who limit their access to help, Centacare Domestic and Family Violence frontline workers say. “The risk that social isolation with the current pandemic raises is that domestic violence often happens in silence,” Centacare Maroochydore Family and Relationship ... Read More »

Bli Bli child care centre calms coronavirus fears with glistening activity

WHEN children at an outside school hours care centre in Bli Bli started saying they might die from coronavirus, director Isaac May decided to “change the script” on the pandemic with the help of glitter. Mr May said older children from Good Samaritan College, located in the rural Sunshine Coast town of Bli Bli, were passing on fears to younger ... Read More »

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