190831: NDIS and Carers Research – closing 31st August

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190831: NDIS and Carers Research – closing 31st August

The experience of carers is often overlooked, and rural carers may experience particular challenges in their efforts to care for their loved one. This research will provide much needed insight and understanding of the particular experience rural carers have and will contribute to the body of literature in this area.

I am specifically hoping to reach carers in rural QLD communities who are caring for someone with a mental health condition/psychosocial disability, and who may be under the NDIS, considering the NDIS, not wanting to join the NDIS, or have been deemed ineligible.

The project involves a 1-hour interview via teleconference at the carer’s convenience and is conducted as part of a Masters thesis for a Clinical Psychology student at the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba.

To participate: contact the Principal Investigator, Tina Blizzard, via email: Tina.Blizzard@usq.edu.au, or call 0417 176 947.

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190709: Compassionate Communities Conversation Series & free morning tea – 9th July

You’re invited to join the FREE conversation to discuss how we can build a compassionate community in Roma.

10.30am 9th July 2019

Compassionate communities are communities with networks of support for their local community members who are experiencing loss, ageing, dying and grief.

This is an important conversation for your whole community. You will receive information and participate in discussion including: how to become a more compassionate neighbour, what community services and supports are currently available and explore what a compassionate community would look like in your neighbourhood.

Everyone is invited: including but not limited to carers, people who have experience with loss, ageing, dying and/or grief, local council staff, health and community professionals, community groups, organisations and supports, local elders, seniors, religious and cultural groups, business owners, teachers, children with elderly parents.

In addition: prior to each morning tea, Health Consumers Queensland (HCQ) will be holding focus groups for consumers on “What matters to you in relation to ageing, end-of-life care and dying”. These focus groups will run from 0900-1000. Please visit the HCQ website for further information: http://www.hcq.org.au/for-consumer-representatives/consumer-opportunities/

This project is administered by Palliative Care Queensland, in partnership with Council on the Ageing Queensland COTA Queensland, Health Consumers Queensland Health Consumers Queensland and Carers Queensland Carers Queensland and funded by the Department of Communities, Disability Servicesand Seniors Age-friendly Queensland grants.

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190709: Health Consumers Qld – Focus group – Ageing, End-of-life Care and Dying

Invitation to join a focus groups in  Roma to inform Health Consumers Queensland on:

What matters to you in relation to ageing, end-of-life care and dying?

Health consumers, carers and community members are invited to join focus groups to understand what matters to you in relation to ageing, end-of-life care and dying.

Tuesday 9th July 2019 (9am – 10am)
Roma Explorers Inn, 44778 Warrego Highway, Function Rooms 1&2, Roma
The focus groups will be facilitated by Health Consumers Queensland and will be held before the start of Palliative Care Queensland’s Compassionate Communities Conversation series.Health Consumers Queensland together with COTA Queensland, Palliative Care Queensland and Carers Queensland are partnering with Queensland Health to hear directly from health consumers, carers and community members who have experience of ageing, end-of-life care and dying.Your feedback will be collated into a report to inform Queensland Health and its committees and projects currently working in the area of frail, aged, palliative care and end-of-life care.

The focus group will run for one hour and attending consumers and carers will receive a $40 gift voucher for their time from Health Consumers Queensland.

A maximum of 20 people can attend each focus group, and an RSVP is essential.

Palliative Care Queensland will be providing a morning tea before the Compassionate Communities Conversation commences.   You are invited to the morning tea and we hope you will also stay on for the Compassionate Communities Conversation.

The Compassionate Communities Conversations will be held from 10.30am to 12.30pm. 

Compassionate communities are communities with networks of support for their local community members who are experiencing loss, ageing, dying and grief. Attendees will receive information and discuss how to support community members experiencing loss, ageing, dying and/or grief.



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Anglicare – Extended Hours Dementia Respite

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The program has been designed to assist family carers of a person with dementia to pursue activities such as  –

  1. Wishing to undertake an accredited course of study – can be online or blended delivery
  2. Looking for work through a job search agency
  3. In paid employment (including working from home) or
  4. Volunteering outside the home

The day respite services are provided at our facility at no cost to family carers who are working, looking for work, studying an accredited course or volunteering.

Eligible clients include people with a diagnosis of dementia, including younger onset dementia or other neurodegenerative condition.


For more information:

P:  (07) 4620 4000 or 1300 610 610.

W: Anglicare Southern Queensland

F: Anglicare Southern Queensland

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Anglicare Southern Queensland – Children & Parenting Programs





Children & Parenting Programs – Facilitated by a team of Social Workers.  This service has been designed to provide early intervention support for families with children from ages 0 – 12. The service provides In-Home Support and runs groups for parents, children and families.  We also support the local area to enhance the sense of a child and family friendly community.


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For more information:

P:  (07) 4620 4000

W: Anglicare Southern Queensland

F: Anglicare Southern Queensland

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Act for Kids

Act for Kids

Act for Kids intensive Family Support program is a free service that helps families under pressure.

We can assist with many issues which some are:

  • Addressing issues such as domestic violence, mental health and substance abuse.
  • Developing stronger life skills such as setting routines, budgets and managing the household
  • Parenting support and strategies to build positive family relationships
  • Managing stress to copy with daily pressures
  • Providing child health and well-being resources
  • Linking into services that support your child development
  • Connecting you with local services, playgroups and other social networks
  • Supporting families with their cultural needs

For more information:

Phone: 07 4687 0200

Fax: 07 4613 5066

Office: 52 Hawthorne Street, Roma

Post: PO Box 256, Roma Qld 4455

Website:  Act for Kids

Facebook:  Act for Kids


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Information Submission

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Be sure to email them directly to romaforfamilies@gmail.com and attach a photo of your activity, business or logo.

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