We have had to make the difficult decision to stop providing some of our services in SouthEast Queensland from 30 September 2024. The decision was made with careful consideration and exploration of other options.

This is not a reflection on the great work of the Queensland team which has provided excellent services to the community for over 10 years.  In fact there are many instances where the Queensland team has gone above and beyond to support clients during natural disasters, the pandemic and other challenges.  

Funding from the Department of Health and Aged Care is not enough to cover the costs of providing services.  We have been looking for solutions to help us continue, but inadequate funding and the rising costs of items like fuel and utilities mean we have been running these services at significant loss. Since 2018 these services have run at a loss of more than $2.2 million and as a not-for-profit organisation we are not in a position to continue to support this. 

The services impacted across Jimboomba, Raceview, Lowood and Southport are:  

  • Commonwealth Home Support Package: 
    • Community transport, including NDIS transport
    • Social Support – individual and group supports 
    • Meals on Wheels and Food pantry
    • Goods, equipment and assistive technology (alarms) 
  • Active Living Program for Seniors 
  • Emergency relief program