Category Archives: Latest News

Volunteers Bringing Companionship To Our Senior Residents

At Able Australia, we continue enrich the quality of life of residents of aged care homes who are socially isolated or lonely through our Community Visitors Scheme (CVS). It also helps establish links between people living in aged care homes and their local community.   Trish (in the image below to the left pictured with […]

Positive Behaviour Support launches in Queensland

Positive Behaviour Support

We are excited to announce we are expanding our Positive Behaviour Support service to Queensland. Our Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner Ashley has moved from Melbourne up to Queensland. We sat down with Ash to ask him a few questions about Positive Behaviour Support. How do you assist our clients? By using a whole of life […]

Our Clients Explore Their Passions By Volunteering

Clients Eric and Craig love to cook and help others! So over the past few months, Able staff have been supporting Eric and Craig to attend the Gagebrook Community Centre to participate in their Fast Foodies program. The Fast Foodies program is run by volunteers who cook meals, relishes, jams and chutneys for the Waterbridge […]

Queensland Vaccination Hub

On Tuesday the 7th of September, we opened our Lowood site as a COVID-19 vaccination hub for the second time. In collaboration with Aspen Medical, this vaccination hub brings the vaccine to our clients, staff, and community members in South East Queensland. Our Able Queensland team also arranged with those who couldn’t make it themselves […]

Our New Food Pantry Vehicle

We are so pleased and appreciative to acquire a new Able branded Food Services Vehicle! This vehicle represents the purchase of a program specific vehicle, for collecting grocery products from Food Bank and Second Bite Coles Supermarkets, as well as other suppliers including Woolworths and Aldi. These products are then transported to our Food Pantry […]

Able Community Project Manager wins Australian Road Safety Award!

Congratulations Jessy Byrnes and the Queensland Community Services team. Because of Jessy’s incredible work, we are proud to announce that Able, the Ipswich Police District Crime Prevention Unit and Neighbourhood Watch Australasia were successful in winning an Australian Road Safety Award for the Seniors Road Trip to Road Safety Project at Parliament House on Thursday […]

Become a Deafblind Communication Guide!

Deafblind Communication Guide Training Program 2021 Able Australia is looking for individuals who are fluent in Auslan and have a positive attitude and empathy to take part in a Deafblind Communication Guide training program. Deafblind Communication Guides provide direct one to one support to people who are deafblind. They assist them with their communication and […]