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Over 600 and counting: How Mercy Community fast-tracked its COVID vaccination program

Mercy Community provides support for thousands of vulnerable people, from its Residential Aged Care site at Nudgee to its Disability Accommodation and programs which support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. To ensure the safety of our team and the people we support, Mercy Community took the initiative, providing access to onsite COVID-19 vaccinations. According …

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Proud in culture, strong in spirit

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day on 4 August is an important day—a time to celebrate the strengths and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, as well as the families and communities that have provided love and care for them, growing them up strong and safe in their cultural traditions, for …

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Excellence in Age Services: Meet Executive Officer and Director of Nursing, Lesley Schneider

  Lesley Schneider walked into her workplace one morning and immediately knew something was up. ‘You know that look on people’s faces when they’re up to mischief?’ said Lesley. I looked at Rachel and I said, “What on earth have you done?”’(laughs) Lesley is Executive Officer and Director of Nursing of Mercy Health and Aged …

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Support from the CBA for our Youth Support Service in Warwick

Pictured, from left to right: Tiffany Cullen and Leeanne James (CBA), Martha Thornton and Kylie Dunn (Mercy Community) As part of the Commonwealth Bank’s Community Donation Program, CBA branches around Australia have the opportunity to donate $500 to organisations making a difference in local communities. Leeanne James, Branch Manager of the Warwick CBA, wanted to …

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Advancing partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations

Recently we were honoured to be involved in a webinar addressing an area close to our hearts: supporting families. The webinar was the brainchild of the Australian Institute of Family Studies, Child Family Community Australia (AIFS CFCA) and SNAICC, and brought together Mercy Community and Kurbingui Youth and Family Development. We are very proud of …

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Cultural sensitivity when working with domestic and family violence

Early May marked the culmination of a 4-week journey for practitioners working with First Nations families who are impacted by domestic and family violence. This journey took the form of a yarning circle, and was a joint initiative of Carbal Medical Services, Goolburri, WorkUp and Mercy Community. yarning circle noun: a gathering of people who sit in …

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Celebrate Easter

This morning we were relieved to hear the news that the lockdown for Queensland will be lifted from 12 noon today, and applaud the response of Queenslanders in coming forward to get tested. This news is tinged with a little disappointment, knowing that the restrictions will remain in place up until 15 April 2021 for …

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