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Managing COVID-19 in our disability accommodation services

Queensland Health’s Chief Health Officer has announced new measures to protect our most at risk community members in response to the recent cluster of confirmed cases linked to the Brisbane Youth Detention Centre. They have instructed disability accommodation facilities to implement restrictions on visitors and consider each person’s risk if they are going to any …

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Visiting our aged care facility

It’s good news! We have reopened our aged care facility to visitors as per Queensland Health’s Aged Care Direction No 9 this week. We want to acknowledge what a difficult time this is for our families and friends and and thank you for your patience. Obviously, this is also a very difficult time for residents …

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Strong women, strong families

Before coronavirus changed our world, Mercy Community held an uplifting event for the mums in our New Families Program: a “Pamper Day” during Queensland Women’s Week 2020. Mums laughed and chatted as hairdresser Caitlin Dallas (Dallas Hair) and beauty therapist Brooke Eades (Bayside Bliss Mobile Therapy) treated them to a “full face” of makeup, and …

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National Volunteer Week: Hannah

Hannah has been volunteering in the Fundraising team at Mercy Community (MC) Head Office for a short amount of time, however had a pivotal role in our recent event, Family Roast. Family Roast was our inaugural International Day of Families event, where we invited people from different parts of the community to come together for …

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National Volunteer Week: Julie

Mercy Community (MC) is celebrating National Volunteer Week by highlighting the wonderful work of just some of our many volunteers. MC recently nominated Julie for the Volunteering Queensland 2019 Volunteer of the Year award, as her team is constantly blown away by her compassion and reliability. Julie has been volunteering for Mercy Community’s Romero Multicultural …

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National Volunteer Week: Brenda

Brenda is a Mercy Community (MC) volunteer who spends a few hours each week with *Lorraine, a woman supported by MC. Brenda offers pastoral care and companionship to Lorraine every Sunday, where they pray together, play board games, watch documentaries and read Bible stories and books on Bible teachings. The two women also exchange stories …

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