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Burnie Brae Centre

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Transport Our transport service is aimed at assisting eligible members of the community who may have difficulty accessing public transport or are struggling to get to local appointments or manage their shopping. Burnie Brae has a wide array of activities and social functions, and we might be able to help you attend these. We also have a Group Shopping service to the following Shopping Centres: Stafford City, Chermside Markets, Westfield Shoppingtown Chermside,Taigum Centro Shopping Centre. These are both practical and social outings that are supported by a driver who will help you carry your groceries if you require this level of assistance. Eligibility: The service is open to people who have mobility difficulties and/or are unable to access public transport and/or have financial difficulties. Because of this eligibility criteria, we are not able to assist every individual, however we will do our best to provide you with alternative options if we are unable to provide you with a service ourselves. Cost: To assist with the ongoing costs of maintaining this service, a fee is charged per trip. Please contact our Transport Office for details. Transport Coordinator – Stephen McCarron Mon to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm Phone: 3624 2131 Fax: 3624 2180 Email: transport@burniebrae.org.au ————————————————————————————————————————————————————- Extended Programs Our Extended Programs provide supported social outings and activities for seniors and younger adults with a disability. Our social clubs run of an evening and weekend and are for clients with only low support needs, offering an alternative to traditional services. BURNIE BUNCH The Burnie Bunch is a fun social group for younger adults with an intellectual disability. The group meets on the 1st Saturday of the month for a social outing and the 3rd Thursday evening of the month for dinner, ten-pin bowling etc. An assessment is required and “members” must have low support needs. Costs are kept to a minimum and may vary slightly with different activities or outings. CARER SOCIAL CLUB Come along and meet with other carers for a social gathering where you can share information and swap stories in a supportive, relaxed and friendly environment. We meet on the 3rd Monday of each month for a social outing. We can help make arrangements for care of your loved one so you can attend; or you may like to bring your loved one with you. MOVIE CLUB Are you a keen Movie Buff- Would you like to see the latest releases at the Stafford AMC Cinema or a DVD on the Burnie Brae Big Screen- The Movie Club meets on the 2nd Saturday of the Month and the 4th Tuesday evening of the month. Join the Burnie Brae Movie Club for a great social outing with a fun & friendly bunch of Movie Enthusiasts. Transport is ONLY available for seniors living within our geographical boundary who have mobility difficulties &/or are socially isolated. An assessment is required. If you are a fitter senior with your own transport you are most welcome to join us at the movies – as some of our Burnie Brae Members. SATURDAY CLUB The Saturday Club provides supported social outings for seniors who have mobility difficulties and/or are socially isolated. We meet on the 3rd and/or 4th Saturday of the month. Previous outings have included: Buderim Ginger Factory, Bribie Island Ferryman, Forrest Hill Post Office Café and Pirates of Penzance at the Powerhouse. An assessment applies and costs are kept to a minimum. TAKE US AS WE ARE SOCIAL GROUP Take Us as We are is a social group for younger adults with a physical disability, but with low support needs. The group meets on the 2nd Thursday evening of each month for dinner out and occasional Saturdays for a social outing e.g. markets, wheelchair dancing etc. An assessment is required and costs kept to a minimum, possibly varying a little with outings. Contact: Glenda Boyd – Extended Programs Co-ordinator Mon to Fri 8.30am – 4.30pm Phone: 3624 2145 Fax: 3624 2180 Email: programs@burniebrae.org.au ————————————————————————————————————————————————————- Welfare This service links isolated clients with the community with support from staff or volunteers. SOCIAL SUPPORT (WELFARE): Not sure where to turn to or how to resolve an issue or concern- We may be able to assist you or point you in the right direction. What we Provide: Information, Basic Counselling, Referral to appropriate services, Advocacy options, Presentations/information stands, Information about care options for yourself or a loved one, Support finding social activities & settling in at Burnie Brae, Professional, qualified and caring staff. Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm. POSITIVE PACES MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM: A Mental Health Program which has been introduced to provide individualized home and social supports to case managed, younger adults (aged 18-65 years) with a low complexity, diagnosed mental illness to assist clients towards recovery back into community life. Signing the Memo: Burnie Brae has developed a Memorandum of Understanding and Guidelines with The Prince Charles Hospital Health Service District Mental Health Service (TPCHSD – MHS). This will enable the Program to provide more appropriate support to clients and aid their recovery and return to Community life. CHATS Volunteer Program (Co-ordinated Home Aid & Togetherness Scheme): CHATS is a program that supports older persons & younger persons with a disability living in the local community by linking them with volunteer support. Volunteers may be able to help YOU with: Gardening, Transport, Visiting, Keeping in touch on the telephone, Shopping, Some household assistance & minor odd jobs. Services are available to veterans, older persons, younger persons with a disability, financially disadvantaged, socially isolated, absence of family or other support, health/moblity difficulties. Clients must reside in Chermside/ Kedron/ Wavell Heights or immediately surrounding suburbs. SMALL CONTRIBUTION MAY APPLY. CHATS receives donations from KedronWavell RSL Sub-branch Contact: Deb Underdown – Welfare Coordinator Mon to Fri 8.30am – 4.30pm Phone: 3624 2121 Fax: 3624 2190 Email: welfare@burniebrae.org.au —————————————————————————————————————————————————————– In Home Services This service supports both carers and clients by providing a variety of services in their own home. In Home Respite: This is a service supporting Carers so they may have a break, which might be for a rest or to meet other commitments. Supervision and assistance are provided to the person being cared for (care recipient), even if the carer is still present. Support by a worker may be given at home; to take both carer and care recipient shopping, to appointments or outings; or to take the care recipient on an outing to give the carer a break. Domestic Assistance: This service provides assistance with basic household chores such as cleaning, washing, meal preparation, unaccompanied shopping, bill paying etc. Anyone can make a referral you, your family or carer, your doctor or other professional. A home assessment will apply before service can be implemented. There may be a waiting list however we will inform you and do our best to consider other options in the meantime. Currently we charge $5 per hour with a minimum of 1 hour’s service. Contact: Vicki Neumann – In Home Services Coordinator Mon to Fri 8am – 4pm Phone: 3624 2144 Fax: 3624 2180 Email: inhome@burniebrae.org.au ————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Home Maintenance This service provides Information and assistance with home maintenance, minor modification and safety/security issues around the home. The Home Maintenance Program is available to seniors, the frail aged and younger persons with a disability. Funding is provided by various government departments HOME ASSIST SECURE – Funded by Queensland Housing HACC HOME MAINTENANCE – Funded by Home and Community Care Program MINOR HOME MODIFICATIONS -Funded by Home and Community Care Program VETERANS HOME CARE -Approved Service Provider for Dept. Veterans Affairs Type of AssistanceWork is assessed on whether it affects your health, safety or security. It may include: Repairs to sticking Windows & Doors, Installation of security doors, deadlocks and grills, Installation of smoke alarms, Installation of rails to bathroom, toilet or steps, Repairs to uneven paths or steps, Small ramps and door wedges, Clearing / repairs to blocked sewer, burst water pipe, or leaking toilet / taps, Replacement of faulty light switch or power point and installation of Safety switch / Sensor light, Repairs to fridges, stoves, washing machines, EligibiltyEligibilty criteria is set by the various funding bodies, but in general if you meet the following criteria you will be eligible for at least one of the services: 60 yrs of age or over, Any age with a disability. For financial assistance towards the cost of labour, for minor repairs and minor modifications you must also be: Receiving an Australian Government pension or, Have a moderate to severe disability and; Unable to make use of alternative forms of assistance, such as Home and Community Care, Veterans Affairs, family or friends. Suburbs Serviced – Bridgeman Downs, Carseldine, Fitzgibbon, Aspley, Zillmere, McDowall, Chermside West, Chermside, Geebung, Nundah, Northgate, Virginia, Banyo, Nudgee and Nudgee Beach. Contact: Bruce McCaig – Home Maintenance Coordinator Mon to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm Phone: 3624 2111 Fax: 3624 2170 Email: homeassist@burniebrae.org.au —————————————————————————————————————————————————————- Respite This service allows the carer a break by providing day activities, outings, entertainment and companionship for the care recipient. Centre Based Day CareThis service provides the client with social contact at our Respite Centre. It includes a range of activities, entertainment and outings, Morning Tea, Lunch, and Transport to and from the Centre within our designated boundaries. We encourage input from the clients and allow individual choice where possible. If we have a space available and you live outside this area, you may still be able to come if you can make alternative travel arrangements. This services allows carers with an opportunity to take a short break from their caring role The service operates between 7.30am and 4pm Monday to Friday, whilst the majority of clients are here between approximately 9.30am and 2pm. This can be flexible to meet carer and client needs to the best of our ability. The cost is currently $15 per day all inclusive. Anyone can make a referral – you, your family or carer, your doctor or other professional. We will follow this up with you promptly and discuss the situation. An assessment will apply before service can be implemented. Contact: Sandra McLaren – Respite Services Coordinator Mon to Fri 7.30am – 4pm Phone: 3624 2141 Fax: 36242180 Email: daycare@burniebrae.org.au

Mon to Fri 8.30am – 4.30pm
07 3624 2100
07 3624 2160
60 Kuran Street
Chermside
4032

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