Service expands to meet demand

Published 5:00pm 13 April 2024

Service expands to meet demand
Words by Nick Crockford

Pictured above: Diana Clift and Anita Lyons at the new Carinity Youth and Families Narangba premises

A Narangba counselling service is helping meet the growing demand for disability support in Moreton Bay and northern Brisbane.

For 21 years, Carinity Narangba has helped young people through specialist counselling assistance. Now the not-for-profit is supporting those with a disability.

Carinity Youth and Families Program Coordinator, Diana Clift, said Carinity Narangba’s programs are open to National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants of all ages.

“Carinity can tailor programs and sessions to suit the individual needs of the NDIS participant,” Diana said.

“As with all clients, each person is unique and each deserves an individual support plan.”

Carinity Narangba supports NDIS participants though services such as counselling and art therapy, which Diana says: “helps participants build their capacity and reach their goals”.

“These therapeutic supports can be a way of helping participants with psychosocial disability, neurodiverse such as ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and other disabilities affecting the way they think and behave,” Diana said.

Service expands to meet demand

The number of people across the City of Moreton Bay accessing NDIS funding is rising quicker than the national rate.

The NDIS supports almost 650,000 people across Australia, an increase of 28 per cent in the past two years.

Over the same period, NDIS participant numbers in the Caboolture-Strathpine service district jumped 43 per cent to almost 15,000 people.

“There will always be a growing demand for NDIS services.,” Diana said.

“The services are important as they help people with disability to be supported to live their best lives with choice and control.”

Carinity Narangba has moved to a new larger premises at Narangba Family Medical Practice at 14 Main St.

The new location is double the size of Carinity’s former site with two therapy rooms, a large art therapy/play therapy room and reception area.

Carinity Narangba has telehealth services for those in remote locations and disability support for NDIS participants in Toogolawah, Boonah, Kalbar and Beaudesert.

For more on Carinity’s disability support services click here or phone 3886 8100.

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