The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2017-02-02T00:29:12Z New housing for Rockhampton’s most vulnerable 2017-02-02T00:29:12Z new-housing-for-rockhampton-s-most-vulnerable Multicap is proud to announce, in partnership with the Queensland Government’s Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services, the official opening of an additional four Homes4Life units. These units will provide permanent, independent housing for the most vulnerable people with disability in Rockhampton. The Hon. Bill Byrne, Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Economic Development and Member for Rockhampton, in partnership with Multicap CEO Ms Joanne Jessop, officially opened Multicap’s Homes4Life units on Wednesday 1st February. These units will provide long-term, sustainable housing options for people with disability, who are currently living inappropriately in Residential Aged Care facilities or long-term public health institution stays. Carl, who will soon take up residence in one of the units and other vulnerable people, will enjoy a previously unknown level of dignity and privacy. Carl has been living in Birribi, a specialty residential facility in Rockhampton Hospital, for 29 years. Carl’s mother Lorraine explains; “Carl has always been someone who enjoys his solitude and he hasn’t coped well living with so many other people. He only has a hospital curtain for privacy and the ward he lives in is very noisy. Carl has multiple disabilities and needs a very high level of care so I thought he would never be able to live in his own home. I am really looking forward to Carl’s move into his Homes4Life unit. “I think Carl will be more relaxed in his own space as he becomes very distressed by the loud sounds in his current environment. His siblings and I will be able to visit him more often when he is in his own home. I am really excited that I will be able to spend more time with him.” Multicap CEO Joanne Jessop said; “Homes4Life is an innovative response to the accommodation issues facing many people with disability including those in the Rockhampton region. Multicap believes each person has the right to live in their own home, and has developed  Homes4Life to achieve this for our customers. Homes4Life is just that: accommodation providing homes for people with disability at each stage of their life. “Carl will no longer be at risk of moving to a residential aged care facility. Instead, he will have increased independence and privacy and a place to call home.” Multicap, a leading Queensland disability services provider, is proud to provide another accommodation option to its extensive list of owned and managed Queensland residences.  Web links Multicap: multicap.org.au About Multicap Multicap is a leader in creative and sustainable solutions for disability support. Our expertise, our passion for placing customers first, and our commitment to finding a way, always and in all ways, is what sets us apart. We have been enhancing the quality of life of our customers and their families for more than 55 years.  It’s what we do.   Multicap: your choice in disability support. All ways, always. Australia Day award for socially responsible cafe 2017-01-25T06:35:44Z australia-day-award-for-socially-responsible-cafe The Lilley Australia Day Awards were established to acknowledge the invaluable contributions made by volunteers to the local community. In addition to the volunteer awards, the Ted Tremayne Award is awarded to non-profit organisations to recognise the important contribution made by the organisation to its own local community. The Monte Lupo Gallery Café is a Multicap initiative offering employment to people with disability, providing training and opening up a world of opportunities. People with disability are employed as baristas, chefs and in customer service roles. Multicap CEO Joanne Jessop said; “We are honoured to receive the Ted Tremayne Award this Australia Day. At Multicap, we are committed to inclusion and to support this, we have opened a number of community cafes and hubs to provide spaces for members of the local community to gather, engage with one another and enjoy inclusive community activities. Our spaces welcome all members of the local community, not just people with disability. “Multicap’s range of social enterprises provide employment and training opportunities to around 100 people with disability. We are committed to investing and expanding in local communities across Queensland and Northern NSW to enhance the quality of life of people with disability and their families.” The Monte Lupo Gallery Café in Banyo is serving great coffee and delicious meals from 8.00am until 4.00pm Monday to Friday and 9.00am until 12.00pm on Saturday. Web links Multicap: multicap.org.au Interview opportunity To speak with Fiona Haynes, Multicap General Manager Social Enterprise please call 0408 073 744 About Multicap Multicap is a leader in creative and sustainable solutions for disability support. Our expertise, our passion for placing customers first, and our commitment to finding a way, always and in all ways, is what sets us apart. We have been enhancing the quality of life of our customers and their families for more than 55 years.  It’s what we do.   Multicap: your choice in disability support. All ways, always. Mackay’s favourite photo bomber joins Former Origin Greats to open community space 2016-12-05T05:04:33Z mackay-s-favourite-photo-bomber-joins-former-origin-greats-to-open-community-space Mackay residents are encouraged to join Georgia, Gene and Wendell at the Multicap Open Day. Georgia will be available to talk to Mackay residents about her experience with Multicap services, while Gene and Wendell will be signing autographs for football fans. Multicap CEO, Joanne Jessop says, “Multicap’s new community space will be open to the public on Thursday 8th December. We are proud to be providing the people of Mackay with a wonderful, accessible community space that is open to all members of the Mackay community.” The Multicap Hub will provide a platform to offer specialised Multicap activities for people with disability and their families, as well as the whole Mackay community. Come along and enjoy a free sausage sizzle and wonderful local entertainment and the chance to win signed jerseys, while you tour this exciting new community space. Event Details: Thursday 8th December 2016 Multicap Mackay Hub, Mackay Marina, Mulherin Drive, Mackay Harbour  4.00pm - 7.30pm Web links Multicap: multicap.org.au/event/mackay-hub-open-day/ Facebook @multicap | Instagram @multicap_qld | Twitter @multicap Please include #MulticapMackay when sharing this event on social media. About Multicap Multicap is a leading not-for-profit organisation supporting individuals with disability.  Operating for over 50 years, Multicap is one of the top disability service providers in Queensland offering individual and group day programs, supported employment, respite, social support and much more. Our passion is for every individual’s right to connect and realise the possibilities available to them and this drives us to always believe there is a way.  We create opportunity. We are champions of possibility. We inspire partnerships of support. Our door is always open.  Former Origin Greats launch community space in Mackay 2016-11-25T02:04:37Z former-origin-greats-launch-community-space-in-mackay Multicap is proud to announce an exciting new community hub in Mackay.  On 8 December, Former Origin Greats Gene Miles and Wendell Sailor will join Multicap CEO Joanne Jessop, to officially open the Multicap Mackay Hub. To celebrate the arrival of this new and accessible community space, Multicap will open its doors to the people of Mackay and provide a free BBQ, special prize draws and the chance for everyone to have a chat with Gene Miles and Wendell Sailor, who will be available to sign autographs. The Multicap Mackay Hub will become a key space for the Mackay community to gather, engage with one another, enjoy the Marina precinct and the broader Mackay region. The Hub will provide a platform to offer specialised Multicap activities for people with disability and their families, as well as the whole Mackay community. Multicap CEO Joanne Jessop said, “The hub will welcome all members of the community, not just people with disability. Our new hub represents the commitment of Multicap to invest in the Mackay community, and provide a foundation on which we can deliver our sole purpose, ‘to enhance the quality of life of people with disability and their families’. “The hub will provide a range of activities and opportunities to the Mackay community. The value of community involvement for people with disability is immeasurable. The friendships formed, the skills developed and the self-confidence gained from such activities and opportunities changes lives.” Everyone is welcome at the Multicap Mackay Hub Open Day. Come along and enjoy a free BBQ and wonderful local entertainment and the chance to win Former Origin Greats signed jerseys, while you tour this exciting new community space. Event Details: Thursday 8th December 2016 Multicap Mackay Hub, Mackay Marina, Mulherin Drive, Mackay Harbour  4.00pm - 7.30pm Web links Multicap: multicap.org.au About Multicap Multicap is a leading not-for-profit organisation supporting individuals with disability.  Operating for over 50 years, Multicap is one of the top disability service providers in Queensland offering individual and group day programs, supported employment, respite, social support and much more. Our passion is for every individual’s right to connect and realise the possibilities available to them and this drives us to always believe there is a way.  We create opportunity. We are champions of possibility. We inspire partnerships of support. Our door is always open.  Multicap customers feel ‘confident and prepared’ as NDIS rolls out in Mackay 2016-11-03T01:38:44Z multicap-customers-feel-confident-and-prepared-as-ndis-rolls-out-in-mackay Multicap, a leading disability service provider, has been working closely with our customers in Mackay to ensure that every person transitioning to the NDIS is as prepared as possible. Multicap has prepared a number of new resources to assist with the planning and preparation for transition to NDIS. Members of staff are also available to accompany people with disability and their carers to National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) planning meetings to provide support, assistance and advice. At Multicap we are committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for all people with disability. Sharon cares for her brother Scott and she is one of many family members in Mackay that Multicap has been assisting to prepare for the NDIS to roll out. Sharon said: “Multicap staff have taken the burden off me as Scott’s carer. The preparation they have put into NDIS has been a life saver. They have been respectful and sympathetic yet professional and knowledgeable – nothing has been too hard for Multicap staff.” “Multicap has made the transition seem easy and understandable rather than frightening, I feel very well prepared and confident going into Scott’s planning meeting with the NDIA.  Multicap staff care about Scott, they love him and nothing is ever too hard for them. “If I could give a million dollars to everyone at Multicap I would!” Multicap CEO Joanne Jessop said, “Everything we do at Multicap is focussed on enhancing the lives of our customers and their families. The transition to NDIS is a fantastic opportunity for people with disability to have more choice in the support and services they access. The NDIS is a new world of possibilities.  “A new Mackay Multicap Hub will be announced early in the new year. The hub will welcome all members of the community, not just people with disability. Our new hub represents the commitment of Multicap to invest in the Mackay community, and provide a foundation on which we can deliver our sole purpose, ‘to enhance the quality of life of people with disability and their families’. “Mackay is the first region with Multicap services to roll out the NDIS, and we are very excited to walk alongside our customers and their families on this exciting journey.” To find out more about how Multicap can assist with the transition to NDIS please call Michele Steadman on 0427 038 115. Web links Multicap: multicap.org.au About Multicap Multicap is a leading not-for-profit organisation supporting individuals with disability.  Operating for over 50 years, Multicap is one of the top disability service providers in Queensland offering individual and group day programs, supported employment, respite, social support and much more. Our passion is for every individual’s right to connect and realise the possibilities available to them and this drives us to always believe there is a way.  We create opportunity. We are champions of possibility. We inspire partnerships of support. Our door is always open.  Model with disability wows Brisbane audience on the fashion runway 2016-11-03T00:34:55Z model-with-disability-wows-brisbane-audience-on-the-fashion-runway Over 170 guests, including Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk, enjoyed a high tea and two parades compered by Brisbane fashion legend Di Cant. Stylist Karmyn Thomas worked her magic behind the scenes to create stunning parades with clothing and accessories provided by some of Australia’s top designers. Multicap CEO Joanne Jessop and FashionAble special guest model Georgia Knoll were beautifully accessorised with stunning jewellery on loan from presenting partner Michael Hill. A silent auction attracted many bids and a number of FashionAble guests were successful in obtaining a stylish fashion bargain. The star of the show was without doubt Georgia Knoll. Her quirky style, coupled with her flair for working the runway, left every member of the audience with a smile on their face and warmth in their hearts. Georgia is a wonderful example of people with disability achieving their dreams; her determination to succeed is inspiring.  Georgia was delighted to be part of FashionAble and proud to be a part of raising funds and awareness for Multicap and people with disability. “I just love modelling because it's my dream. I dreamed it and it became true,” Georgia said. “My favourite thing is getting my hair done, and my make-up, and seeing all the dresses.” Georgia’s dream of becoming a model is now well on its way to becoming reality: "I want to do Paris and do modelling there; I want to do Italy, Japan and my Mum's favourite place, Dubai," she said. Multicap CEO, Joanne Jessop said “We were delighted to welcome the beautiful Georgia Knoll to our runway at FashionAble and are incredibly thankful to all of our generous sponsors and partners, who made the event possible.” Disability service provider Multicap worked with a team of generous sponsors and supporters to ensure FashionAble 2016 was a success. Over $8000 was raised and will assist in providing homes for people with disability on the Sunshine Coast.  Multicap would like to thank our generous supporters and sponsors. Web links Multicap: multicap.org.au About Multicap Multicap is a leading not-for-profit organisation supporting individuals with disability.  Operating for over 50 years, Multicap is one of the top disability service providers in Queensland offering individual and group day programs, supported employment, respite, social support and much more. Our passion is for every individual’s right to connect and realise the possibilities available to them and this drives us to always believe there is a way.  We create opportunity. We are champions of possibility. We inspire partnerships of support. Our door is always open.  Multicap and Minister O’Rourke breaking ground for people with disability 2016-10-18T04:32:14Z multicap-and-minister-o-rourke-breaking-ground-for-people-with-disability The Minister spoke of the importance of assured housing for people with disability, and the government’s funding initiative: the Elderly Parent Carers Innovation Initiative (EPCII). The EPCII was established to assist aging or elderly parent carers find permanent, suitable homes for their children with disability, ensuring their children are supported when the parents can no longer care for them. The new housing, jointly funded by Multicap and the Queensland Government, will provide permanent homes to at least five people with disability plus on-site support workers and a state-of-the-art interactive robot called Multicap. Multicap the robot was present for the ground-breaking, and spoke to families and colleagues about the work that it would do once the homes were built and occupied.  Building at Alexandra Hills will commence soon. Web links Multicap – multicap.org.au Brainary NAO robot – brainaryinteractive.com About Multicap Multicap is a leading not-for-profit organisation supporting individuals with disability.  Operating for over 50 years, Multicap is one of the top disability service providers in Queensland offering individual and group day programs, supported employment, respite, social support and much more. Our passion is for every individual’s right to connect and realise the possibilities available to them and this drives us to always believe there is a way.  We create opportunity. We are champions of possibility. We inspire partnerships of support. Our door is always open.  Designers announced for FashionAble 2016 2016-10-10T01:29:52Z designers-announced-for-fashionable-2016 Clothing from Alannah Hill, Dissh, Jerico Road, and Maiocchi will feature at the event alongside other much-loved labels Pia Du Pradal, Sacha Drake, SFH Designs and When Freddie Met Lilly. Accessories will be supplied by Pink Lane Hats and Madonna Rigby optometry. FashionAble’s special guest Fashion Compere this year is a leading figure from the Australian fashion industry, Di Cant. Throughout her long career, Di has styled and compered countless fashion shows and season launches. For nearly three decades, Di held the position of Fashion Manager for the Australian Fashion Design Awards, as was seen on Channel 9 each year. Di has also been the head fashion educator for June Dally Watkins modelling and deportment school for 40 years. Many a model who struts the catwalk today has been styled by Di Cant. Multicap’s very own media star, Georgia Knoll, will be modelling at FashionAble. Georgia’s sudden rise to celebrity over the past few months has been nothing short of astounding. Georgia shot to fame and captured hearts across the globe when she ‘photo bombed’ a Channel 7 news report in Mackay. At just 23 years old, Georgia is a young woman who has Down syndrome; she loves life and lives it to full capacity.  Those who meet her find her full of enthusiasm, vibrancy and most of all kindness. She is passionate about giving a voice to people with disability.  Multicap have some exciting sponsors for the event including presenting partner Michael Hill. Michael Hill has very generously donated $10,000 worth of exclusive jewellery for the event. Tickets to the event are available for just $75, with all funds going towards permanent accommodation for people with disability. Tickets can be purchased on the Multicap website https://www.multicap.org.au/event/fashionable/ or by by calling 07 3340 9074. About Multicap Multicap is a not-for-profit organisation supporting individuals with disability.  Operating for over 50 years, Multicap is one of the top disability service providers in Queensland offering individual and group day programs, supported employment, respite, social support and much more. Our passion is for every individual’s right to connect and realise the possibilities available to them and this drives us to always believe there is a way.  We create opportunity. We are champions of possibility. We inspire partnerships of support. Our door is always open.  Multicap high-flyers are off to the USA 2016-09-23T04:55:58Z multicap-high-flyers-are-off-to-the-usa Alex and Joel will be travelling to the USA in 2016/2017 as part of the Ability First/Easterseals staff exchange program.  A staff exchange program is an excellent way to facilitate the nurturing of the professional development of staff, and in turn, provide better outcomes for Multicap and the people we support.  Alex and Joel are both honoured and excited to be chosen for the scholarship program. Alex is “really looking forward to traveling to the United States and spending time learning about how our international colleagues deliver innovative supports.” He said, “I look forward to be able to provide information on everything I have seen and learnt during this experience with Multicap on my return. “ Joel said, “I am extremely grateful to be given this opportunity to connect with colleagues overseas and learn from them. I am hopeful that sharing my experiences with other Multicap staff will lead to more innovative support options at Multicap and empower myself and my colleagues to continue to deliver outstanding service and supports to people with disability.”    Multicap CEO Joanne Jessop said, “We are immensely proud of Alex and Joel, who both empower people with disability to reach their full potential and live as independently as possible every day. While on the tour they will view disability services, providing them professional development, and an ability to share and apply their learning at Multicap on their return. This will create more opportunity for Multicap to further enhance the lives of our customers and their families.” Multicap is a member of Ability First Australia. AFA has been an affiliate partner of Easterseals since its inception. The strategic partnership encourages shared learnings, global research projects, global fundraising initiatives and developing best practice in service provision.  Both organisations are of the view that opportunities should be created for disability professionals including front line therapy staff to; experience informed and innovative techniques and strategies in supporting the children, adults and the families in their care.  Since 2014, over 48 people have participated in the Scholarship program. 10 Scholarships of $4000 are offered annually to the staff of the members of Ability First Australia. Alex and Joel are the first Multicap staff to be selected as part of this program. Web links Multicap – multicap.org.au Easterseals - easterseals.com Ability First Australia - abilityfirstaustralia.org.au About Multicap Multicap is a not-for-profit organisation supporting individuals with disability.  Operating for over 50 years, Multicap is one of the top disability service providers in Queensland offering individual and group day programs, supported employment, respite, social support and much more. Our passion is for every individual’s right to connect and realise the possibilities available to them and this drives us to always believe there is a way.  We create opportunity. We are champions of possibility. We inspire partnerships of support. Our door is always open.  Brisbane Gala Ball a celebration for all abilities 2016-09-21T00:06:14Z brisbane-gala-ball-a-celebration-for-all-abilities The ball provides a unique opportunity for people with disability to dress up, engage with their local community and enjoy a night of great food, fun and company. This is an opportunity not often made available to people with disability. Avegates is Multicap's very own Social Experience Network empowering people with disability to live more vibrant and meaningful lives. Avegates has become well known across Queensland for making anything possible including team sports, holidays and even tandem skydiving. A two-course dinner, live music and photo-shoot opportunities await, before guests hit the dance floor! This includes guests using wheelchairs as the Gala Ball is an event where possibility, opportunity and equality are celebrated. Avegates coordinator Nick Martin said “At Avegates we’re all about giving people with disability unforgettable social experiences and building friendships. “The Gala Ball is when all our efforts really pay off and we see people with disability feeling included, dressing up and having a fantastic night out.” Brisbane Gala Ball event details: Saturday 8th October 2016 at 6pm Colmslie Hotel: Cnr Junction and Wynnum Roads, Morningside Dress – Formal Cost $65 per person Tickets will not be available on the night. Pre purchase tickets through Avegates. Contact Sharon Dekoke on 0428 768 346 or email sthsocialsupport@multicap.org.au to reserve your place. Find out more about Avegates by contacting Avegates Coordinator, Nick Martin at nickm@multicap.org.au or call 07 3340 9012.  About Multicap Multicap is a not-for-profit organisation supporting individuals with disability.  Operating for over 50 years, Multicap is one of the top disability service providers in Queensland offering individual and group day programs, supported employment, respite, social support and much more. Our passion is for every individual’s right to connect and realise the possibilities available to them and this drives us to always believe there is a way.  We create opportunity. We are champions of possibility. We inspire partnerships of support. Our door is always open.  Multicap tackling homelessness on the Sunshine Coast 2016-09-15T05:13:37Z multicap-tackling-homelessness-on-the-sunshine-coast Multicap, a leading disability services organisation, has committed to building a custom-made home for its service users on the Sunshine Coast. This home will be an independent residence for Multicap customers in Queensland as part of the Multicap Homes4Life program.  The new residence on the Sunshine Coast will provide people in need with a permanent home, enabling them to live independently in the community and promoting inclusion and diversity. Funds for the building are being raised at FashionAble, a charity fashion show held on 29 October at Brisbane City Hall that will feature a range of models, including models with disability. Attendees will enjoy a fabulous fashion runway show, high tea, and gift bags on arrival. There is also a raffle available to the general public for two beautiful jewellery items donated by presenting partner Michael Hill. Multicap CEO Joanne Jessop said, “We are immensely proud of our Homes4Life program, which empowers people with disability to live independently in the community with support from our organisation. We believe the general public will be very supportive of this important project, and we encourage people to support it by purchasing a ticket to FashionAble, and celebrating diversity with us.”  Special guest model Georgia Knoll is a resident of Multicap accommodation in Mackay, and has embraced the opportunity with the support of Multicap support workers. Georgia’s mother Debra believes the move to her own home has been invaluable to Georgia’s quality of life. “A year ago, she moved out of home and now lives with two good friends in Multicap accommodation,” Debra said. “With the wonderful help from the support workers at Multicap Georgia is able to live with as much independence as possible.” FashionAble tickets are on sale now, and building for the Sunshine Coast home will commence in 2017. Tickets are available at https://www.multicap.org.au/event/fashionable/ or by calling 07 3340 9074. For information on the Homes4Life program, speak with Tess Raby. About Multicap Multicap is a not-for-profit organisation supporting individuals with disability.  Operating for over 50 years, Multicap is one of the top disability service providers in Queensland offering individual and group day programs, supported employment, respite, social support and much more. Our passion is for every individual’s right to connect and realise the possibilities available to them and this drives us to always believe there is a way.  We create opportunity. We are champions of possibility. We inspire partnerships of support. Our door is always open.  Disability Action Week celebrates inclusion and ability 2016-09-12T03:58:15Z disability-action-week-celebrates-inclusion-and-ability Leading disability service provider Multicap offers many opportunities promoting inclusion including our upcoming FashionAble event, being held on 29 October. FashionAble is Multicap’s very own runway event celebrating ability and diversity and this year, will include a number of models with disability. FashionAble’s special guest model this year will be Georgia Knoll. Georgia’s sudden rise to celebrity over the past few months has been nothing short of astounding. Georgia shot to fame and captured hearts across the globe when she ‘photo bombed’ a Channel 7 news report in Mackay. At just 23 years old, Georgia is a young woman who has Down Syndrome; she loves life and lives it to full capacity.  Those who meet her find her full of enthusiasm, vibrancy and most of all kindness. She is passionate about giving a voice to people with disability.  Georgia’s mother Debra said, “Georgia embraces new challenges head on. She faces adversity with humour and persistence. A year ago, she moved out of home and now lives with 2 good friends in Multicap accommodation. With the wonderful help from the carers at Multicap Georgia is able to live with as much independence as possible.” Georgia is very excited about the upcoming opportunity to be included as a special guest model at Multicap’s event, FashionAble. Like many young women, she has dreamed of becoming a fashion model. Georgia said, “I am extremely excited to be given the opportunity to walk the runway, I haven't done anything like this before and I'm really looking forward to it."  Multicap have some exciting sponsors and fashion partners for the event including presenting partner Michael Hill. Michael Hill has very generously donated $10,000 worth of exclusive jewellery for the event. Early Bird tickets to the event are available for just $65 until 30 September. Tickets can be purchased on the Multicap website https://www.multicap.org.au/event/fashionable/ or by by calling 07 3340 9074. About Multicap Multicap is a not-for-profit organisation supporting individuals with disability.  Operating for over 50 years, Multicap is one of the top disability service providers in Queensland offering individual and group day programs, supported employment, respite, social support and much more. Our passion is for every individual’s right to connect and realise the possibilities available to them and this drives us to always believe there is a way.  We create opportunity. We are champions of possibility. We inspire partnerships of support. Our door is always open.  Liberty Swing excites people with disability in Ipswich 2016-09-08T01:18:02Z liberty-swing-excites-people-with-disability-in-ipswich Ipswich Mayor, Paul Pisasale recently opened a new swing at Robelle Domain in Springfield. The Ipswich Liberty Swing project was the result of a community partnership between local youth, Greater Springfield director Naren Sinnathamby, Variety, Division 1 Cr David Morrison and Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale. Multicap customer Melanie was among the very first to try the new swing and her support worker Kerry said; “This was the first time in Melanie’s life she had ever been able to experience the sensation of swinging. It was wonderful to witness her joy and her smile stretched from ear to ear.” Multicap CEO Joanne Jessop says, “The Australian designed and manufactured Liberty Swing is a revolutionary concept in playground equipment for people with a disability. It is wonderful that wheelchair users now have the opportunity to feel the freedom of swinging through the air and we are delighted that our customers in the Ipswich area can now experience this pleasure.” The Liberty Swing is just one of many opportunities Multicap makes available to people with disability in Ipswich. The Multicap Ipswich Hub in Limestone Street encourages independence and allows customers to follow their own interests and focus on their abilities in all interactions and activities. The hub has a range of activities available including state of the art, touch accessible computers that every person can operate with ease. About Multicap Multicap is a not-for-profit organisation supporting individuals with disability.  Operating for over 50 years, Multicap is one of the top disability service providers in Queensland offering individual and group day programs, supported employment, respite, social support and much more. Our passion is for every individual’s right to connect and realise the possibilities available to them and this drives us to always believe there is a way.  We create opportunity. We are champions of possibility. We inspire partnerships of support. Our door is always open.  Attigo Centre will change the lives of people with disability 2016-09-07T03:38:39Z attigo-centre-will-change-the-lives-of-people-with-disability The Attigo Centre, which houses a fully accessible hydrotherapy pool, will be available to all individuals receiving Multicap services who require allied health and therapy support, and to the public by appointment.  As part of Multicap’s celebrations for Disability Action Week, the Attigo Centre will be officially opened by Duncan Pegg, MP for Stretton, at the Multicap Southside Festival on 10th September 2016 at 10.30am.  The Attigo Centre will provide exceptional allied health therapy services in one central and easy-to-access location. The activities available at the Attigo Centre will be accessible under the new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funding model and will ensure the availability of ongoing centre-based therapy activities. Multicap CEO Joanne Jessop says, “The name Attigo derives from the Latin word meaning ‘to achieve’. At Multicap we are continually striving to offer new services that allow people with disability to achieve. We aim to offer a comprehensive range of supports to benefit our customers and help them achieve their goals and reach their dreams.  “The Attigo Centre will provide a wide range of essential therapy services including hydrotherapy, massage, speech therapy and counselling. The highly trained therapists are well equipped to provide services for people with a range of disabilities and enhance their quality of life and wellbeing.” We look forward to welcoming Duncan Pegg MP to the Attigo Centre on 10 September for the official launch. Members of the public are invited to attend and view the centre in action and talk to staff about the range of services available and enjoy our tenth anniversary Southside Festival. Information for families will be available from service providers Multicap, CPL, Abbey Health, maximise Health and Prescare. Families can learn about hydrotherapy, counselling, massage, musculoskeletal therapy and gym sessions to name a few. Photo Opportunity: Attigo Centre Official Launch 10.30am, Saturday 10 September Multicap Eight Mile Plains Hub – 269 Padstow Rd, Eight Mile Plains About Multicap Multicap is a not-for-profit organisation supporting individuals with disability.  Operating for over 50 years, Multicap is one of the top disability service providers in Queensland offering individual and group day programs, supported employment, respite, social support and much more. Our passion is for every individual’s right to connect and realise the possibilities available to them and this drives us to always believe there is a way.  We create opportunity. We are champions of possibility. We inspire partnerships of support. Our door is always open.  CreateAbility, it’s a game changer 2016-09-01T05:16:54Z createability-it-s-a-game-changer CreateAbility showcases creative abilities and will be held throughout Queensland in Brisbane at Eight Mile Plains, Nudgee and also in Rockhampton. Disability Action Week is held in September each year, and aims to empower people with disability, raise awareness, and improve access and inclusion throughout the wider community. This year, Disability Action Week will be held from 11 – 17 September with the theme ‘Inclusion: it’s a game changer’. Multicap’s Centre of Creative Arts (CoCA) and BuildAbles will exhibit during Disability Action Week. The events will celebrate the diverse range of opportunities available for artistic expression that Multicap makes available to people with disability. At Multicap we are champions of possibility. Multicap encourages everyone to take part in Disability Action Week 2016 by attending one of our CreateAbility Showcase venues.  Multicap CEO Joanne Jessop says, “We are thrilled to receive a Disability Action Week grant for our CreateAbility Showcase. Community grant funding is very important for us, and without it, we would not be able to host a diverse range of events that showcase the abilities of our clients and artists. “CreateAbiltiy will highlight the importance of creating opportunities for people with disability to get involved in social and economic activities”, said Ms Jessop. “We are now focussed on attracting visitors to CreateAbility.” CreateAbility provides vital opportunities for people with disability to express themselves, demonstrate their artistic talents and connect with others. • BUILDABLES PRESENTS a CreateAbility Showcase 13 September 2016 10.00am - 12.00pm Multicap Nudgee Hub 453 Earnshaw Road, Nudgee • CENTRE OF CREATIVE ARTS PRESENTS a CreateAbility Showcase 14 September 2016 12.00pm - 2.00pm Multicap Eight Mile Plains Hub 269 Padstow Road, Eight Mile Plains • Multicap Rockhampton Centre of Creative Arts Invites you to the Art Auction and Live Music 16 September, 6:30 PM at “The Workshop”, 45 East St, Rockhampton About Multicap Multicap is a not-for-profit organisation supporting individuals with disability.  Operating for over 50 years, Multicap is one of the top disability service providers in Queensland offering individual and group day programs, supported employment, respite, social support and much more. Our passion is for every individual’s right to connect and realise the possibilities available to them and this drives us to always believe there is a way.  We create opportunity. We are champions of possibility. We inspire partnerships of support. Our door is always open.