Meet Peter from our consumer reference group

Peter from the consumer reference group

Meet Peter From Our Consumer Reference Group Peter is a proud resident of Ipswich, and together with his wife Linda has been involved in the “every Australian Counts” campaign and QDN (Queenslanders with Disability Network) for a number of years.  In 2018 Peter and Linda started their own independent volunteer engagement identity – Disability Community Awareness (DCA). DCA’s focus is on networking, community engagement and […]

Cassandra’s Story

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Cassandra’s Story Brisbane’s Cassandra Grey says having access to the NDIS has been “absolutely life changing”.  At 21, Cassandra, now 23, said her disability came about from a pull to her back muscle on Christmas Eve, 2017. “On Boxing Day, I went to emergency. To relieve my pain, they gave me IV medication and my nervous system […]

Can you help MACA?

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Can You Help MACA? Mobility and Accessibility for Children in Australia Inc (MACA) is a new not for profit organisation dedicated to supporting and advocating for the right to safe and accessible transport for children living with disability (and/or medical conditions). Funded by the National Disability Insurance Agency, MACA is developing a national ‘one stop […]

Year 12 Speech Pathologist Work Experience

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Year 12 Speech Pathologist Work Experience During the first week of term three Michelle Swinburn our Townsville Speech Pathologist had the pleasure of having a local Year 12 student shadow her as part of work experience. This was her first time supporting a student since graduating in 2017, “so it was really nice to start with a […]

Accessing CHSP funding for personal monitoring technology

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Accessing CHSP Funding For Personal Monitoring Technology As announced last week, Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) service providers are now able to use unspent 2019‑20 funding to purchase up to $1000 worth of personal monitoring technology for their vulnerable clients in need of this support during COVID-19. This is important for older Australians and their […]

Senior’s Week – (15th – 20th August)

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Senior’s Week – (15th – 20th August) Come celebrate Senior’s Week with us, our Townsville Display Centre is having an open day to the public. Senior’s week provides opportunities to promote positive attitudes towards older Australian’s to facilitate community participation and connections, a vision LifeTec shares. Want to learn more about assistive technology, keeping active and […]

Townsville Major Home Modifications for older Australians – One off COVID-19 grant

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Townsville Major Home Modifications For Older Australians – One Off COVID-19 Grant LifeTec recently applied for the COVID-19 Aged Care Industry Support Funding and were successful in securing one off non recurrent funds to deliver home modification services for 22 consumers in the Northern Aged Care Provider Region. We noticed that as our consumers self-isolated and had limited access […]

Townsville Home Maintenance Service For Older Australians

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Townsville Home Maintenance Service For Older Australians LifeTec has been delivering home maintenance services to older Australians in the Townsville area as they self-isolate during the COVID 19 period. We have seen an increase in referrals to the program and have delivered on average 100 jobs per month including general maintenance services such as changing […]

Join LifeTec’s Consumer Reference Committee

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Join LifeTec’s Consumer Reference Committee Are you an assistive technology user or expert? Have you always wanted to contribute and promote assistive technology in the community? LifeTec would like to invite you to join the Consumer Reference Committee. It was established to provide an opportunity for people with valuable lived experience to play an important role in […]