A chance meeting between an American psychology student and a YellowBridge disability support worker during a USA summer camp planted the seed for a cross-cultural exchange program.
Fourth year Psychology student Jake Purnell from Pennyslvania spent his recent summer vacation as a support worker at Talisman Camp, a highly regarded camp for young people with learning differences.
Moving in to a new home can be stressful and expensive so a Toowoomba housing provider is hoping to ease that pressure for its new tenants.
Clean Start is the inspiration of the YellowBridge QLD housing team who wanted to make life a little easier for their new tenants.
Jodie Collins is the General Manager for Disability Support at YellowBridge QLD. Her team of 65 support workers provided more than 90,000 hours of support to people with a disability last year. We chat to her about what the National Disability Insurance Scheme means for her clients.
We can’t believe that it has been 12 months since we opened the doors on our boutique op shop and social enterprise, Collectables.
The support from the Toowoomba community has been terrific and we’ve met many kind and generous people. Special thanks to our Foundation Partner Toowoomba Toyota who’ve given us that extra helping hand to get the enterprise off the ground.