About Carinity

Carinity is a leading not-for-profit, Christian based care organisation that has been changing lives of people in need – helping individuals and families reach their full potential to live enriched lives.

Since 1949 Carinity, formerly Queensland Baptist Care, has been making a real difference to people through comprehensive and integrated community services. This includes providing affordable and integrated retirement communities, care to the aged and frail, shelters for homeless youth, help for families and young people experiencing difficult times, support for people with disability, chaplaincy and alternative education for teenagers who struggle in traditional schools.

We believe in building communities where you feel at home and secure.

At Carinity we believe in building communities where you feel at home and secure – a place where you are valued, included, where your voice is heard and you are respected.

Derived from the words “care” and “affinity”, our name represents our purpose, always striving to create experiences where you feel a sense of belonging.

A ministry of Queensland Baptists, and a member of Baptist Care Australia, Carinity is supported in our mission to make a difference.

Our mission

Driven by our Christian values, we provide high quality care and services, making a real difference to people in need.

Our vision

Creating communities where people are loved, accepted and supported to reach their full potential.

Our guiding purpose

Following the example of Jesus Christ, we exist to reflect God’s love to people in need.

Our values

Our Christian values underpin our organisational values of Compassion, Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Team Work, and Engaging Positively.

Thought of the day

New Year

“Bah humbug!” said Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens’ novel. “Bah Humbug” is used more widely now – particularly to express disdain toward New Years’ resolutions. But before you reject NY resolutions, think a minute. Is anyone of us perfect? Could one thing change about ourselves for the better? Well … if not now, then when? Perhaps God gave us the changes and cycles of nature as opportunities to say, “Now’s a good time” for changes we could make. He is, after all, the God of mercy – the God of the second chance, and the third, etc.. And furthermore, "… with God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26. Don’t let “Bah Humbug” defeat you before you even start. Start making that needed change for a Happy New Year – a Happy NEW Year.