Carinity Narangba expands to support people with disability

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

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

Diana Clift and Anita Lyons at Carinity Youth and Families Narangba, where they support NDIS disability service participants
Diana Clift and Anita Lyons at Carinity Youth and Families Narangba, where they support young people and NDIS disability service participants of all ages.

Carinity Youth and Families Program Coordinator, Diana Clift, said Carinity Narangba’s programs are available 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. As with all clients, each person is unique and each one deserves to have an individual support plan,” Diana said.

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.

The number of people across Moreton Bay City, north of Brisbane, who are accessing NDIS funding is rising quicker than the national rate.

The NDIS supports almost 650,000 participants across Australia, an increase of 28% in the past two years. Over the same period, NDIS participant numbers in the Caboolture-Strathpine service district jumped 43% to almost 15,000 people.

“There will always be a growing demand for NDIS services. The services are important as they help people with disability to be supported to live their best lives with choice and control,” Diana said.

The new Carinity Youth and Families Narangba premises at the Narangba Family Medical Practice in Main Street
The new Carinity Youth and Families Narangba premises at the Narangba Family Medical Practice.

To complement its increasing range of services, Carinity Narangba has moved into a new larger premises at the Narangba Family Medical Practice in Main Street.

Diana said the new location is double the size of Carinity’s former site and “has a fresh new look with a more comfortable and calming feel”.

It houses two generously sized therapy rooms, a large art therapy/play therapy room, and a reception area for administrative staff. Carinity Narangba also offers telehealth services for people living in remote locations.

Carinity Narangba is located at the Narangba Family Medical Practice, 14 Main Street, Narangba. Carinity also runs disability support for NDIS participants in Toogolawah, Boonah, Kalbar and Beaudesert.

To find out more information about Carinity’s disability support services visit the website or phone 3886 8100.


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