CEO’s Message – Belong Edition 27

What inspires you?

Many of the dedicated Carinity employees who have built a career caring for and supporting others – both older and younger generations – have been inspired by their own experiences with parents, grandparents and other family members.

Staff working in Carinity’s seniors’ services demonstrate respect and show compassion for the elderly, every day.

Family relations also inspire and support the students striving to succeed in our schools. The young women attending Carinity Education Southside in Brisbane consider the school to be a second family – and in some cases, relatives of students have taken up roles on staff so they can join with teachers in having a positive impact on the younger generation.

Volunteers assisting residents living in our aged care communities are reaping the rewards of personal connections with the more senior members of society. The simple act of helping others results in volunteers feeling more engaged within their community – while benefitting from the wisdom imparted by generations with more life experience.

I am a recent and temporary addition to the Carinity team, coming onboard whilst CEO Jon Campbell takes some well-deserved leave. I have been inspired by hearing how our teams of employees and volunteers work toward our mission, achieving great things in our schools, aged care homes, and communities across Queensland. I have been struck by the commitment, skills, care and compassion of the very special people who are inspired to give so much of themselves to those who need care and support.

“Be sincere in your love for others. Hate everything that is evil and hold tight to everything that is good. Love each other as brothers and sisters and honour others more than you do yourselves” – Romans 12:9-10 CEV.

DAVID ANGELL, Carinity Acting CEO

Read more stories from Belong: Spring 2022 | Edition 27