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Read up on the latest happenings at Community Based Support including stories about our community members, our team and any exciting developments we’ve got going on.

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Mar 23, 2023

Fiercely independent: Margaret’s story

Margaret Kay is an example of how pursuing interests can keep your mind and body active and provide a sense of purpose and fulfilment in life. Margaret’s passion for painting began over four decades… Read Article
Feb 27, 2023

Getting it right: Paul Dolzan’s story

Paul Dolzan never intended to work in the support sector, but a fortuitous encounter on a golf course changed that. A family friend was running a disability support organisation and suggested Paul work for… Read Article
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Feb 09, 2023

Talking Point – Community Based Support committed to helping most vulnerable

Our services have adapted to the reforms within the aged and disability sector, writes Allyson Warrington There is no doubt emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic there are continuing challenges in the aged care and… Read Article
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Nov 07, 2022

Making connections: Emma’s story

Emma Scott has been with Community Based Support for only 18 months and has already taken multiple opportunities to develop her career. Starting as an aged care coordinator, she worked closely with support workers… Read Article
Sep 27, 2022

Peace well deserved: Maria’s story

“I’m 87, I’m not complaining, I get great support and I am so grateful.” Maria Karsznia is happy with her lot in life, despite, or perhaps because of, her early childhood being fraught with… Read Article
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Sep 27, 2022

A home away from home: Magdalena’s story

Magdalena Marczak has been a support worker at Community Based Support for almost three years. She has always enjoyed working with people, having first studied hospitality and catering in Poland before coming to Australia… Read Article
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Jun 09, 2022

Understanding dementia with virtual reality

To help get a better understanding of Dementia, a number of CBS staff working in aged care attended a virtual reality training session run by Dementia Australia. Did you know that Dementia is the… Read Article
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May 23, 2022

Doing Mum proud

Susan Reid joined the rostering team in March this year having previously worked out in the field as a support worker. She’s always had a people focussed approach throughout her career and credits her… Read Article
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Feb 24, 2022

Help is at hand with the CBS Client Services team

40% of Tasmania’s population is either over 65 or identifies as a person with a disability. Not all of these people require support but the number of those that do is significant. In response… Read Article