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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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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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Jul 13, 2022

Talking Point – Aged Care Workforce

Organisations providing aged care services to Tasmanians now find themselves between a rock and a hard place after the Federal Government’s recent subsidy announcement. At Community Based Support, we value enormously our dedicated and… Read Article
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Jul 08, 2022

CBS Internship program: Building a future

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) graduates are getting real world experience through a CBS internship program. The intern program is a collaboration between CBS and the Indus Institute, who developed The Professional Year (PYear)… Read Article
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Jun 30, 2022

Flying high: Bradley’s story

Bradley Marshall has been attending the CBS social hubs for just six months and is really feeling the benefits. He has dealt with mental health issues for a number of years and had closed… 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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May 10, 2022

Dave’s advice on getting the best out of support options.

”It takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile” says Dave Hanlon as he talks about the importance of humour and being able to have a laugh, no matter the situation. He… Read Article