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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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May 19, 2023

Talking point: Time to align pay rates for care workers.

WAGE WIN FOR AGED-CARE WORKERS BUT DISABILITY CARERS MISS OUT, WRITES ALLYSON WARRINGTON. Community Based Support wholeheartedly welcomes the Fair Work Commission’s decision to provide a wage increase of 15 per cent for aged-care… Read Article
May 16, 2023

Inspiring generations: The legacy of Maureen Norris

Maureen Norris is a name synonymous with gymnastics in Tasmania. Her journey began almost 40 years ago when she enrolled her daughter Kim in gymnastics classes at Lynwood Gym. Little did she know that… Read Article
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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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Feb 05, 2023

Mercury article – Help offer as day centre shuts doors

A community group is trying to help southern Tasmanians rocked by the closure of a vital day therapy centre. Manor Gardens at Kingston, which provides support for people living with memory loss and/or social… 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