Thank you for trusting us. Always.
Our 3,749 staff and volunteers care for more than 40,000 Queenslanders of all ages. Our staff are the backbone of Anglicare Southern Queensland. Even when times are tough, we provide care, hope and love to those who need it. It is what drives our work in the community every single day and is a significant part of our 150-year legacy.
There is no better way to celebrate our frontline workers than with words from those they help and support the most – our clients.
“Ili understands me. I was scared when I first came here, now I’m not.”
Lorraine – Chapel Hill
Ili – Recovery Practitioner
Ili supports women who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness by empowering women to rebuild their lives, acknowledge their self-worth and encourage sustainable change in their lives. Along with her team, Ili encourages women to create the future they want and believe in themselves.
“Christopher has helped me get my house and set life goals. If it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t be where I am today.”
Lai – Logan
Christopher – Family Intervention Support Worker
We believe that families should be given the tools they need to stay together and thrive. As a Family Intervention Support Worker, Christopher provides an in-home intensive intervention and support service to families where child protection issues have been identified. Christopher’s role bridges the gap with early intervention and child protection so that children can remain safely in the family home.
“I was getting in a bit of trouble and Meli was a great support. Now I’m looking forward to getting back to school.”
Josh – Logan
Meli – Senior Youth Worker
As a Senior Youth Worker, Meli goes above and beyond to ensure that the young people he works with can succeed. Meli works directly with young people to empower them to be better versions of themselves, providing practical and emotional support to help them build life skills, set goals and make good choices.
“Judith, you have such a lovely heart and thank you for all you do for us.”
Tameeka – Sippy Downs
Judith – Foster & Kinship Care Practitioner
It’s a big step to provide children and young people with a safe and secure home, but Judith is there every step of the way to recruit, train and support our foster and kinship carers. Judith is dedicated to making sure that children are given the best shot at life by training and recruiting quality foster and kinship carers, making sure their homes are safe and supporting carers to help children meet their goals.
“Shum enables me to continue to care for my husband at home. She is dependable, predicts our needs and I genuinely look forward to her visits.”
Mara – Hollywell
Shum – Home Care Worker
Shum empowers independence every day by helping people remain in their homes. Home Care Workers like Shum play a key role in ensuring our clients are able to maintain their lifestyle and wellbeing as they age. No two days look the same for Shum, who supports clients with everything from personal grooming and hygiene to shopping, groceries and social visits.
“I can’t speak highly enough about Amber and Jackie. They prepared me physically for a major surgery. I recovered so well.”
Margaret – Chevron Island
Amber & Jackie – Fitness Instructors
Amber and Jackie are Fitness Instructors in our Community Aged Care team. They play an important role, developing and facilitating a variety of wellness programs. Amber and Jackie tailor activities to suit client needs, ensuring that everyone can participate to the best of their abilities and are able to maintain good health and independence through strength and exercise.
“Jairus is a treasure and very helpful. I’m always happy after his visits.”
Coral – Fig Tree Pocket
Jairus – Support Services Worker
We believe everyone deserves to live with dignity and hope, and Jairus makes sure this happens. Jairus supports our aged care clients in their own home, providing vital domestic support to allow them to maintain independence and comfort. Jairus works with the clients to ensure their fridges and pantries are fully stocked, their homes are clean and comfortable, and they have healthy and delicious meals ready to go.
“I was very nervous about accessing Emergency Relief but Zakia explained the process and made me feel at ease.”
Stevie – Richlands
Zakia – Family Support Worker
When families are finding it tough to get along, Family Support Workers like Zakia provide therapeutic assistance to improve positive wellbeing. Zakia works with individuals, families and groups with social, emotional and financial difficulties by educating and supporting them and working towards enhancing their community connectedness.
“Michael always goes the extra mile.”
Donna – Everton Park
Michael – Support Services Worker
Nothing says love and care like a clean home and a full pantry. Caring for mums and dads, nannas and pops is exactly what Michael does every day. He also offers them vital social connection, ensuring they remain independent and engaged in their community.
“Sharon does excellent work and shows so much kindness.”
Bonita – Robina
Sharon – Home Care Worker
We work hard to ensure that senior members of our community can retain their independence as they age. As a Home Care Worker, Sharon provides a range of personal care and assistance services including daily activities such as hygiene, dressing and grooming, shopping, respite and domestic assistance. This supports clients to remain living independently and comfortably in their own homes.
“Susan amazing, professional and compassionate.”
Hirove – Townsville
Susan – Registered Nurse
Responding to the medical needs of our clients with clinical excellence and care is our number one priority. As a Registered Nurse, Sue provides comprehensive assessments for clients and works closely with clients and care teams to implement care plans. Sue works closely with a broad range of colleagues and other community service providers to ensure that our clients are supported to age gracefully with the care they need for their unique circumstances.
“I cannot speak highly enough of the care Kao provided to my dad.”
Donna – Toowong
Kalolaine – Diversional Therapist
Kalolaine brings her smile and energy every single day to St John’s Residential Aged Care home. In charge of providing diversional and recreational activities, Kalolaine’s role as a Diversional Therapist ensures that our residents maintain a high level of physical and cognitive function. Through a range of tailored activities and one to one work, she ensures that the psychological, social, physical and spiritual wellbeing of residents is met.
“Kate was really nice and I felt heard.”
Claire – Coorparoo
Kate – Counsellor
Counsellors like Kate work with families of all forms and sizes to strengthen family relationships, prevent relationship breakdown and ensure the wellbeing and safety of children. Kate’s focus is on intervening early to prevent family breakdown at critical points, such as when families come together or separate. Kate works closely with children, giving them the tools they need to better manage life’s transitions and ensuring that they are protected and given the opportunity to contribute to building a stronger and more resilient family unit.
To our staff
Thank you for your determination to make a difference.
For showing up every day.
For your commitment.
Learn more about our services
Help at Home
Caring for Queenslanders in their home with a range of home care services including social support, health and wellbeing, home maintenance and transport services.
Aged Care Homes
Our eight Residential Aged Care Homes across Southern Queensland provide for every level of care including low and high care, respite, pastoral care, special care, dementia care and social support.
Children & Families
We provide a range of services to support families and children including family intervention, foster and kinship care, counselling, relationship support and much more.
Mental Health & Wellbeing
We support individuals and families with a range of wellbeing services including counselling, family and relationship support, emergency relief and general wellbeing programs.