Cabanda Home Care awarded $2,000 grant

Cabanda Care registered nurse Kate Taylor and community care coordinator Jodi Bowman were overjoyed after being rewarded $2,000 as part of the annual Australia Post People of Post grants. Picture: Byron Peszko

Staff from Cabanda Home Care in Rosewood have been awarded $2,000, thanks to the Australia Post People of Post grants.

Community Care Coordinator Jodi Bowman said her colleagues were grateful to the People of Post Grants, to be given the opportunity to provide resources, education and information for positive mental health outcomes.

“Our intention with the grant funds is to provide a community morning tea to our 52 residents, promoting positive mental health,” said Ms Bowman.

As part of the People of Post program, Australia Post has awarded 59 grants to community groups in Queensland – more than one third of all grants distributed.

Disaster relief, wildlife sanctuaries and wellbeing programs are some of the important work being supported.

Ms Bowman said the Mission of Cabanda Care Inc. was to provide a broad range of individualised care services that met the needs of the community.

“With so much growth in the Ipswich region we have diversified our services over time to meet the communities needs,” Ms Bowman said.

“We are proud to be owned and operated by the community for over 30 years.”

Totalling more than $290,000, through the initiative Australia Post team members, including Posties and Post Office workers, nominate local not-for-profit community initiatives that support some of Australia’s most pressing social issues in the areas of: mental health, disaster support and resilience, Indigenous children’s literacy, and environmental sustainability.