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Cara's new Hindmarsh head office

27/08/2018

Welcome to the new Home of Possible

 The exterior of the Cara head office at Unit 1, 2-4 Adam St, Hindmarsh (enter off Manton St). The sign on the building says "Cara we find possible" and the website cara.org.au The sun is shining and the sky is blue.

Welcome to the new Home of Possible at the corner of Adam and Manton streets, Hindmarsh!

Cara’s two offices at Woodville and Glenunga have combined. Now, all of our Possible People are located at Hindmarsh.

Cara has grown so much with the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) we simply couldn’t fit all of our staff at our old office locations.

Rows of desks with computers on them in an activity-based working space. Smiling and looking at their computer screens or at the camera are Debbie, Eleanor and Lahiru.

ACTIVITY-BASED WORKING: Debbie and Eleanor from the Specialist Services team are working in the new Operations area. Staff here share "hot desks" as they're frequently away from the office and working directly with our customers and staff in services and in the community.

Our new office is easily-accessible with public transport on the city fringe (we're just behind the Entertainment Centre) and it’s fully accessible for people of all abilities.

Our teams can more easily work together to get on with Cara’s most important business of all – finding possible for the children and adults with disability whom we work alongside.

Our contact numbers remain the same:

Our Glenunga office will still be available for training.

You’ll find all of Cara’s office-based staff at Unit 1, 2-4 Adam St, Hindmarsh 5007 (enter off Manton St).

 

Sarengi is sitting at the front desk at reception, looking at the camera and smiling. In the foreground are flowers and balloons - the balloons say "Cara we find possible" and "welcome".

WELCOME: Sarengi is one of the friendly faces (and friendly voices!) you speak with at Cara reception. 

Cara Celebrates - Recognition of Excellence Awards

30/06/2017

Landscape Event Art with Sponsor

Cara are celebrating our biggest and brightest stars at our annual Recognition of Excellence awards.  The awards are presented at the gala dinner, Cara Celebrates.

Award winners embody Cara’s promise – we find possible – and our values: that we are personal, we are careful, we discover and create and we are persistent.

The awards would not be possible without the support from our generous sponsors. Please support the organisations that support us.

Sponsor image

 

Major Sponsor

Edmen Community Staffing Solutions

 

Award Sponsors

Adaxa

Cowell Clarke Commercial Lawyers

Direct Care

Les Brazier Special Vehicles

Pro Paint'n Panel & Rightway Automotive

 

Event Partners

Adelaide Convention Centre

Electrolux

Emporium Beauty & Medispa

Hendercare

Minus 110 Body & Mind

Redman Family Wines

Redman Media

Flashback to Cara's Sunday Picnic

16/08/2016

We love getting our Cara Community together for the annual Cara Sunday Picnic. We hold it every year, just before Easter, and it's all about fun, food and friends.

But rather than tell you about it, we'd rather show you!

Click here to watch this video from our 2016 Sunday Picnic

 

Vote for Cara's short film I am Liam!

28/07/2016

For the second year in a row, Cara has entered the Focus on Ability Short Film Festival (Open Entrants – Documentary).  

This year’s entry is I am Liam and it tells the story of Liam Goldfinch, one of our campers with a disability who has made the transition to a Cara volunteer!  

Liam is such a star, he’s a natural in front of the camera and we at Cara are so grateful for his willingness to give back to the Camps program as a volunteer!  

Click here to watch I am Liam and vote

Please watch, share, vote and encourage others to vote!

Voting closes on August 8.

Voting doesn’t require any registration, it’s just your name, email address, suburb and postcode. Once you've voted, check your email for a message from "Nova Website" and click on the link they send you to confirm your vote!

Thanks for supporting our film and our Possible People like Liam!

 

Quiet Hour trial with Frewville Foodland

19/07/2016

Frewville Foodland

Cara is proud to partner with Adelaide's Finest Supermarkets, Frewville Foodland, for a month of Quiet Hour sensory-friendly shopping experiences.

Started by Cara, Quiet Hour is an Australian-first which recognises that the "regular" shopping experience can be too overwhelming for people with sensory overload. Not uncommon for people with autism, sensory overload is when everyday things like lights, music, sounds or smells can become overwhelming.

Cara is supporting Frewville Foodland to host a month of Quiet Hours on Tuesdays from 6.30pm to 7.30pm, held on:

July 12

July 19

July 26

August 2

Everyone is welcome to shop at that time and experience the different shopping experience which is Quiet Hour.

The lights will be dimmed, "beep" volume on the checkouts turned down, music and pages messages turned off, shelf restocking paused and smells minimised where possible.

Foodland staff have received training from Cara about sensory overload and they are very supportive.

If Quiet Hour would work for you or your loved ones, please come and shop! If you can't make it but you'd like to offer feedback about other times/locations, please email feedback@cara.org.au

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