Care services

Churches of Christ Care is committed to quality care and trust and respect for the community. Established in 1930, Churches of Christ Care is one of the largest, most diverse not-for-profit organisations in Australia, operating more than 150 care services throughout Queensland and Melbourne, Victoria, with the support of approximately 3,200 staff and almost 900 volunteers.

Churches of Christ Care is built on a foundation of Christian values, offering help to all those in need regardless of religious background. Our services provide Christ-inspired care and compassion to vulnerable persons at different stages of their life journey, and range from early childhood, children youth and families, community housing, retirement living, home and community care and residential aged care.

These services are funded by a mix of government subsidies, grants, fundraising activities, and fees and charges for selected services.

Children, youth & families

Children, Youth and Families (formerly Churches of Christ Care Pathways) provide foster and kinship care, intensive foster care, and residential and supported independent living services to  approximately 2,800 children and young people under child protection orders each year. A further 480 children and families are supported through our Assessment and Intervention Services.

The organisation is supported by over 800 dedicated and compassionate foster and  kinship carers who work closely with staff  to provide a vital safety net to children and young people who have often come from backgrounds of abuse and neglect.

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Early childhood

Churches of Christ Care operates 23 services for children aged from 0 to 16 years. Our early childhood services were developed with a focus on community needs, and include centre-based care, home-based care and community-based care, all with flexible support options.

Home-based care options include family day care and in-home care. Centre-based care options include approved kindergartens operating in co-located early childhood centres, within school grounds and at stand alone sites; long day care; occasional care; and outside of school hours and vacation care. Other community-based services offered to families include a family support service in Maryborough and a rural mobile children’s service based at St George.

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We are one of the largest not-for-profit community housing providers in Queensland, offering a range of rental housing options for individuals and families on low incomes, those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, and those who are discriminated against in the private housing market. These options include crisis housing, transitional housing and long-term housing along with properties under the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS). Support is also available to assist crisis housing tenants with income arrangements, budgeting and referral to specialist services.

We believe that safe, secure, appropriate and affordable housing is a basic human right and is fundamental to individual, family and community wellness. We want our tenants to live in inclusive, safe and viable urban or rural communities:

  • which offer a sustainable and good quality living environment
  • where households can access a good range of services to maintain and improve their quality of life
  • where residents have the opportunity to learn, work, engage and be involved in determining the future of their communities and to influence decisions that affect the 
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Home care

The Home and Community Care team provides a range of care and services to clients wishing to remain living independently in their own homes, or other community based accommodation, for as long as possible. Services include domestic assistance, personal care, nursing and allied health care, home maintenance, social and lifestyle services, carer support and respite services.

Churches of Christ Care operates various Commonwealth and state government funded and subsidised community care programs.

Our services are designed to assist our clients and their carers to achieve their goals and lifestyle choices. All programs offer a diversity of service and support choices and have a focus on healthy ageing and personal wellbeing.

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Retirement villages

Churches of Christ Care operates 18 retirement villages throughout Queensland (14) and in Melbourne, Victoria (4). These villages offer a wide range of lifestyle options, all with personally tailored care and support packages available through Churches of Christ Care or coordinated by the management team. We promote an independent lifestyle where residents can age-in-place with total freedom, independence, privacy, dignity and security, without the worry of garden and house maintenance.

Our 18 villages offer well located, safe, attractive, accessible and affordable retirement accommodation and services for over 970 residents. Most of our services are co-located with Churches of Christ Care residential aged care and community care services, which offer residents a continuum of care as their needs change.

Residents have access to a range of social and hospitality services including, in some locations, medical transport ensuring residents are able to visit specialists and attend hospitals when needed.

Three of our villages – at Bribie Island, Mitchelton and Townsville – are part of the organisation’s integrated communities program, where a ‘campus’ approach provides seamless care and service integration. Our philosophy is to engage with residents in a way that empowers them to influence and contribute to their communities. We test all decisions to ensure  there will be a positive outcome for residents,  and advocate on their behalf through our involvement in community, industry and special interest groups and forums.

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Residential aged care

Churches of Christ Care operates 28 residential aged care services throughout Queensland (25) and Melbourne, Victoria (3). We are committed to progressing innovative care that supports each elderly person to celebrate their personal life journey. We also provide ongoing education, training and development for all staff to support them in providing optimum resident care.

Our residential aged care services provide a range of services including high care, dementia care, palliative care, respite care and a cottage life model of care in supportive community environments. The are all fully accredited by the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency.

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