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Celebrating 45 years of Jenny!

Celebrating 45 years of Jenny!

After an astonishing 45 years at Cara, Jenny Millikan is moving into an exciting new phase of life: retirement. Jenny began her journey at just 16 years of age, when Cara was known as Spastic Centres of South Australia. Employed as a Nurse’s Assistant in 1976, she...

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Faces of Cara – Meet Kim, Support Worker

Faces of Cara – Meet Kim, Support Worker

Proving it’s never too late for a career change, Kim spent two decades as a dental assistant and 17 years in a distribution centre, before making the change to the disability sector at the age of 61.After completing her final Certificate III in Individual Support...

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Technology trial provides round-the-clock monitoring

Technology trial provides round-the-clock monitoring

Cara has trialed new assistive technology, which provides round-the-clock monitoring of our customers’ health and wellbeing while they sleep. Partnering with tech company Cura1, customers across two Supported Independent Living (SIL) houses and one Short-Term...

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The Connector: NDIS updates from the Cara Connect Team.

The Connector: NDIS updates from the Cara Connect Team.

The Cara Connect Team plays a critical role as ‘The Connector’ between the Cara head office, our support staff, customers and decision-makers. This knowledgeable team owns a collection of responsibilities, ranging from managing customer funding and billing, to...

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When housemates become family

When housemates become family

In 2002, John Howard was Australia’s Prime Minister, Kath and Kim premiered on the ABC, Steven Bradbury won our first ever gold medal at the Winter Olympics, and the Euro became the official currency of 12 European countries. More importantly, it was also the year...

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Specialist Services open to new customers

Specialist Services open to new customers

Cara is now inviting new customers to access the services and expertise of its in-house Specialist Services Team (SST). The SST works creatively and collaboratively alongside children and adults with disabilities, as well as their support networks, to build...

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Cara Companion app launched for workforce

Cara Companion app launched for workforce

Demonstrating a commitment to innovation and technology, Cara has released a mobile application to its workforce, giving staff easy access to important customer information, while on the go. The app is understood to be the first of its kind in the South Australian...

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Board elects new President, Vice-President

Board elects new President, Vice-President

Cara’s Board of Directors elected Nick Smith as President of the Board at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday evening. Fellow Board Director Lucy Davies was elected Vice-President, a position formerly held by Nick. Serving as a Board Director since 2015, Nick...

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