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Central West Queensland

Government & Schools

8 March, 2021

New hub to help those in need

UNANIMOUS praise was given when the Endeavour Foundation opened the Learning and Lifestyle hub on Tuesday, February 7.


New Learning and Lifestyle Hub will be a game changer for those with learning disabilities. PHOTO: supplied.

UNANIMOUS praise was given when the Endeavour Foundation opened the Learning and Lifestyle hub on Tuesday, February 7. 

The hub opened at 68 Kariboe St, Biloela.  

The hub will host a day service where those in the community with intellectual disabilities will have access to state-of-the-art development services.  

Until now, locals like Aileen Trace and her son Mark have had little help regarding support services.  

“Mark was very lucky to move to Endeavour Foundation’s supported accommodation in Gladstone when he finished high school,” Ms Trace said.  

“There was nothing for him in Biloela.”  

It was the Biloela Reference Group that was pivotal in raising awareness and the funds for the Endeavour Foundation to do a trial of the Learning and Lifestyle hub in Biloela.  

 “Many country families don’t have the means or time to travel an hour and a half away for suitable NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) services,” Ms Trace said. 

Endeavour Foundation CEO Andrew Donne said the opening of the new Learning and Lifestyle meant adults with an intellectual disability could continue to learn new skills and enjoy being part of their local community, after completing school.  

The services provided at the hub will continue to be funded by the NDIS, but the funds to make it happen were provided by the community.  

The scheme is a needs-based scheme aimed to fund based the individuals who benefit from it.  

The Endeavour Foundation currently supports 10 people with disabilities in the community.  

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