Multicap News

Multicap media releases and media coverage

Open Minds partners with leading disability support provider, Multicap

8 October 2021

Two leading Queensland disability support providers have announced they will form a partnership, creating greater opportunities for people with disability and mental illness across
Queensland and northern New South Wales.

Read the media release here

Multicap makes COVID-19 vaccine more accessible for people with disability

1 July 2021

High needs disability support provider Multicap is supporting its customers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in the comfort of their own homes and at Multicap service locations. 

Read the story here

Cook Medical and Multicap partner to create new employment opportunities

18 June 2021

Cook Medical Australia recently partnered with Multicap Limited to provide employment opportunities for people with a disability.

Read the media release here on the Cook Medical website

OAM honour for Queensland disability advocate 

15 June 2021

Disability support provider Multicap congratulates its General Manager of Employment, Tony Burns, for being named in the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List.

Read the media release here

More than $380,000 for Rocky jobseeker projects 

19 February 2021

Multicap has received funding to train 36 job seekers in Certificate III in Individual Support through our Community Work Skills project, thanks to the Queensland Government's Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative. 

Read the media release from the Queensland Government here

New Chair for Multicap Board

25 January 2021

Leading disability support service Multicap has announced the appointment of a new Chair to its Board. Ms Angela Tillmanns will assume the role of Chair from 1 February 2021, with current Chair Mr John Gallimore moving into the Deputy Chair role to ensure a smooth transition of leadership for the organisation.

Read media release here.

Multicap and Breakaway Inc. team up to support Moreton Bay community

8 January 2021

People living with disability in Moreton Bay will now have increased choice and service options, following the merger of two prominent local support providers—Breakaway Inc. and Multicap.

Read media release here.

Use of Positive Behaviour Support to minimise use of restrictive practices

24 September 2020

Multicap’s Chief Clinical and Practice Officer this week shared insight and expert opinion on the benefits of Positive Behaviour Support practices in the disability sector, as a first-option alternative to the use of restrictive practices and chemical restraint for people with disability

Read media release here.

Vale Professor John McAuliffe AM, former Chair of Multicap

9 September 2020

Multicap is today paying tribute to its former Chair and Life Member, Professor John McAuliffe AM, who sadly passed away this week. 

Read media release here.

People with disability benefit from online retail success during COVID-19

22 July 2020

Our partnership between Monte Lupo and accessories retailer By Indeko was highlighted in a recent edition of the NDIS Provider Support enewsletter. You can read it here.

The Weekend Edition also recently featured By Indeko and their partnership with our Monte Lupo studio, you can read more here.

Multicap secures $1 million federal government grant to deliver disability housing for Central Queensland

5 June 2020

People living with disability in Central Queensland will have additional access to specialist affordable, accessible, high quality housing, with local support provider Multicap securing a grant of almost $1 million through the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund.

Read media release here

Multicap on ABC Capricornia 

5 June 2020

Multicap CEO Joanne Jessop spoke to ABC Capricornia about the Building Better Regions Fund grant and how it will benefit people with disability in Central Queensland.

Click here to listen to the interview

Multicap featured on So... podcast with John McKenna

10 May 2020

Multicap CEO Joanne Jessop recently appeared on John McKenna's podcast So... to discuss how Multicap has responded and innovated to assist our customers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Click here to listen to Joanne's segment
Click here to listen to the full podcast

Multicap's work receives vice-regal recognition

5 May 2020

Multicap’s commitment to supporting the needs of people living with disability during the COVID-19 pandemic has received vice-regal praise.

Read media release here

Multicap's Circle of Support continues through Coronavirus crisis

20 April 2020

While many organisations have been forced to slow to a halt due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, essential services such as high needs disability support provider Multicap are finding innovative solutions to ensure continued support for vulnerable members of the community.

Read media release here

Multicap on Seven News Brisbane

10 April 2020

Multicap's CEO Joanne Jessop recently spoke with Seven News Brisbane about the challenges people with disability face during the COVID-19 pandemic.









Latest customer update on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Visit the Coronavirus section of our website for the latest news and information for Multicap customers regarding impacts from Coronavirus.

Latest update from the Australian Government on coronavirus

10 February 2020

We wish to make you aware of the latest advice from the Australian Government on the new strain of the coronavirus.

Read more here.


Multicap's new invoice - user guide and information for customers

6 February 2020

We are very pleased to let you know that we have improved the Multicap invoice based on your feedback and the changes that the NDIS has made over the past year.

Read more here.

Customer information on coronavirus

6 February 2020

We take the health and safety of our customers and staff seriously, and wish to inform you that we are monitoring and implementing the advice from the Australian Government Department of Health.

Read more here.

Vale Michael Roche - Multicap Chair

31 July 2019

It is with great sadness that the Multicap Board, CEO and staff acknowledge the death of Mr Michael Roche following a brief period of illness.

Read more here.

Resignation of Multicap’s Chair Mr Michael Roche

29 July 2019

Multicap’s Chair, Mr Michael Roche, has this week resigned from the Multicap Board due to a personal health issue. 

Read more here.

Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) Grant for Multicap Rockhampton

1 February 2019

Multicap has received vital funding to deliver the Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) Initiative in Rockhampton, a program that will see 30 eligible local job seekers receive training to achieve the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) qualification in 2019.

Read more here.

Multicap mourns the loss of founding member, Mr Glen Easlea

1 February 2019

It is with great sadness that the Multicap Board of Directors and staff learn of the passing of one of their founders, Mr. Glen Easlea. Long acknowledged as one of five families responsible for the creation of what is now known as Multicap, Mr Easlea and his late wife, Gwen, worked tirelessly as part of a small and committed group of people to create The Multiple Handicapped Association of Queensland - Queensland’s first service for children with multiple disabilities. 

Read more here.

Multicap's interactive robot a royal success

6 December 2018

Multicap’s interactive robot ‘Buddy’ was on show last week, demonstrating to His Royal Highness The Duke of York how life enhancement technologies are empowering people living with disability to live their best life at a technology showcase in Brisbane. 

Read more here.

Singers living with disability to play starring role in Carols event

14 November 2018

A choir of people living with disability will be the headline act at this year's annual community event, Carols @ Multicap.

Read more here.

New appointments for Multicap's senior executive team

7 November 2018

Multicap has welcomed two new members to its senior executive team.

Read more here.

Multicap announces appointment of General Manager, Specialised Services, Mr Simon Wardale

July 11, 2018

Multicap CEO, Joanne Jessop, would like to announce the recent appointment of Mr Simon Wardale, to the position of General Manager, Specialised Services.

Read more here.

Multicap customer is one of the first to receive NDIS funding in Brisbane

3 July 2018

One of the first customers to receive NDIS funding in Brisbane is from Multicap.

Read more here.

More than 45 years of combined service for Life Members

December 2017

Leading Queensland disability service provider Multicap has announced two new Life Members.

Read more here.

Nativity scene to be festive fixture at Parliament House

December 2017

The work of 10 Queensland artists with disability will become a permanent fixture outside Parliament House each Christmas.

Read more here.

Go retro at Monte Lupo Christmas exhibition

27 November 2017

Step back in time this weekend at Monte Lupo's Retrograde Exhibition.

Read more here.

Share in the magic of Christmas with Carols@Multicap

November 2017

One of Queensland’s leading disability support services Multicap will be bringing in the Christmas cheer with their annual Carols@Multicap from 5.30pm on Saturday 25th of November 2017.

Read more here.

Dream comes true for ‘biggest Broncos fan'

11 August 2017

A dream will come true tomorrow night for one of the Brisbane Broncos’ biggest fans. 
Multicap customer David has been a hard-core Broncos fan for as long as he can remember and on Friday night he will watch his team play live from a corporate box at Suncorp Stadium.

Read more here.

People with disability help organise a great day out for league fans!

August 2017

It was a stiff competition when the Multicap Pine Rivers Tigers went head-to-head with the Endeavour Tornado Bugs at the ninth annual Inter-Service Rugby League Day at Deception Bay Junior Rugby League Club on Wednesday August 9. 

Read more here.

Fashionable in the news:

October 2017

Click here and here to see media clippings from Multicap's ever-popular FashionAble event 2017!

Jason Clymo announced as headline model for FashionAble 2017

September 2017

Hailed as the next big thing for diversity in the modelling industry, Jason Clymo will headline one of Brisbane’s premier fashion events, FashionAble.

Read more here.

Terriann's perfect pitch against all odds

18 July 2017

When Terriann’s parents gave her a play organ to keep her occupied during car trips, they had no idea anything would come of it. But within a year, the then six year old’s musical ability was starting to show.

Read more here.

Celebrating people with disability in the workforce

October 2017

Frappes and milkshakes will be on the house next week at Multicap. As part of BuyAbility’s ‘Our Work in Action Week’, disability support service provider Multicap is inviting the public to drop in for a free drink, morning tea or brekky.

Read more here.

New Board Chair for leading Queensland disability service provider

15 November 2017

The former Chief Executive of the Queensland Resources Council, Mr Michael Roche, has been appointed Chair of leading Queensland disability support organisation, Multicap Limited.

Read more here.

Queensland Reds give Capalaba Laundretto a spin

29 June 2017

St George Queensland Reds stars and Wallabies Rob Simmons and Samu Kerevi put their off-field abilities to the test in support of people with disability, as they tested the new smart-technology machines in the newly opened Capalaba Laundretto. Multicap was very proud to have them attend the official opening alongside the Hon. Jane Prentice, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services.

Read more here

Invitation to Senator Hanson to visit Multicap

22 June 2017

Multicap rejects the statements made yesterday by Senator Pauline Hanson about the treatment of young Australians with disability in our schooling system, and in response invites Senator Hanson to visit and meet with the many extraordinary people with disability we support each and every day.

Read more here

Experienced disability leader joins Multicap Board

20 June 2017

Ms Angela Tillmanns has been appointed to the board of leading Queensland disability support service, Multicap Limited. Ms Tillmanns joined the Multicap Board in June 2017 following her retirement from disability support service CPL Choice Passion Life in December 2016.

Read more here

Rockhampton’s night of nights for people with disability

12 June 2017

Rockhampton's bigget social event of the year is happening Saturday 17 June. Everyone is invited to come along to the Rockhampton Avegates Gala Ball 2017.

Read more here

New housing on Sunshine Coast for people with disability to call home

24 May 2017

Multicap is planning the next big Homes4Life project on the Sunshine Coast, and is seeking support from donors to help make this exciting opportunity a reality.

Read more here

New Toowoomba ad campaign aims to inspire people with disability

11 April 2017

'Where there's a will, we'll find a way'. That's the message behind a new advertising campaign launched in Toowoomba encouraging people with disability to never give up on achieveing their goals.

Read more here

Multicap Board Restructure

6 April 2017

The Multicap Board has recently undergone a restructure to ensure Multicap is best positioned for the NDIS reform.

Read more here

Abuse of people with disability must never be tolerated 

27 March 2017

Multicap CEO Joanne Jessop has encouraged people with disability and their families to speak out against abuse of people with disability, following media reports of highly concerning treatment of individuals in Victoria and New South Wales by their service providers.

Read more here

Monte Lupo Teddy Bear's Picnic

15 March 2017

The much-loved Monte Lupo Gallery Cafe at Eight Mile Plains will be hosting a very special week of storytelling, finishing with a teddy bear picnic, in their pop-up fairy grove!

Read more here

Multicap employees with disability generated $3million for Australian economy 

20 February 2017

Multicap’s social enterprises, which provide business services to the community and supported employment to people with disability, have generated $3,107,264 of direct economic benefit to the Australian economy this year.

Read more here

Disability support workers to benefit at specialist conference 

17 February 2017

Disability support workers have an unrivalled opportunity for professional development and networking in the upcoming Disability Support Workers Conference next week, which features speakers from throughout Australia and the world.

Read more here

Australia Day award for socially responsible cafe 

25 January 2017

Multicap is proud to announce that as part of the 2017 Lilley Australia Day Awards, the Monte Lupo Gallery Café in Banyo has been nominated to receive the Ted Tremayne Award.

Read more here

The best coffee this side of Melbourne

17 January 2017

Multicap is proud to announce an exciting new social enterprise in Capalaba Park providing employment opportunities for people with disability, and superb coffee.

Read more here

Read more of the story on the Pro Bono Australia website.

Inaccessible buildings denies 1 in 5 their fundamental rights

13 January 2017

In response to the ABC Brisbane radio report on 12/01/2017 regarding accessibility in Brisbane CBD, Multicap strongly supports a move to fully accessible infrastructure, and urges Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government to strengthen Planning laws to ensure all individuals have appropriate access to all available buildings and locations.

Read more here

A forklift licence is offering new freedoms to a young Sri Lankan woman with Down syndrome

27 December 2016

SBS News 

Visit the SBS News website to see their story about Multicap customer and Makeables employee Nilu.

You can now grab a bargain and sip on a good coffee at Vinnies

2 December 2016

The Catholic Leader

Visit the Catholic Leader newspaper website to read about the Monte Lupo Coffee Cart at Vinnies Sumner Park




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