Media Releases

Show Mum some love this Mother's Day

Spoil Mum this Mother's Day with a visit to the beautiful Monte Lupo Gallery Cafe in Eight Mile Plains, and take in their annual Mother's Day art exhibition. This year it's called 'Motherslove' and showcases oustanding work by our Monte Lupo artists. Selected stock is up to 20% off!

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New Toowoomba ad campaign aims to inspire people with disability

'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.

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Multicap Board Restructure

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

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Abuse of people with disability must never be tolerated 

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.

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Monte Lupo Teddy Bear's Picnic

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!

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Multicap employees with disability generated $3million for Australian economy 

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.

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Disability support workers to benefit at specialist conference 

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.

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Australia Day award for socially responsible cafe 

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.

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The best coffee this side of Melbourne

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

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Inaccessible buildings denies 1 in 5 their fundamental rights

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.

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Disability Services Minister supports socially responsible gifts this Christmas

Disability Services Minister Coralee O’Rourke, will be joined by Peter Russo MP for Sunnybank and Duncan Pegg MP for Stretton, when she visits assisted employees at Multicap on 13 December.

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Mackay’s favourite photo bomber joins Former Origin Greats to open community space

Mackay’s favourite photo bomber, Georgia Knoll, will join Former Origin Greats Gene Miles and Wendell Sailor at the opening of Mackay’s newest community space this week.

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Former Origin Greats launch community space in Mackay 

On 8 December, Former Origin Greats Gene Miles and Wendell Sailor will join Multicap CEO Joanne Jessop, to officially open the Multicap Mackay Hub.

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Carols, craft and community Christmas cheer!

As Christmas draws near, Multicap prepares for their annual community Carols evening and a much anticipated visit from Santa.

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Display will surprise and delight at Brookfield 

Artists from Multicap’s social enterprise, Monte Lupo, have been hard at work creating garden sculptures for display at Brookfield Garden Centre and Wild Canary Bistro. 

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Multicap customers feel ‘confident and prepared’ as NDIS rolls out in Mackay

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has reached another milestone in Queensland, with the scheme rolled out in the Mackay, Isaac and Whitsundays region this week. Multicap, a leading disability service provider, has been working closely with our customers in Mackay to ensure that every person transitioning to the NDIS is as prepared as possible.

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Model with disability wows Brisbane audience on the fashion runway

On Saturday afternoon, Georgia Knoll graced the FashionAble runway at Brisbane City Hall to celebrate ability and diversity, and raise valuable funds to provide permanent homes for vulnerable people with disability. 

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Vinnies and Multicap providing employment opportunities to people with disability

Multicap is proud to announce, in partnership with St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland (Vinnies), an exciting new social enterprise in Sumner Park providing employment opportunities for people with disability. 

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League legend Jake Granville visits Multicap Hub 

Multicap Homes4Life ambassador, Jake Granville is swapping the big league for a barbeque and a game of backyard footy with Multicap customers in his childhood town of Rockhampton.

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Charity fashion event features model with Down syndrome

FashionAble 2016 is shaping up to be one of Brisbane’s hottest fashion shows of the season featuring model Georgia Knoll, a young lady with Down syndrome in her Brisbane debut. 

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Designer dresses will be bought for a song at FashionAble 2016   

If you have a ticket to FashionAble 2016 you have a ticket to Brisbane’s hottest fashion event and access to spectacular items in our silent auction! Stylish designer fashion pieces, exclusive experiences and precious bullion are all in the mix and ready to be taken home for a steal. Our charitable sponsors and supporters have donated generously to this event that will celebrate ability and diversity, whist raising funds for new housing for people with disability.

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Multicap and Minister O’Rourke breaking ground for people with disability

Disability Services Minister Coralee O’Rourke joined Multicap CEO Ms Joanne Jessop and a state-of-the-art robot in Alexandra Hills this morning to officially break the ground at the new building site of future homes for people with disability.

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State-of-the-art ground-breaking facility guarantees independence for people with disability

Multicap is proud to announce, in partnership with the Queensland Government, an exciting technological development in permanent independent housing for our customers.

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Multicap high-flyers are off to the USA

23 September 2016 - Multicap would like to congratulate staff members Alex Flugge and Joel Guest on their selection for the Ability First Australia Professional Staff Scholarship Program. Alex and Joel will be travelling to the USA in 2016/2017 as part of the Ability First/Easterseals staff exchange program.

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Brisbane Gala Ball a celebration for all abilities

21 September 2016 -  On Saturday 8 October, Avegates, a Multicap innovation will host the highly anticipated 2016 Brisbane Annual Gala Ball. The ball provides a unique opportunity for people with disability to dress up, engage with their local community and enjoy a night of great food, fun and company. This is an opportunity not often made available to people with disability.

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Multicap tackling homelessness on the Sunshine Coast

15 September 2016 - Efforts are underway in Disability Action Week to raise funds for a purpose-built home on the Sunshine Coast for people with disability.

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Albury business supporting people with disability

13 September 2016 - Multisnacks is a Multicap innovation raising valuable funds that provide employment opportunities for people with disability.

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Disability Action Week celebrates inclusion and ability

12 September 2016 - Disability Action Week is a week to raise awareness about people with disability and celebrate their abilities. This year’s theme, ‘Inclusion: it’s a game changer’ aims to promote the participation of people with disability across a range of activities. Leading disability service provider Multicap offers many opportunities promoting inclusion including our upcoming FashionAble event, being held on 29 October.

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Liberty Swing excites people with disability in Ipswich

8 September 2016 - The Liberty Swing is providing wheelchair users the opportunity to experience the joy of swinging, an experience that was impossible for many until just a few years ago.

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Attigo Centre will change the lives of people with disability 

7 September 2016 - Leading disability service provider, Multicap, is opening a new, accessible allied health therapy centre at the Multicap Eight Mile Plains Hub. The Attigo Centre, which houses a fully accessible hydrotherapy pool, will be available to all individuals receiving Multicap services who require allied health and therapy support, and to the public by appointment. 

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CreateAbility, it’s a game changer

1 September 2016 - Leading disability service provider, Multicap, has been awarded a Disability Community Event Grant by the Queensland Government to host a CreateAbility Showcase to be held during Disability Action Week.

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Sculpt man’s best friend at unique Monte Lupo Masterclass

30 August 2016 - Artists from Multicap’s social innovation, Monte Lupo, have been hard at work in Brisbane creating a pack of pooches who will soon take up residence on Currumbin Beach. 

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Southside Festival to launch Disability Action Week

26 August 2016 - Multicap, a leading disability service provider, will celebrate the commencment of Disability Action Week with the 10th Anniversary Southside Festival. 

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Superstar in the making to head FashionAble line up

22 August 2016 - Georgia Knoll suddenly became a household name after she was featured on Seven’s Sunrise and Seven News in Mackay earlier this year. Georgia has aspirations of becoming a fashion model and her dream is about to come true as she heads the line-up as special guest model for Multicap’s FashionAble event to be held in Brisbane on 29 October.

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Northside Festival accessible for all

18 August 2016 - The Multicap Northside Festival has something for everyone and it is accessible to all.

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Sponsorships announced for Disability Workers Conference

16 August 2016 - Multicap, CPL and the Centre of Excellence for Clinical Innovation and Behaviour Support are proud to announce the winners of 6 sponsorships of $1,000 each to 6 direct care workers in Queensland.

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Free community festival is a social experience for all abilities

2 August 2016 - The Multicap Northside Festival will be held at 487 Ellison Road, Aspley on Saturday 27 August. Festival goers will be amazed by the variety of stalls this year, with food stalls, face painting and a petting zoo there is truly something for everyone.

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People with disability scoring tries with Origin greats!

14 July 2016 - Multicap Pine Rivers and Deception Bay Junior Rugby League Club will host their annual Inter-Service Rugby League Day on Wednesday August 3 for people with disability. This free event will see special guests from the Brisbane Broncos and other Origin greats come along to promote the game and cheer on aspiring athletes.

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Gala Ball celebrates people of all abilities

16 June 2016 - On Friday 24th June, Avegates, a Multicap innovation will host the highly anticipated 2016 Mackay Annual Gala Ball. The ball provides a unique opportunity for people living with disability to engage with their local community at a special event.

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