ACCESSING THE COMMUNITY
Burnie Brae works with clients to ensure they are able to access the community and essential services; participate socially and economically in their community; and, most importantly, maintain independence.
Burnie Brae offers a range of programs that help our clients to get out and about in the community. Whether it be transported to a medical appointment, shopping assistance or social outings, we are here to help with a team of qualified staff and dedicated volunteers who are committed to providing high-quality care and support services.
The Burnie Brae Transport Service offers a low cost solution for eligible northside residents in Brisbane who have difficulty accessing public transport. A door to door service is provided for those who need help to get to the shops, to activities and events at our the Burnie Brae Centre or to other social events and places.
Our fully trained staff are equipped to offer a comprehensive level of support to all passengers and disability access. A wheelchair hoist is available on our buses.
To assist with the ongoing costs of maintaining this service, a fee per trip is charged.
People aged under 65, or people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent aged under 50 years of age, can utilise subsidised Burnie Brae transport if they are experiencing transport disadvantage as a result of being:
*Burnie Brae transport is not available to people who are receiving funds for transport from other services or through other schemes e.g. NDIS. An eligibility screening assessment will be done prior to travelling with Burnie Brae
Our Transport Service co-ordinates a Group Shopping Service to the following shopping centres:
Clients are picked up at home and taken to their nearest shopping centre for two hours of shopping, then returned home and helped inside with their purchases.
If required, we also offer individual support for clients with a staff member providing transport to and from the shops and assisting with purchase of goods. These outings are both practical and social with the assurance of companionship when needed.
In the event that clients are unwell or unable to shop themselves, arrangements can also be made for a staff member to purchase groceries on behalf of clients.
For further information regarding transport services, fill out the form below or call us on (07) 3624 2121.
Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health
Disclaimer: Although funding for this service has been provided by the Australian Government, the material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Australian Government.
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