(From left) Allan Jurgens, Sarina Amendolia, Bowen Flexi Care president and treasurer Julian Gaffney and Tracie Dignan try out iPads after scoring funding for new technology through QCoal Foundation's recent round of Community Spirit Grants. Photo: Contributed
(From left) Allan Jurgens, Sarina Amendolia, Bowen Flexi Care president and treasurer Julian Gaffney and Tracie Dignan try out iPads after scoring funding for new technology through QCoal Foundation's recent round of Community Spirit Grants. Photo: Contributed

Bowen disability service scores welcome funding boost

A DISABILITY service provider in Bowen will now have extra cash to put towards teaching its clients how to interact in the online world.

Bowen Flexi Care has been given a $2000 funding boost through QCoal Foundation's recent round of Community Spirit Grants.

Bowen Flexi Care general manager Faileen James said the grant would help the important service purchase new iPads for clients to use as part of their Simple IT learning group.

 

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"We've been developing our Simple IT learning group to broaden our clients' IT skills and enhance their ability to stay connected with the wider community," Ms James said.

"Now more than ever before people are using technology to stay in touch with loved ones and access healthcare services.

"It is important our clients also have the opportunity to embrace the world of technology.

"Every cent goes a long way and we are truly grateful to the QCoal Foundation for their ongoing support and recognition of the services we provide in our local community."

Sarina Amendolia, Bowen Flexi Care president and treasurer Julian Gaffney and Tracie Dignan try out iPads after scoring funding for new technology through QCoal Foundation's recent round of Community Spirit Grants. Photo: Contributed
Sarina Amendolia, Bowen Flexi Care president and treasurer Julian Gaffney and Tracie Dignan try out iPads after scoring funding for new technology through QCoal Foundation's recent round of Community Spirit Grants. Photo: Contributed

QCoal Foundation chief executive officer Sylvia Bhatia said social connections were played an important role in mental wellbeing.

"Bowen Flexi Care understands the importance of social connections for their clients," she said.

"The Simple IT learning group deserves all the support it can get to help people improve their IT skills so they can stay in touch with relatives, friends and healthcare professionals."

QCoal Foundation's Community Grant Program encourages community-led initiatives to improve liveability, health and education in communities throughout regional and remote Queensland.

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