Our History

 
2013

Jul

  • In-home care (Logan River Valley)

    The Government allocated packages to provide in-home care for people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities living in Logan and surrounds, including Beaudesert and Beenleigh.

May

  • Queensland Baptist Care relaunched as Carinity

    The organisation formerly known as Queensland Baptist Care launched its new brand identity - Carinity. The name Carinity comes from the words 'care' and 'affinity' and represents what we strive to offer those who seek our services; that is, care and a sense of belonging.  

Apr

  • John Cani (aged care)

    Management of John Cani aged care centre at Mount Morgan was taken over by Carinity in April.

  • Kepnock (aged care & retirement lifestyle)

    Management of Kepnock Grove at Bundaberg, an integrated retirement lifestyle and aged care centre, was taken over by Carinity in April. The site began its operations in 1992.

2012

Apr

  • Harald's House (youth accommodation)

    Harald's House officially opened in April 2012 with the support of the Cairns' community. The house serves as an accommodation service for young people to help break the cycle of homelessness in far north Queensland.

2011

Nov

  • In-home care (Gold Coast & Brisbane)

    Management of 36 licenses for community aged care packages (in-home care) was taken over by Carinity. The licenses are for the districts of the Gold Coast, Brisbane South and Brisbane North.

2007

Feb

  • Our House (community & disability)

    Carinity took over the management of a disability respite centre called Our House at Toogoolawah in the Brisbane Valley. An extra wing was built several years later to provide more opportunities for community groups and activities.

Jan

  • Fassifern (community & disability)

    A new $1.6 million community building was developed at Fassifern in Boonah. The former building was converted into a disability respite centre in July 2007.

2004

Oct

  • Karinya (aged care)

    Management of Karinya at Laidley was taken over by Carinity in October 2004. The aged care centre began operating in 1969.

May

  • On Track (youth accommodation)

    A family counselling centre started in Yeppoon and later became a youth residential centre in December 2008 with assistance from the Government.

2003

Jan

  • Narangba (counselling)

    Carinity took over a counselling service previously operated by a local church and moved it to Narangba. Counselling began under our management in January 2003.

2002

Jun

  • Elim (retirement lifestyle)

    Elim Village at Ipswich came into the operations of Carinity in 2002 at the same time as Colthup Home. The retirement village was constructed a few blocks away from Colthup Home in 1996 to complement the aged care centre.

  • Colthup (aged care)

    On June 30, 2002, Carinity took over the operation of Colthup Home. The former Ipswich mansion, which was built in 1918 for the Colthup family, was converted into accommodation for women in 1958 and later became an aged care centre in 1988.

1998

Mar

  • Glendyne (education)

    Glendyne opened as an education and training centre for disadvantaged male teenagers in Hervey Bay. The land, which included a pineapple farm, was purchased the year before. Glendyne was registered as a school in 2002 and the first female students began studying at the school in 2004.

1997

Aug

  • Fassifern (community)

    Management of the community centre at Boonah was taken over by Carinity. In 2003, it was renamed Fassifern Community Centre.

Jan

  • Southside (education)

    Bindari Education Centre started as a school with only seven girls and was renamed Southside Education Centre three years later. In 2002, the school relocated after purchasing property at Sunnybank. Carinity purchased the property adjacent to the school in 2012 for future expansion.

1996

Jan

  • Wishart (aged care & retirement lifestyle)

    An integrated retirement lifestyle and aged care centre was developed at Wishart in Brisbane.

1995

Jul

  • Brownesholme (retirement lifestyle)

    Brownesholme Village was purpose built for retirement lifestyle at Highfields near Toowoomba and the first resident moved in on July 3, 1995.

1994

Jun

  • In-home care (Ipswich)

    Successfully received licenses to provide in-home care (community aged care packages) in the Ipswich region.

1993

Oct

  • Wahroonga (counselling)

    Wahroonga became a family counselling centre in Rockhampton and officially opened on 27th October, 1993. In February of 2003, a youth suicide prevention program began. The counselling centre moved at the end of 2004 after purchasing property at Fitzroy Street.

1992

May

  • Illoura (counselling)

    Illoura opened as a family counselling centre at Beaudesert in May, 1992.

1988

Aug

  • Talera (counselling)

    Talera became a family counselling centre at Greenslopes in Brisbane.

1985

Nov

  • Shalom (aged care & retirement lifestyle)

    Shalom Village at Rockhampton was developed for retirement lifestyle and officially opened in November. An aged care centre was added to the site in 2003.

1981

Jan

  • Orana (youth accommodation)

    Hassel House started in a rental house at Lawnton as a youth program of a local church. A year later, Carinity purchased a house in Bald Hills, Brisbane for the youth accommodation service and took over management. It was later renamed to Orana Youth Shelter.

1976

Feb

  • Hilltop (aged care & retirement lifestyle)

    Sunsetholme at Kelvin Grove, Brisbane was taken over by Carinity in February, 1976. It began its operations as an aged care centre in 1923 under the auspice of Qld Council of Churches and a small amount of retirement lifestyle units were constructed in 1983 to complement the aged care centre.

1972

May

  • Brookfield (aged care & retirement lifestyle)

    On May 13, 1972 Resthaven was opened as an aged care centre in Brookfield, Brisbane. Later stages of the development included retirement lifestyle units and the name was changed to Brookfield Village in 1998.

1949

Aug

  • Clifford (aged care)

    The very first service for Carinity began on August 15, 1949 at Clifford House in Alderley. The aged centre later relocated twice; it moved to Ascot in 1957 and then to Wooloowin in 1991.