You might be here to learn about where we are based (Brisbane), how big or small we are, (just right), or how long we have been in operation (it’s not polite to ask our age, but if you must know, we came to life in 2011).
Maybe you’d like to know about who got us all started on this journey (our Director, Alexandra Shaw) or why we are on the journey at all (to empower our community and to promote choice, control and quality of life). Or, maybe, you chose to visit this page because you want to know: what makes For Care so special? Well, we’d love to tell you…
At For Care, we don't just come to work, do our job, and head home. We walk in smiling, rock our responsibilities, have a chat and a laugh with our team and those we meet and when we're finished, we leave genuinely inspired to do it again the next day.
Our lives are as much a balance of unique, exciting and mundane as everyone else in this world – except that we get to work for an innovative company that is not only growing with the age of technology, but is one that stays true to its purpose and mission, which is pretty cool if you ask us.
We owe a massive cheers, thank you, grazie, merci, tualumba, dhanyawaad, xièxiè, miigwetch, dankie, m̀h’gōi – and many more – to our community and we hope that you’d like to come on board and make us part of your story as much as we’d like you to be part of ours.
If you’re not finished reading and you’d still like to know more, we’d love you to 'meet' our team…
Not only has Alex founded four community support and respite focussed initiatives (For Life, Tea-Cup Cottage, For Care & Play List Group) - she's also co-founded two incredible young people and is a Carer of those in need of high care medical support (for more than 10 years). It is Alex's talent for seeing someone's inner-potential and believing in them that has seen her grow her teams to what they are today.
Wine Aficionado | Lover of her job | Musical theatre enthusiast | Expert maker of Spaghetti Bolognese
Rekha approaches any new task with enthusiasm and determination. It is Rekha's background of clinical studies and her Masters of Health Service Management, together with her experience as a Support Worker for high care needs, that speaks to Rekha's dedication to delivering the highest quality of work and life.
First Generation Traveller | Toast Masters Member | Beginner Swimmer | Dreams of NZ
Nissi is tasked with not only understanding our unique operation but also ensuring we all have the friendliest workplace possible. Nissi believes everyone must find the work-life balance that is best for them to ensure they can be happy, healthy and achieve their goals. Which is why Nissi doesn't shy away from rewarding herself with a good shopping trip after a hard day at work.
Perfect People Person | Fave Movie: GHOST | Holiday Spot? NZ!
Hari isn't just the architect of For Care, he's also our Go-To-Guru for all things related to technology. And he's PERFECT for the job because he not only has a degree in Computer Science, but also has over 14 years of experience in the software industry under his belt! That's not what makes him so great in our eyes though - you see Hari is 'Hari' because he is always willing to help, loves taking on a challenge, and is always up for talking with our team to find a solution.
Goes ga-ga over gadgets | 10/10 loves Cricket | Automobile enthusiast | 24/7 Best Dad
Once upon a time a little girl was told she could be anything she wanted to be - and she wanted to be a singer! And when that didn't work out... a novelist! And then a forensic psychologist... a lawyer... or... Prime Minister? Well, some of these have been crossed off the list and others may be 'under development' but what you need to know is that Adrienne loves research, writing and creating the perfect user experience, just as much as she loves sci-fi and political dramas (though, preferably not together).
Oxford Comma Revolutionary | Fluent in Pig Latin & Legalese | 2:2 ration of dogs to cats at home
With varied experience in rewarding roles such as Quality Management, Human Resources, Workplace Health & Safety and as a Disability Support Worker, Jenny has the skills and natural ability to build and nurture positive relationships.
Keen Camper & Canoer | Motorbike Rider | 1 of 4: children living at home | Happy Hiker
With a Bachelor of Graphic Design and an eclectic work history, Teigan loves learning new things. She is our jack-of-all-trades, splitting her time making things jazzy and brainstorming with the team to deliver optimal outcomes to our clients. When she’s not designing bits and bobs for our different projects, she is busy trialling new hobbies, whipping up cheese platters and going on adventures.
Travel Enthusiast | Beginner Banjo Player | Book Lover
Our Sam, in addition to already having 4+ years' experience in the community support industry, also carries Certificate IV's in Disability, Training & Assessing and Frontline Management. More than that, Sam's also responsible for managing, leading and coordinating our partner, the Tea-cup Cottage's teams and activities for their Young Adults with disability program, called Blue Tongue. So, Sam looks great in print - right? Well! We're lucky, because we like her in person too. Sam genuinely loves setting goals and reaching them, whether in her own life or supporting her participants to do the same; once she has her eye on the prize, she is committed to getting results.
Gilmore Girls Fanatic | CrossFit Lover | Yoga & Meditation
Our vision is to create a world of choice, control and independence that empowers and increases fulfilment for all.
To promote independence and use innovation to inspire happier communities, connect people with opportunities, and make a positive difference in the lives of our users, our employees and our partners.