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SOLD… After months of searching GCLA have a new house! Gearing up for the NDIS – this new house will create an opportunity for independent living skills for people who have a disability in the Gladstone Region.

Special thanks to Gladstone Foundation with support from LNG partners for helping make this a reality. Operating Mainstay GCLA have experience and dedicated workers ready and able!

Kate Duffy – Management Committee, Tracey Alexander – CEO and Laurie Ellis – Operations Manager accepting the keys for this new venture!

Please note the office will be closed from 12.30pm Friday 23rd December 2016 and reopen on Tuesday 3rd January 2017.

On-call mobile number : 0439 728 855


Gladstone Aquatic Fitness and PORT CURTIS Day Respite Centre’s last day for 2016 will be Thursday the 22nd December.  The centre will re-open on Tuesday the 3rd January 2017

Mainstay Respite House will be closed from 21st December and re-open on Tuesday 3rd January 2017

GCLA would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Thank you to our customers, staff, members and sponsors for another fantastic BEYOND ordinary year!


VACATION CARE– Summer School Holidays

We are now taking bookings for December/January Summer Holidays Vacation Care.

Please contact Livenia on 4972 8855 for more information & to secure a spot!



From 1 January 2018, the NDIS will roll out across the Gladstone region – are you ready?

Gladstone Community Linking Agency is here to help!

Debbie King has taken on the role of GCLA’s new Customer Relation Manager working with a speciliased team to help you get ready for the NDIS.

NDIS planning workshops and individual meetings are currently being held with current GCLA customers to assist and prepare for the upcoming changes.  We want you to be ready with a specilaised plan to make the most of your NDIS opportunities.

After attending the NDIS Readiness Planning event, Karla Sheppard and Angela and Gary Laing are not feeling as nervous moving forward to the NDIS and feel it will be more manageable, especially with GCLA assisting “We would be lost without them”

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will progressively roll out across Queensland over a three year period. From 1 January 2016, early transition to the NDIS has been available in the Local Government Areas of Townsville City, Charters Towers Regional Council and Palm Island Aboriginal Shire. From 1 July 2016, the NDIS will roll out across the rest of Queensland geographically.

April 2017 July 2017 July 2017 January 2018 June 2018
Local area             Coordination Team starts. NDIS Office (in    Centrelink Building) opens. Planners will start to contact    existing Customers. New Customers can register online for assessment. Plans will be         approved and      released. All existing           Customers will     receive NDIA Funds.