Ted Tramayne Award Winner 2015 (B)

Young Parents Program has been located in Stafford Road Kedron since 1990. In July 2014 YPP chose to become part of Encircle Ltd and service a wider community. The organisation was first established in 1986 as a response to teenagers turning up at Royal Women’s Hospital in labour and not having had any clinical care or attended child birth education. These young mothers were often unprepared for the birth of a baby and then returned to the community with a baby but little or no support. YPP works in partnership with many other organisations including Stafford Meals on Wheels. Working on a small budget YPPs team can be supporting up to 320 pregnant and parenting mothers children and partners at any one time. YPP (Encircle Ltd) provide a professional, flexible and youth friendly approach to the delivery of domestic violence education and services for young women from a variety of social and cultural backgrounds. One of the key programs in this area is the Healthy Relationships Program which has been in operation for the last 3 years. YPP relies totally on government grants and funding and a growing group of...

Ted Tramayne Award Winner 2015 (A)

The Nundah Community Enterprise Co-operative (NCEC) was formed in 1998 to create sustainable employment and training opportunities for people with mental illness, learning disability or an intellectual disability. NCEC is a not-for-profit community charity that trains and employs over 20 people for meaningful work opportunities through its two businesses; Espresso Train Café & Catering and NCEC Parks & Maintenance. The people supported and trained by NCEC have struggled to find a place in the current economic structure. They are keen to work but may learn at a different pace to other employees. Espresso Café is located directly opposite the Nundah Railway Station and has successfully operated as a café and catering service since 1999. NCEC currently maintain 26 public parks on the north side of Brisbane and Nundah Village. The relationship with the BCC began in 2001. NCEC also has a contract with Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads to maintain and mow some open spaces on the north side of Brisbane. The Parks crew are a committed and multi-skilled group who enjoy a regular income, job security and ongoing...

Ted Tramayne Award Winner 2014

Queensland Stoma Association Inc. is a non-government, self-help organisation supporting the wellbeing of all people in the community who has a “stoma” as a result of radical bowel or bladder surgery. A stoma is an artificially created opening to the body for the evacuation of waste. Persons having undergone ostomy surgery may experience life with a stoma on either a temporary or permanent basis. Stoma surgery and the following adjustment period is generally a traumatic period for patients and their family. The primary objective of the Queensland Stoma Association is to assist people living with a stoma to maintain as normal a quality of life as possible. The Association extends ongoing emotional and social support and information to over 2,000 members. The Association has been operating since 1961 with a combination of part-time paid staff and volunteers. The bulk of the distribution and support is undertaken by a team of 25...

Ted Tramayne Award Winner 2013

Wesley Mission Brisbane has a strong presence in the electorate of Lilley which began in 1936. Wesley Mission Chermside offers a diverse range of vital community services and programs, including food and shelter for the homeless, crisis relief for families, support for young parents and youth at risk, employment for people living with a disability and care for the elderly, residential aged care, residential child care, care for disabled persons and family day care. Wesley Mission’s primary focus is to meet the needs of people in the community who may be marginalised, disadvantaged or in need of...