When the Ethnic Community Care Links (ECCLI), as it was known then, was established some 30 years ago as a pilot program, no one could have foreseen the success the Association would be today.
What started as a pilot program in the late 80’s to help older people from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds to stay in their own homes for longer, has now expanded to an Association which helps around 1,000 clients and employs more than 70 staff across its Townsville, Ingham and Ayr offices.
While our name has changed from ECCLI to Everglow Community Care, our commitment is stronger than ever to providing personalised care that is dignified, respectful and focuses on giving elderly people autonomy over their own life to help them stay in their own homes as long as possible.
The fact that today we are celebrating a 30-year commitment to the region, helping to advance health, social and public welfare for thousands of locals over the past three decades is testament to the overwhelming support and trust we have received from the North Queensland community.
Everglow Community Care works with the State and Federal Government to provide Commonwealth Home Support Programs, Home Care Packages and the Queensland Community Care Program.
Our goal has always been simple- to bring out the best in our clients so that they remain at home withtheir community. We do this by providing services which assist in strengthening physical, mental and emotional wellbeing and foster enhanced social connections.
Everglow Community Care is one of North Queensland’s only truly independent not-for-profit organisations in the sector.
The independence of the Association allows us to be autonomous in our local service provision. We pride ourselves on being the champions of the aged care sector across the Townsville, Hinchinbrook and Burdekin regions.
As part of our commitment to our clients and the North Queensland region more broadly, we are one of the few within the sector which doesn’t charge entry, administration and exit fees which means that all funding goes towards the care of our clients.
North Queenslanders have put their trust in us for the past 30 years and that is not something we take for granted or take lightly.
The quality of life of each of our clients matters and there is no greater reward than being able to help the elderly to become empowered and able to live their life in the way they choose.