At Carinity we believe in creating communities where you feel valued, included and secure, where your voice is heard and you are respected. “Carinity” is derived from the words “care” and “affinity”. It represents our purpose to create a space where you feel a sense of belonging.
As a not-for-profit organisation we provide communities of care, compassion and acceptance. We walk alongside people in need. Our purpose is to enrich lives irrespective of personal circumstances.
Since 1949 Carinity, formerly Queensland Baptist Care, has been making a real difference to people through comprehensive and integrated community services. We offer affordable and integrated retirement communities, care to the aged and frail, shelters for homeless youth, help for families and young people experiencing challenging times, support for people with disabilities, chaplaincy and alternative education for teenagers who struggle in traditional schools.
We’re here for you.
Driven by our Christian values we focus on delivering high-quality care and services. We strive to make a real difference to people in need.
We are committed to creating communities where people are loved, accepted and supported to reach their full potential.
We believe we are the first aged-care provider in Queensland, if not Australia, to commit all of its residential communities to renewable energy. This forms part of our comprehensive sustainability strategy to care for local environments and people.
What we do
Our friendly residential aged care communities are a home away from home for older people who are not able to live independently. As a resident you benefit from 24-hour staff support, regular social events, outings, and easy access to allied health professionals.
Carinity has 11 aged care communities throughout Queensland.
With modern facilities, we build retirement communities which encourage social interaction while supporting people to live their own lives independently.
Combining independence and security, together with maintenance-free, friendly community living, you join a neighbourhood of friends. There is the peace of mind knowing our Home Care service is available to assist with domestic assistance services which range from cleaning to yard maintenance, personal care and social engagement. We care and want to support you.
Our youth accommodation centres are a lifeline for young people who may have experienced abuse and neglect, are disengaged from the community or at risk of homelessness.
The young people in our care feel valued. We show our youth there is hope for them to reach their full potential through counselling and practical support to find work or continue their education and training.
Our special assistance schools offer more than an alternative style of education to youth who are at-risk. We walk with young people in need of support and encourage them to achieve their dreams. Carinity offers practical learning and life-skills training, helping to bring purpose and direction to young lives and hope for a better future.
Our counselling services provide support and practical strategies to assist people to heal and move forward with their lives. We offer services in times of personal loss, family crisis, mental illness, abuse and neglect. Our chaplains are there to listen without judgement and provide spiritual guidance. We help more than 12,000 people throughout Queensland hospitals, aged care communities and prisons every year. We empower people with disability to engage with their communities.