Media release
Media release

QCoal Foundation backs Bowen Flexi Care to get on the tools

Local service provider, Bowen Flexi Care, will be launching a practical new group program for clients thanks to the QCoal Foundation’s recent round of Community Spirit Grants.

Bowen Flexi Care General Manager Faileen James said the $2000 grant would help purchase tools and materials for clients in order to launch ‘Flexi Tool Time.’

“As part of our person-centred planning, we became aware that several clients enjoy making and building items but were unable to because of a lack of suitable community facilities,” Ms James said.

“Thanks to the QCoal Foundation, we can now provide equipment that will enable our clients to learn new skills and enjoy further opportunities to socialise with like-minded people.

Ms James said interactions between Flexi Care’s project groups were so important.

“In this case, the aim is for the Flexi Tool Time group to make items to contribute to a social enterprise, starting off with building raised garden beds for the newly created Garden to Plate group who will then grow vegetables for the cooking group to use.”

Bowen Flexi Care Business Improvement and Compliance Manager Elise Woodhouse confirms that Flexi Tool Time will be commencing in early July 2021 and will operate out of the existing Williams Street centre.

“We are committed to meeting the needs and goals of our clients and providing the best possible services to people with disabilities throughout the Whitsunday region,” Ms Woodhouse said.

“We appreciate and thank the QCoal Foundation for its ongoing support and recognition of the vital services we provide to our community.”

QCoal Foundation Program Coordinator Margarita Escartin said the Foundation was keen to support valued social inclusion for all people.

“Barriers to accessibility can prevent people with disabilities from doing the things that many of us take for granted, such as participating in community groups and activities,” Ms Escartin said.

“The team at Bowen Flexi Care is a valued partner of the QCoal Foundation, supporting a range of people in our communities.”

QCoal Foundation’s Community Grant Program encourages community-led initiatives to improve liveability, health and education in communities throughout regional and remote Queensland. Further information is available at:

Contact: Faileen James; 07 4786 4755