Every week, car cleaners from Endeavour and Fraser Coast Disability Services (FCDS) come to HBNC to clean the cars the centre uses to pick up clients and work in the community. This partnership between HBNC and these two organisations, with shared values of helping people in the community, started in 2022, and has been a success.

FCDS is committed to helping people live independently by providing quality personal care and community participation services that are flexible and respectful. Endeavour is passionate about providing meaningful employment pathways for people with disability. They believe that a job is more than just a place to work and earn money; it's also a place where people can make friends, learn skills, gain independence, and achieve their goals.

Dylan has been coming with his support worker from Endeavour to clean the cars every week for a year. He says he enjoys giving back to the community and that working as a car cleaner is a great way to earn a bit of income.

"It's a great feeling to know that we're helping people in the community," he said.

Caine, who comes with his support worker from FCDS every fortnight, has been cleaning cars for HBNC for six months. Cars have always been of interest to him, and he used to work as a car detailer. His favourite hobby is going four-wheel driving, and he also works in another job driving a van.

"I love working with cars, and I enjoy coming here every fortnight to clean the pool cars," he said.

The cars that HBNC uses are important for the TransComCare program, which provides subsidised community transport to older adults and people with disabilities and their carers to run important errands. This includes taking clients to doctors, dentists, hospital appointments, shopping, and social activities around the local district. Having clean and well-maintained cars is crucial for the safety and comfort of the clients.

The partnership between HBNC, Endeavour, and FCDS is a great example of how organisations with shared values can work together to make a difference in the community. By providing meaningful employment opportunities for people with disability and helping people in the community, they are making a positive impact on people's lives. It's a win-win situation for everyone involved, and we hope to see more partnerships like this in the future.