REWARDING ROLE: CATS clients Paris Cruckshank and Jared Owers say thanks to lifestyle support workers Judy Bourke and Brett Briggs ahead of tomorrow’s event.
REWARDING ROLE: CATS clients Paris Cruckshank and Jared Owers say thanks to lifestyle support workers Judy Bourke and Brett Briggs ahead of tomorrow’s event. Rob Williams

High tea treat for carers

IPSWICH'S Community Access and Transition Service will take advantage of Carer's Week by hosting a special pampering and motivational session tomorrow.

Sydney magazine columnist Debbie Spellman will be the guest speaker at the Live Your Best Life High Tea, being held at the Ipswich Girls' Grammar Phoenix Hall from 11am to 2pm.

CATS CEO Katrina Johnson said the theme aligned with the organisation's focus on improving the lives of young people with intellectual disabilities.

"We encourage our clients to be part of their community and contribute," Ms Johnson said.

Ms Spellman is a therapist who specialises in positive thinking - an important aspect of working as a carer.

One of nine lifestyle support workers employed by CATS to care for people with intellectual impairment, Judy Bourke said she was looking forward to hearing what Ms Spellman had to say.

"Just seeing the guys achieve is what makes my job rewarding," she said.

"Everyday things that we take for granted, like shopping or going for a job interview, are a big deal for these guys."

Tickets are available at stickytickets.com.au/19925



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