Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness in Northgate

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The Lodge Youth Support Service is a residential living skills program in Northgate that provides accommodation and support to up to four young people aged 16-25 years old who are experiencing homelessness.

The Lodge team provides a nurturing environment that fosters a sense of belonging and assists young people in building the skills needed for independent living, including cooking, nutrition, budgeting, physical health, relationship-building and time management.

‘In the last financial year, seven out of nine young people moved on from The Lodge into independent accommodation and all were engaged in employment or paid traineeships,’ says Theo Samaras, Service Coordinator.

The Lodge has increased its connections with the community by holding sausage sizzles at local Bunning stores, participating in Youth Homelessness Matters Day, the Nundah Festival and holding Open Days at The Lodge.

If you would like to learn more about The Lodge and get involved in any capacity, they would love to hear from you! Please contact a Youth Worker on 3266 2155 or youthworker@thelodgeyss.org.au.

The Lodge Youth Support Service | 106 Peary Street, Northgate | Ph: 3266 2155 | facebook.com/thelodgeyss

UDS Projects

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Above: Kristen (Accounts and Marketing), Harry (The Boss) and Jason (Managing Director)

UDS Projects is a Brisbane northside-based family-owned and operated building company. Led by Jason Lloyd, UDS Projects specialise in creating beautiful spaces for their clients, with a particular focus on decks and custom carports.

Whether it is a small or large job, Jason and his team pride themselves on their quality workmanship, attention to detail and communication skills.

UDS Projects specialise in:
• Decks (Ground Floor and First Floor)
• Custom Carport and Garage Construction
• Pool Decking
• Al Fresco Area Construction
• Bathroom and Laundry Renovations
• Home Renovations and Extensions

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Jason and his team have a particular focus on the finer details of each project and are highly skilled in all forms of residential construction.

“I’ve used other builders in the past but no-one has compared to Jason’s level of attention to detail and customer service. I would recommend UDS Projects and Jason’s services to anyone who is looking for a reliable builder they can trust to complete quality work.” – Mitch. Read more glowing reviews on Google Reviews.

Call Jason today for a free quote and a chat about your upcoming project!

Ph: 0404 077 010 | www.udsprojects.com.au | facebook.com/udsprojects | instagram.com/udsprojects

Happy First Birthday to VEND Market Place

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VEND is having its first birthday celebrations on Saturday, 7th September. VEND is a one-of-a kind retail haven, featuring over 80 small businesses under the one roof. The local businesses include ladies and kids fashion, indoor plants, dog accessories, records, vintage collectables, homewares, decor, furniture, art, body products and more. VEND is home to a huge indoor greenhouse that has thousands of plants, a café, an outdoor play area – there is really something for everyone at VEND!

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You are invited to celebrate VEND’s one-year birthday and continue to support local businesses. The 70’s-theme birthday will be super groovy with live music, games, prizes, food tents, face painting and best dressed 70s outfit competition.

VEND’s 70s Themed First Birthday Celebrations
Time: 8am to 4pm
Date: Saturday, 7 September
Venue: VEND Market Place, 1768 Sandgate Road, Virginia

VEND Market Place | 1768 Sandgate Road, Virginia | Ph: 3172 3339
vendmarketplace.com.au | facebook.com/vendmarketplace | instagram.com/vendmarketplace

Perfect Potion’s Commitment to Sustainability

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Above: Perfect Potion Banyo head office

Perfect Potion has been creating natural aromatherapy products since 1991.

Creator of Perfect Potion, Salvatore Battaglia, and his team have created a comprehensive range of skin care, hair care, body treatments, aromatherapy, soaps and teas.

In January 2017, Perfect Potion moved its head office to Banyo, on Brisbane’s northside. Since moving to Banyo, Perfect Potion has been laser-focused on deepening their commitment to sustainability.

They have incorporated more locally sourced ingredients, committed to eliminating all feasible plastic from packaging and updated their head office with more sustainable features.

“We installed energy-efficient lighting and 294 solar panels to completely power our Banyo office,” says Salvatore.

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Above: Banyo head office solar panels

“We’ve reduced our landfill by 46% by introducing a large office compost system and are eliminating the use of bubble-wrap for orders.”

“In the coming year, I really see aromatherapy and wellness companies being more considerate towards the environment in terms of sustainable manufacturing and packaging – moving toward refill services, reusable packaging and the concept of zero waste,” says Salvatore.

Perfect Potion products are available locally at the Banyo head office and at Vessel Nundah.

Perfect Potion | 7 Guardhouse Road, Banyo | perfectpotion.com.au

Fitstop Nundah introduces FREE Social Saturday sessions

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Is there any better way to start the weekend then with Fitstop Nundah’s Social Saturday sessions?

Fitstop Nundah has introduced FREE Social Saturday sessions to get you, your friends, your family (and even your pooch!) together to start the weekend off on a high.

During the Social Saturday sessions, Fitstop Nundah will provide a mix of their Fit, Fast and Functional classes.

Be prepared to sweat it out, challenge each other, but most importantly, train with your friends and the local community.

The Social Saturday sessions are free for everyone, every week. Book into the 6am, 7am or 8am sessions and join the team for breakfast afterwards.

There are no excuses – join in, bring your friends, make new friends and be part of the local community.

To experience the Fitstop Nundah difference for yourself:
1. Download the Fitstop App
2. Choose Nundah
3. Create your account
4. Book in for FREE

Fitstop Nundah | 5/1220 Sandgate Road, Nundah | fsfitness.com.au | facebook.com/fitstopnundah | instagram.com/fitstop__nundah

How’s Your Oral Health Tracking?

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Nundah Village Dental is celebrating Dental Health Week in August and is encouraging locals to get their oral health back on track.

A study conducted by the Australian Dental Association revealed that 65% of Australians have not seen a dentist in the last two years.

Visiting the dentist regularly means your teeth will get the consistent care they need and ensure that minor problems can be treated early, reducing the need for major work.

To get your smile back on track, Nundah Village Dental has shared their best tips for oral health care:
• Brush twice daily
• Floss between your teeth daily
• See a dentist regularly to maintain good oral health

If you are a dental health superstar, and brush, floss and visit the dentist regularly – great! There is always more that you can do to maintain healthy teeth, including:
• Limit sugary treats to meal times
• Drink fluoridated tap water
• Chew sugar-free gum after eating

Want to take steps to get your oral health on track? Call the team at Nundah Village Dental and book in today with their experienced and friendly dental team.

Nundah Village Dental | 6/1231 Sandgate Road, Nundah | Ph: 3260 6200 | nundahdental.com.au