About Fun Farm
Fun Farm Ltd was created to meet a gap in social connection activities and services for teenagers and young adults with disabilities, their carers and families in the Redland Coast area of Brisbane. Once children reach their teenage years and the high-school/post-schooling phase, their options for socialising, making friends and doing things their mainstream peers take for granted becomes much more limited.
This is also the case for the families, whose networks fade as the social activities of the schooling phase fade. Fun Farm aims to fill the hole in social inclusion activities for this age group and demographic; and to provide a program of events and activities that are not only ‘fun’,but which also help build skills and connect and educate families and carers.
Meet Our Team
Karen Howe – Director/Chairperson
HR Specialist, Career & Transformational Coach, Inspirational Author/Writer and disability advocate.
Hi, I’m Karen. I’m a local Redlands Coast gal, and a parent with a son with special needs requiring 24/7 care.
We have some amazing Directors onboard you will see here with much knowledge to impart to make this a dream come true.
Our vision is to create a space for the disability community to fulfil their hopes and dreams. We’ll deliver activities and experiences to build individual capacity, and create connections for people with disability, their families and carers – fun guaranteed.
Karen Vercoe – Director/Communications
Managing Director, The HR People
I have been fortunate to have a couple of special people in my life. Sons of friends, who have taught me that life isn’t always fair.
One of them once said to me, whilst we were at the beach and his wheel chair wouldn’t go any further, “I’d just like to do what everyone else does.”.
He doesn’t want to be a millionaire. He doesn’t want to take over the world. He just wants to do what everyone else does.
Karen Howe suggested Fun Farm and I thought, you know what? It meets the brief of what the boys need. Just a little fun in their life, every now and then. Not too much to ask is it? I thought not.
Savannah Falzon – Director/Communications
Retirement Living Specialist, Retirement Care Solutions
I’m Savannah, mum of 3, sister, partner, friend and business owner of Retirement Care Solutions. My business was founded 5 years ago to assist retirees, seniors and families find the right solutions when transitioning into retirement living and aged care.
I’m passionate about retirees enjoying their retirement years and our elderly living their last years in an enjoyable and safe environment.
My experience as a business owner, in customer service a service provider and as a great networker are some of the skills I’m able to impart and share with the Fun Farm team.
My WHY? Simply I want to make a difference for young people with disabilities and their families. I’m excited to be working alongside such talented and passionate community leaders and to embark on a journey to create a fun community that meets the needs and wants of young people.
………………………………… coming soon.