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Meet our team – Karl Xie

Karl was placed as an intern with Sydney Community Services when he studied his Community Services Certificate III – at that time he was helping organise a men’s social group for SCS. Karl Xie manages our linen service “I like older people – my parents and my wife’s parents are more than 80 [...]

Meet our clients –  Sandra and Darren Munro 

Inseparable couple, Sandra and Darren Munro, are busy with a wide range of activities, run by SCS and covered by the NDIS ( see details here ) .  They both come every Thursday for several community social support activities in the common room in their social housing complex at Pittwater Rd, Gladesville. Thursday activities include art [...]

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Promised: disability sector inquiry

Sen. Jordon Steele-John, centre, flanked by other disability advocates in press conference. The Federal Government last month was poised to announce details of a disability sector inquiry, which PM Scott Morrison has said should be of  “a similar size and standing” to the $370-million, five-year child sexual abuse inquiry. Despite passing a motion for [...]

Crowd-pleasing Seniors’ Month

Sydney Community Services’ series of  10 Seniors’ Month events attracted more than 300 locals across Lane Cove and Hunters Hill and just about everybody left events with smiles on their faces.  People loved taking part in the most interactive events, especially Soul Drummer’s rhythmic workshop, our ‘Ballroom Buffet’ and the silent disco for people with [...]

Meet our team – Yating Wu, Community Nurse

One of our community nursing team, Yating Wu, has been with SCS for a year as part of a placement following her Bachelor of Nursing degree from University of Technology, Sydney. When she came from Beijing in 2011, Yating was impressed by the clean environment and great air quality. Her English was still improving and she wasn’t [...]

Commission intensifies aged-care audits

The Federal Government's new Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission is set to triple random audits of aged-care homes this year. The Commission opened its doors in January, aiming to be a one-stop agency, website and sole contact point for all aged-care concerns and queries regarding aged-care safety, standards, quality and consumer rights. Meanwhile, My Aged Care [...]

Your chance to win makes a difference to someone’s else’s life

We’re excited to announce not only more prizes but also online ticket sales for our 2019 raffle via this website or here .  Tickets in the raffle, called ‘Make a Difference to Someone’s Life’, fulfil its promise because proceeds go to SCS services to help seniors and people with disabilities live independently in our community, and [...]

There is such a thing as a free lunch

You might have recently seen TV coverage of Christmas lunches laid on by Rev. Bill Crews and his Exodus Foundation team which just celebrated its 33rd Christmas with people who are homeless. Last Christmas Day, Exodus fed thousands who found a friendly welcome and great catering under the Foundation’s big marquee in Ashfield. Yet you [...]

State of the (older) nation

The inaugural State of the (Older) Nation  report, from Council of the Ageing (COTA) based on interviews with more than 2,500 Australians aged 50 or more, is vital picture of  a group that’s already almost a third of our population.  COTA aims to produce the report annually to monitor trends, and impacts of changes for older [...]

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