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About Christine Powis

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So far Christine Powis has created 107 blog entries.

Meet our team – Annette Allen

Originally qualified as a registered nurse in the UK, Annette Allen came to Australia via New Zealand  where she specialised in aged care and infection control.  She started a family – now four children – and so took nine years at home away from her career. When it was time to get back to nursing, [...]

2019-05-09T14:34:22+10:00General - news|

SCS’ views heard at ACSA

SCS' CEO Gill Batt is now a member of the Home Care and Community Advisory Committee of Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA), the peak body representing service providers. This enables Gill to offer valuable insights for the coming year. “As a small aged care and disability services provider which has very strong connections with [...]

Making a world of difference

Azka Hameed, volunteer gardener Finding happiness in the simple things in life is a personal tenet of Prof. Lea Waters, founding director of the Centre for Positive Psychology at Melbourne University. “One of the most powerful things is to contribute to the happiness of others; it changes our sense of who we are,” [...]

2019-05-08T14:47:52+10:00General - news|

More in-home restorative care

There’s been a welcome expansion of a successful, in-home Short-Term Restorative Care program (STRC) in which a multi-disciplinary team from HammondCare works with people who are declining in function. HammondCare’s STRC teams work in north, south-west and south-east Sydney regions to help people to stay independent at home (including in an independent living unit). The [...]

Disturbing hearings

This week, public hearings by the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety are inquiring into residential aged care, the most disturbing aspect of the sector which provoked the inquiry. Previous hearings in Adelaide focused on aged care in people’s homes and explored key features of the overall system and how it operates, including [...]

2019-05-08T13:32:41+10:00General - news|

Hunters Hill Food+Wine Festival

The sun shone on early arrivals to the Hunters Hill Food and Wine Festival on Sunday morning, May 5, and they were soon wandering Boronia Park Oval and busily sampling stalls, music and more. Families flocked to the action-packed rides ‘alley’ and shopped for gifts or something to nibble on while having a drink from 15 [...]

Meet our volunteer gardener– Azka Hameed

No stranger to the benefits of volunteering,  twenty-something Azka Hameed puts her hand up as often as possible. Nevertheless, she was surprised at one of the benefits of volunteering as a gardener for Sydney Community Services teamwork on  Sydney's north shore. “I am not much of a gardener and I always want to pick [...]

2019-04-08T09:39:34+10:00General - news|

Taste the treats

No less than 26 wineries will converge on the lower north shore at Hunters Hill Food and Wine Festival on Sunday May 5 ... ... offering their signature wines for tasting at the Hunters Hill Food and Wine Festival. You could accompany your favourite tasting wine with a spot of lunch, say Mediterranean and southern [...]

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