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September 2021 update from our Acting CEO Branka Ivkovic

Living under lockdown is hard for us all, and yet it is extraordinarily heartening to see how our community is findings ways to remain connected and even create new connections. In my 5km radius an ever-growing movement is underway, Spoonville, Forkville and Rockville have been established while happiness trees have also seemly grown overnight throughout [...]

2021-09-07T14:44:24+10:00General - news|

Community profile: Mary Hinde

SCS is working together with Lane Cove and Hunters Hill councils to shine a spotlight on those people in our community who dedicate their time to volunteering and supporting others. This month, we shine a light on Mary Hinde... In 45 years as a member of the Anglican Parish of Hunters Hill, Mary Hinde has [...]

2021-08-09T12:13:48+10:00General - news|

Lockdown service update

We are continuing to operate our services during lockdown, albeit with changes and different measures in place. Below is a brief outline of each SCS service and the changes that have been made to accommodate our consumers in a safe way. This information is subject to change based on the advice received from state/federal government/departments. [...]

2021-08-09T12:08:14+10:00General - news|

Sydney Community Services chair John Devine honoured

John Devine, chairman of Sydney Community Services, has been awarded Lane Cove Citizen of the Year. On Wednesday 19 May, Council held its annual Citizenship Awards Presentation to acknowledge the exceptional contributions and achievements of our local community. The Council also presented its Neighbour Day Awards to residents making a difference in the local area. [...]

2021-05-24T12:50:01+10:00General - news|

The community visitor scheme calls on potential companions and care home residents to sign up and beat social isolation together

SCS matches committed volunteer visitors to seniors living in local residential aged care homes to help beat social isolation. Find out how people you know might benefit from visits, or how you can become a visitor yourself. Social isolation and loneliness is another unfortunate pandemic that Sydney Community Services is trying to beat. Being part [...]

2021-05-13T10:30:11+10:00General - news|

Community Profile: Tor Caush

When invited in 2010 to assist a friend Home Delivered Meals, Tor Caush didn’t know she’d still be volunteering for Sydney Community Services a decade later. “At first it was a great way to spend time with people while doing something positive,” she says. Tor donates two mornings each week to assist with Home Delivered [...]

2021-05-13T10:28:35+10:00General - news|

Celebrating our seniors

Last month was Seniors Month.  A time to celebrate our elders with thanks and appreciation of their years in helping to grow the next generations with knowledge and experience.  Our first big event for over 12 months was a comedy festival at Hunters Hill Town Hall which we put on in partnership with Hunters Hill [...]

2021-05-13T09:33:50+10:00General - news|

What are the SCS CALD groups, and how can I join?

Members of our local community who have a Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Iranian and Afghan cultural background can join our community connection groups. Sydney Community Services provides social and support groups for people of all cultural backgrounds, operating out of our Hunters Hill Hub. This service provides social inclusion and community connection-based supports for seniors from [...]

2021-05-13T10:26:38+10:00General - news|

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