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So far Nicola Riches has created 30 blog entries.

What is the Community Advisory Service?

The Community Advisory Service, run by Nuala Williams, is your first port of call for information about what we do, and how we can help you.     When it comes to aged care, it’s often hard to know who to call and when to call them. At Sydney Community Services we remove the guesswork for you, [...]

2021-03-15T13:34:55+11:00General - news|

Community Profile: Martin Lane

Martin is a member of SCS’ Home Maintenance and Modifications team Carpenter Martin Lane says many people are surprised by how quickly home modifications can be done and what a difference they can make to their lives. “I enjoy making people’s lives easier,” he says. “A lot of people are very appreciative of not just [...]

2021-03-05T12:08:14+11:00General - news|

COVID vaccinations – your questions answered

Dr Carl Wong is a Sydney GP based in Lane Cove. He also sits on the board of Sydney Community Services. Here, Dr Wong answers any questions you might have about the COVID vaccinations. Is the vaccination safe especially as it has been manufactured so quickly? Given the unprecedented worldwide interest and need for this [...]

2021-03-05T14:24:32+11:00General - news|

Tribute to long-time volunteer Betty Rose Benjamin

A dedicated and well-known volunteer with Sydney Community Services (formerly Gladesville Community Aid and then subsequently Hunters Hill Ryde Community Services) 93-year-old Betty Rose Benjamin passed away quietly in April 2020. Betty made an enormous impact on Sydney Community Services, especially through her work at the Hunters Hill Hub. During her 25 years of service, [...]

2020-12-11T15:39:27+11:00General - news|

A snapshot of our 2019/2020 successes

The 2019/2020 financial year was a "game of two halves," so they say. The first six months, SCS tracked well, servicing those in need with regularity and efficiency. The second half of the year was, like every corner of the planet, knocked off course by the pandemic. However, SCS remained strong and agile. The number [...]

2020-12-03T07:24:57+11:00General - news|

November’s letter from CEO Gill Batt

In 1960, Claudia Leach was standing for Lane Cove Council and trekked door-to-door to canvas votes.  It struck her that there were many older people living on their own in Lane Cove.  On closer inspection she soon realised that many of the older residents needed more support than they were getting and in fact, there [...]

2020-11-11T10:42:39+11:00General - news|

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