Carers Gateway now online

Last year, the Federal Minister for Families and Social Services, Anne Ruston, announced a new system to support unpaid carers and it’s coming online now. The government has organised a national network of 16 Carer Gateway service providers to support carers, as outlined by last year's media release The local partners for northern Sydney [...]

Improving the dementia journey

Older Australians are healthier than ever and more people with greater longevity means more dementia in the community and more carers too. The Northern Sydney Dementia Collaborative has recently formed to help people more easily access local healthcare and dementia information, support and services. The Collaborative – comprising Alzheimer’s Australia, Community Care Northern Beaches, North [...]

 Reabling, not labelling, people with dementia

‘Reablement’ means improving ability in people with dementia for greater independence and function. Three publications, all versions of ‘Supporting Independence and Function in People Living with Dementia’, aim to help people with dementia, carers, health and service providers reable the person experiencing dementia. A technical guide, a sector handbook and consumer booklet are all results [...]

Evolving to be dementia-friendly

Making the world friendlier to people living with dementia is the goal of Dementia-friendly Communities, an Australian Government-funded program administered by Dementia Australia.  More than 400,000 Australians already live with dementia and each week brings 1700 new diagnoses – so we all need to evolve alongside people experiencing dementia. Sue Kurrle, Curran Prof of Health [...]

Meet our team – Rosemary Liu, Community Support Coordinator

After living in country New South Wales, Rosemary Liu moved back to Sydney and took a job where she hosted people with dementia in her home – effectively running a day-care program for four clients. During this time, Rosemary expanded her knowledge and experience with people living with dementia. Previously a nurse, Rosemary soon added [...]

Congratulations to Helen James

Ryde’s 2018 Woman of the Year SCS is proud to announce that Helen James received the award of Ryde’s 2018 Woman of the Year for her volunteering and advocacy for people with dementia. Helen received her award from Ryde MP Victor Dominello on International Women's Day, March 8th. Helen was caring for her husband, diagnosed [...]


Danielle’s Story: Brain Tumour Survivor

Danielle is a wonderful 40 year old who started attending our DisAbility Program in 2013. She was educated at Loretto Ladies College and completed her HSC. She then studied Science & Education at Macquarie University. Half way through the course she deferred to try something different. She started working in the city at an Accountancy [...]

2018-02-28T20:42:21+11:00Carers, Your Story|

Gabriel’s Life Story: from Belgrade to Sydney

Gabriel was born in 1931 in Belgrade in the former Yugoslavia now Serbia. His older brother George was born in 1930. His father Uchur was a Cossack officer & his mother was Slovenian. How they met after the defeat of the “white” Russian forces during the 1917 Russian revolution is a story in itself. Because [...]

2019-02-21T02:25:44+11:00Carers, Your Story|

Carers Count – National Carers’ Week 2017

With Carers’ week fast approaching in October 15 – 21, it is important to recognise the crucial role carers play in our society. In Australia alone, there are 2.7 million unpaid carers who support a relative or friend who may have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, drug and alcohol dependency or are frail aged. [...]


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