Disability Services

North Ryde RSL grants new experiences

New destinations have opened up for two Sydney Community Services groups of adults with a disAbility, thanks to North Ryde RSL which made a $5,000 grant to be used for special events and experiences including theatre, marine and wildlife attractions. About a dozen adults with mild-to-moderate disAbility get together on Mondays and Fridays to enjoy [...]

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 [...]

A Review of Sydney Community Services Approach to Australian Disability Service Standards

Australia’s National Standards for Disability Services Australia’s National Standards for Disability Services drive, promote and promulgate the rights of persons with disabilities, whilst upholding a nationally consistent approach to service quality improvement. Importantly, Australia’s Disability Standards are not static but rather are continuously revised to reflect current societal standards, service models and philosophies and as [...]

Alan’s Story

Alan Small is in his early 60’s. He is a very independent person with a keen sense of humour and he can be a bit cheeky at times. Alan is visually impaired.  Alan has four siblings, two brothers who live either side of him, a sister whom he visited recently in Perth (all by himself [...]

Generous Anonymous Donation Surprises “Different Degrees”

Any celebration or official opening is a magical time with distinguished guests, excitement, anticipation in the air, speeches and infectious enthusiasm. But when the Different Degrees Theatre Ensemble were getting ready to perform at the official opening of Sydney Community Services in their new premises, there was an amazing surprise waiting for them that wasn't just the applause, [...]

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