• 02 9427 6425Mon-Fri 8.30am - 4pm
  • support@sydneycs.org

General – news

Meet our team – Hovig der Tateossian

Hovig Der Tateossian has never been a car aficionado but he’s on his way to becoming one. As the new part-time Transport Coordinator at Sydney Community Services, he’s fast becoming a mini-bus specialist, managing our fleet of 12-  and 20-seat buses, ensuring they’re ready and available to carry consumers including culturally and linguistically diverse groups, [...]

Tips to keep you moving, at every age

By itself, ageing is not a cause of major health problems until you are in your mid-90s. And, even at this advanced age, strength, power and muscle mass can still be increased, says Julie Broderick, Assistant Professor in physiotherapy, Trinity College Dublin. Ageing is inevitable and influenced by many, many things – but if you [...]

2020-01-22T12:45:09+11:00General - news|

Action on cancer

February 4 is World Cancer Day, an initiative of  Union for International Cancer Control  (UICC), which encourages everyone to take some action on the issue or  raise some awareness however big or small. Many people think a diagnosis of cancer means they should do very little except get medical treatment. While health experts worldwide now [...]

Meet our award-winning volunteer – Maria Good

Maria Good says helping people who are struggling to pay bills is the most satisfying work she’s ever done. Her long career in corporate financial regulation with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission is excellent experience for her work in retirement as a volunteer counsellor for clients of Sydney Community Services and Christian Community Aid. [...]

Meet our team – Branka Ivkovic, Community Connections Manager

Branka has more than 20 years' international experience in the field as a manager and practitioner, providing support services to refugees, children, seniors and families, on behalf of government and non-government agencies. She's a qualified nurse and social worker who studied social work in both Europe and Australia and holds qualifications in family counselling, management, [...]

Employment for more NDIS participants

NDIS Minister Stuart Robert last month released a long-awaited plan to boost employment for NDIS scheme participants into work by mid-2023 but advocates say the government is aiming too low. The goal of 30% of working age participants in employment is only 6% higher than the current rate of 24%  NDIS participants employed. “This strategy [...]

2019-12-03T17:55:46+11:00General - news|

International Day of People with Disability: December 3

Set up by the United Nations, IDPwD is celebrated internationally to boost public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions. This year’s Australian patron is Kurt Fearnley, who has achieved things most of us could only dream of. He climbed Papua New Guinea’s Kokoda Track – not a [...]

Meet our volunteer  – Eileen Lim, gardener, linguist and curatorial researcher

The volunteering bug seems to have bitten Eileen Lim since her retirement from marketing – for which she planned things she’d never tried before. She now has a packed schedule: Tuesdays and Wednesdays she volunteers as a curatorial research assistant at the Powerhouse Museum in Ultimo, working with her cousin who is the Senior Fashion [...]

Help us brighten Christmas

Christmas is coming, and we hope you have a wonderful time. But not everyone does ... it's incredibly stressful for those who can't afford it. We also hope you can help us brighten Christmas for some folk who are struggling financially. With your help, we distribute about 100 Christmas hampers every year. Listed below are [...]

2019-12-03T14:46:44+11:00General - news|

Our Funding Partners

Our Supporters