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Christmas Donation Drive

Christmas Hamper Drive 2022 Sydney Community Services is calling for Christmas hamper donations to help support those in our community who are in need this holiday season. The holiday season can often be a time of struggle and hardship for many. Some members of our community have experienced immense hardship, which has placed a strain [...]

2022-11-21T15:02:19+11:00General - news|

May 2022 CEO update

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety brought to light evidence that many of us found shocking and confronting. Unfortunately, I have to say some of us weren’t that surprised.  Standards of care have been noticeably inconsistent. The lack of appropriately experienced and qualified staff across the sector has created gaps in care [...]

2022-05-06T12:05:53+10:00General - news|

EULOGY: Loma Dorothea Denshire ~ 9.11.1925 – 19.12.2021

Loma Denshire died peacefully on 19 December, 2021 at the age of 96.  Daughters Sally and Jayne reflect on the legacy of Loma’s community involvement. Long-time resident Loma Denshire contributed to community cohesion and wellbeing for more than two generations, setting up Dingle Dell Pre-kindergarten and then advising on early childhood services. Neighbours and relations [...]

2022-05-06T12:01:25+10:00General - news|

Community Spotlight – Mike Taylor

Mike Taylor is the founder of the Lane Cove-based ‘Get That Job’ program where he assists people getting back into the workforce. Born in the UK in West Hampstead, Mike studied at the University of Essex and the London School of Economics, where he undertook a Masters in Industrial Relations. A keen skydiver, he was [...]

2022-05-06T11:57:55+10:00General - news|

New Community Coordinator at Hunters Hill Hub

Congratulations goes to Rosemary Liu who has taken the role of Community Coordinator at our Hunters Hill Hub. Rosemary is already a familiar face at the Hunters Hill Hub, having initially joined in a Carer Support role in 2010. She went on to launch the Flexible Respite service and later managed the One-on-One Aged and [...]

2021-11-30T15:16:18+11:00General - news|

November 2021 CEO update

I remember that this time last year we were all celebrating the end of a horrible year and thinking that surely 2021 would be better. How wrong we were. At least we had already endured the first act so the second act was certainly more familiar. Masks and sanitiser still dominate our lives at work, [...]

2021-11-30T15:09:42+11:00General - news|

Back on Instagram for #childhooddementia

With some spare time on our hands, we used the lockdown to revive our Instagram account and support #childhooddementia. In the last few weeks, some of our team here at Sydney Community Services took part in #faceit - the day when we shine a light on #childhooddementia. The task was simple: paint your face and show your [...]

2021-10-28T10:48:30+11:00General - news|

Three new board members join Sydney Community Services

Sydney Community Services has appointed three new board directors. Alexandra Meldrum is a professional engineer and economist with broad experience. She has 25 years’ management experience in government, industry, universities, and not-for-profit organisations, working for the likes of Nestle, Shell, Lifeline, AGSM UNSW, Department of Industry and NSW Treasury. Alexandra brings expertise in strategy, transformation, [...]

2021-10-28T10:30:14+11:00General - news|

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