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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|

The Government must step up

The Federal Government and Department of Health leadership is ‘missing in action’ according to Counsel assisting the Royal Commission into Aged Care, Peter Rozen, and expert witnesses.  Rozen said the sector was at risk of failing altogether if action was not urgently taken and was already was failing to deliver quality of life and quality [...]

Meet our team – Nellie Kocharian

  A meet-and-greet professional, Nellie Kocharian keeps SCS Lane Cove reception happy and bright, with magnificent home-grown roses and upbeat tunes whistled with talent. Everybody is warmly welcomed by Nellie who confesses to being a ‘people person’. “I love all the contact with people – it’s so rewarding. I have good communication with clients and [...]

Farewell, and thanks, to Olga

It was with gratitude and sadness last month that SCS and many clients farewelled Olga Zakrzewska, our Disability Services Manager, who created and ran programs for clients with a disability for 11 years. She was dedicated to her clients who numbered about 60 across programs such as the Social Club, Theatre Ensemble, Wednesday group as [...]

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