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Meet our volunteer visitor – Beth Spence

Like most of us, she’s not visiting anyone at the moment, but Beth Spence usually visits a lady in New Horizons nursing home at Ryde each week. She’s a volunteer for our Community Visitors Scheme, which matches volunteer visitors with people who otherwise risk being socially isolated. Back in 1937, during one of Australia’s worst [...]

Watch out for corona cons

Australians need to be extra careful of scammers who are adapting their cons to the topic of the moment – corona virus. “Unfortunately, scammers are using the uncertainty around coronavirus to take advantage of people,”  says  Delia Rickard, Deputy Chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. The ACCC ’s Scamwatch received nearly 100 reports [...]

2020-04-03T14:50:50+11:00General - news|

Joy of giving

What a generous community! In March we called out for donations to help us get essentials to isolated people who have no family, neighbours or other close contacts to support them and the giving nature of our community shone brightly! Within an hour, SCS’ Lane Cove Office had received four donations of food and toilet rolls [...]

2020-04-03T14:10:15+11:00General - news|

We’re focused on the essentials

With a little help from our friends, aka fantastic volunteers, donors and staff – plus new safety protocols – we’ve been able to keep running our essential services of in-home nursing, meals and general support for vulnerable people, seniors and people with disabilities. This week we’re even offering virtual activities for a couple of groups [...]

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 https://ministers.dss.gov.au/media-releases/5096 The local partners for northern Sydney [...]

Meet our Team – Tina Liu

Already in Australia for two years as an international university student, it was not until Tina Liu became a home care worker that she learned about Australia, its culture and people. As a student and young mum, she was either at uni, in the library or at home with her young daughter so there was [...]

2020-03-06T11:09:49+11:00General - news|

Farewell and thank you to Stella Small

As with many of our staff, Stella Small started with Sydney Community Services as a volunteer, then became an employee … and stayed for years. She first volunteered as a support worker at the Seniors’ Hub, in Hunters Hill, and then segued to helping with admin and data entry in the office. SCS Community Connections [...]

2020-03-05T16:12:15+11:00General - 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, [...]

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