General – news

What are the SCS CALD groups, and how can I join?

Members of our local community who have a Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Iranian and Afghan cultural background can join our community connection groups. Sydney Community Services provides social and support groups for people of all cultural backgrounds, operating out of our Hunters Hill Hub. This service provides social inclusion and community connection-based supports for seniors from [...]

2021-04-09T10:59:51+10:00General - news|

What is the Community Advisory Service?

The Community Advisory Service, run by Nuala Williams, is your first port of call for information about what we do, and how we can help you.     When it comes to aged care, it’s often hard to know who to call and when to call them. At Sydney Community Services we remove the guesswork for you, [...]

2021-03-15T13:34:55+11:00General - news|

New ‘Return to Work’ program for women

Women NSW is working with Treasury and Service NSW to implement a $10 million Return to Work Program announced as part of the 2020-21 Budget. The Program will support unemployed women across the state to return to paid employment. Female dominated industries and roles have been significantly impacted by COVID-19. The Return to Work Program [...]

2021-03-05T12:29:55+11:00General - news|

Community Profile: Martin Lane

Martin is a member of SCS’ Home Maintenance and Modifications team Carpenter Martin Lane says many people are surprised by how quickly home modifications can be done and what a difference they can make to their lives. “I enjoy making people’s lives easier,” he says. “A lot of people are very appreciative of not just [...]

2021-03-05T12:08:14+11:00General - news|

COVID vaccinations – your questions answered

Dr Carl Wong is a Sydney GP based in Lane Cove. He also sits on the board of Sydney Community Services. Here, Dr Wong answers any questions you might have about the COVID vaccinations. Is the vaccination safe especially as it has been manufactured so quickly? Given the unprecedented worldwide interest and need for this [...]

2021-03-05T14:24:32+11:00General - news|

Community Spotlight: Jimmy Siviour

Jimmy is a frequent participant at the SCS social and recreational groups at the Hunters Hill Community Hub. To show his appreciation for the service, he returns to the Hub throughout the week to undertake some gardening, assisted by one of the support officers. He is a familiar face to all at the Hub and [...]

2020-12-15T13:56:35+11:00General - news|

Tribute to long-time volunteer Betty Rose Benjamin

A dedicated and well-known volunteer with Sydney Community Services (formerly Gladesville Community Aid and then subsequently Hunters Hill Ryde Community Services) 93-year-old Betty Rose Benjamin passed away quietly in April 2020. Betty made an enormous impact on Sydney Community Services, especially through her work at the Hunters Hill Hub. During her 25 years of service, [...]

2020-12-11T15:39:27+11:00General - news|

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