Hardship Assistance

Relieving pressure at Delvena

Everyone living under the new regulations around Covid-19 is feeling some new pressure, and for people who were already suffering stress, it’s been compounded. Last year 88 children and their mothers escaping domestic violence slept in beds at Delvena on Sydney’s lower north shore and its sister refuge, Bringa, on the northern beaches. This year [...]

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. [...]

Better governance for better aged care

The Tasmanian hearing of the Royal Commission into Aged Care concluded last month with suggestions as to how better governance and leadership could help to stop some of the sector’s bad practices – which which were slammed in the Commission's scathing interim report. Counsel assisting, Peter Rozen, referred to stories of staff- and cost-cutting, saying [...]

Food Drive: Over 100 Meals To Those In Need

Sydney Community services would like to extend a warm thank you to the local communities of Ryde, Hunters Hill and Lane Cove who have donated and supported our first Anti-Poverty Week food drive. We were overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity shown by our clients, staff, local residents and churches – Hunters Hill Anglican Parish and [...]

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