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Health and Well-being

Under 65 and ineligible for NDIS?

People 18-64 years who are not eligible for low-level support via the NDIS can apply for ‘SASH’ support packages through NSW Health’s ComPacks program. Safe And Supported at Home packages, called SASH for short, support people with functional impairments to live independently and safely at home.  People with mental health issues, chronic or degenerative illness [...]

Seniors sanguine about covid changes

  While everyone’s disrupted by the changes the virus has wrought, older Australians are not the most challenged, according to the first report of a multi-stage survey by the Global Centre for Modern Ageing (GCMA). The Adelaide-based GCMA is a not-for-profit which aims to improve lives of older people. It offers research, advocacy and ‘living [...]

Safety in modifications

Social distancing requirements have not stopped our essential services which are proceeding as usual – with a little extra space. Distancing modifications make services such as shopping, linen and meals deliveries ‘contactless’ – for the protection of both client and delivering volunteer or SCS staff. Speaking of modifications, our home modifications and maintenance (HMM) team [...]

Moving right along …

  As at midnight on Monday April 6, it’s illegal for people in NSW to leave home unless it’s for the right handful of reasons (announced end of March but being refined in daily practice this week). There's still some confusion about whether you can go out with your family or people in your household [...]

Social group Zooms in

Katie shows off her artwork at top left, while Manda Zhong, top centre, emcee the virtual Chatswood Social Club get-together We hate to disappoint but the latest restrictions to contain Covid 19 virus have meant our disability groups were postponed.  So this week, after dabbling with technology, we launched our first ‘virtual’ group [...]

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 [...]

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