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Don’t fall for it

The rate of head injuries from falls by older Australians has nearly doubled in the decade to 2016-17, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). Its research shows that about 125,000 people aged 65 and over were seriously injured due to a fall in 2016–17 with injuries to the head hip and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

How super is income in retirement?

Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg The Government’s news last month of its retirement income review revealed it will investigate compulsory superannuation and super tax concessions, the means-tested age pension, and savings – and home ownership will be considered within savings. However, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg was keen to reassure everyone that the Government would never include [...]

Meet our team – Lisa Bremner, Domestic Assistance Coordinator

Lisa has joined the team at Sydney Community Services as the Domestic Assistance Coordinator, organising our linen service and its volunteer team as well as introducing our new Domestic Assistance service to the Lane Cove community over the next few months. “This role is a chance to deepen my understanding of the importance of community [...]

Colbeck on for young and old

Re-elected PM Scott Morrison has shuffled the cabinet positions, removing  Ken Wyatt from his spot as Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians.  With Sen. Wyatt's new appointment as Minister for Indigenous Australians, indigenous people at long last have an indigenous representative. Taking over the Aged Care and Senior Australians portfolio is Tasmanian Senator,  Richard [...]


SCS’ views heard at ACSA

SCS' CEO Gill Batt is now a member of the Home Care and Community Advisory Committee of Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA), the peak body representing service providers. This enables Gill to offer valuable insights for the coming year. “As a small aged care and disability services provider which has very strong connections with [...]

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