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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 [...]

More in-home restorative care

There’s been a welcome expansion of a successful, in-home Short-Term Restorative Care program (STRC) in which a multi-disciplinary team from HammondCare works with people who are declining in function. HammondCare’s STRC teams work in north, south-west and south-east Sydney regions to help people to stay independent at home (including in an independent living unit). The [...]

Crowd-pleasing Seniors’ Month

Sydney Community Services’ series of  10 Seniors’ Month events attracted more than 300 locals across Lane Cove and Hunters Hill and just about everybody left events with smiles on their faces.  People loved taking part in the most interactive events, especially Soul Drummer’s rhythmic workshop, our ‘Ballroom Buffet’ and the silent disco for people with [...]

Commission intensifies aged-care audits

The Federal Government's new Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission is set to triple random audits of aged-care homes this year. The Commission opened its doors in January, aiming to be a one-stop agency, website and sole contact point for all aged-care concerns and queries regarding aged-care safety, standards, quality and consumer rights. Meanwhile, My Aged Care [...]

State of the (older) nation

The inaugural State of the (Older) Nation  report, from Council of the Ageing (COTA) based on interviews with more than 2,500 Australians aged 50 or more, is vital picture of  a group that’s already almost a third of our population.  COTA aims to produce the report annually to monitor trends, and impacts of changes for older [...]

Meet our volunteer – Alan Seale

If it’s about movies, our monthly movie presenter and volunteer, Alan Seale, invariably knows it. Alan’s been studying films for 20 years, no less, with a more famous film critic, David Stratton, who delivers an incredibly popular evening course on the history of world cinema (1894-1970) at Sydney Uni. Alan and other insatiable film buffs [...]

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