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Group services regroup around Hunters Hill Community Hub

  Clients at Hunters Hill Community Hub chat with Member for Lane Cove, Anthony Roberts, in the Hub's courtyard when it reopened after refurbishment mid-2019. Now that a long list of Covid-safe precautions is in daily practice, Sydney Community Services’ group social supports for seniors and people with a disability are running again, [...]

Meet our team – Nellie Kocharian

  A meet-and-greet professional, Nellie Kocharian keeps SCS Lane Cove reception happy and bright, with magnificent home-grown roses and upbeat tunes whistled with talent. Everybody is warmly welcomed by Nellie who confesses to being a ‘people person’. “I love all the contact with people – it’s so rewarding. I have good communication with clients and [...]

Review to expedite NDIS plans

  The first dedicated minister for the disability sector, NDIS Minister Stuart Robert, last month announced a review of the National Disability Insurance Scheme legislation and rules to expedite people’s access to the scheme and their individual plans. While disability advocates and groups say they welcome much-needed efficiency improvements, they also say that any review [...]

News – NSW Budget 2018-19

The NSW Budget outlined by State Treasurer, Dominic Perrottet on June 19, included funding for NDIS, for health and seniors programs including energy discounts, an allocation to help protect seniors from elder abuse, plus a boost to mental health services for elders and palliative care as bulleted below. Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA) particularly [...]

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