Bushfire ResourcesFebruary 16, 2020
There is no doubt that the beginning of 2020 has brought a great deal of stress and sadness for many. Our heartfelt wishes go out to everyone, especially those who have been personally affected by these devastating fires. Many of our local community service organisations have been working hard to support the individuals, families, and communities which have been impacted. We recognise the enormity of the work done by community workers and volunteers to offer the practical support, and the personal support needed by so many impacted by the crisis. We recognise that these services will be needed for many months and years ahead, as we support communities through the crisis, the recovery, the rebuilding, and the future resilience-building phases to come. There are many resources available to assist across all of these phases and it can seem a little overwhelming, so we have collated many below to help you […]
Free Excess DesksJanuary 28, 2020
We are moving to a new office soon and as a result have several spare desks that we can’t take with us. We are offering them for free to a good home! Please note: You need to remove the desk or desks yourself from our office in Oak Flats and there is a stairwell. They can be dismantled. You are welcome to inspect the desks but must make an appointment by calling our office on (02) 4256 4333. You can take one or many. First in basis. Desks will need to be removed during office hours at a prior agreed time and date. Please click here for more information.
Home Care Packages – Key Updates from First Quarter Data Report 2019-2020January 20, 2020
On 25 November 2019, the Government announced that an additional $496.3 million would be spent on 10,000 home care packages across 2019-20 and 2020-21. This included: 3,000 level 3 packages 2,500 level 4 packages in 2019-20 and; 2,000 level 2 packages 2,000 level 3 packages and; 500 level 4 packages in 2020-21. The net impact of these changes is that around 44,000 additional packages at a cost of around $2.7 billion have been allocated to the program over the forward estimates since July 2018 There were 28,638 home care approvals in the September 2019 quarter. This was 7.1% (1,893) more than the approvals in the September 2018 quarter (26,745) The 118,050 people in care at 30 September 2019 represented a 10.6% (11,343) increase from 30 June 2019 (106,707) and a 30.2% (27,404) annual increase from 30 September 2018 (90,646) 48,100 home care packages were released during the September 2019 quarter, […]