More than 80 guests attended The Spirit Lives commemorative event for the ANZAC centenary held at the Maroochydore Community Centre on 19 April.
Suncare Community Services and the Nandjimadji Art Group joined the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) Indigenous Services Branch for the National Close the Gap Day on 16 March.
Carer Support Project Coordinator Christina Fletcher, Marketing Coordinator Vicky Gray and Support Worker Tania Van-Ierssel held a stall to showcase Suncare’s services and took the opportunity to display artwork from the Nandjimadji Art Group.
National in-home aged care specialist Suncare Community Services has been awarded 44 short-term restorative care places for people who are experiencing illness or who have suffered an injury, from prematurely entering residential aged care.
The Short-Term Restorative Care places provide an innovative new form of flexible aged care that will help older people remain in their own homes for longer after injury or illness.
Suncare members proudly joined the Nandjimadji Art Group and Australian Outrigger Canoe Racing Association (OACRA) for an exciting day on Lake Kawana, Sunshine Coast, at the National Sprint Titles on 3 February 2017.
AOCRA President Mark Forbes approached the Nandjimadji group to participate in the annual event to showcase the canoe which was painted last year by art group members and launched internationally.
John Langdale is one of Australia’s 2.8 million unpaid carers whose roles are valued at $60.3 billion annually – that’s more than $1 billion per week.
This week, National Carers Week (16 – 22 October) recognises and celebrates carers and aims to raise awareness about their caring roles.
Suncare Community Services is one of three charities recognised as a finalist in the 2016 Telstra Queensland Business Awards.
Now in their 24th year, the Awards showcase the achievements of the state’s most brilliant small and medium businesses and include, for the first time in 2016, a charity category to recognise the significant contribution of not-for-profit organisations to communities and the Australian economy.
Suncare and Telstra's Digital Ambassador program is caputred in this short (4min) video based on last month's workshop in Kilkivan, in the South Burnett area, where 101-year-old Charles Richardson learnt to use Google and an iPad.
Home Support Assessor (HSA) Kylie Bertram not only provides a gold standard in quality assessments for Suncare clients, she also to provides an overall client experience which leaves them feeling heard and valued.
Kylie, who is based with the Brisbane North Regional Assessment Service (RAS) team, recently received a gold star herself from a client impressed with her level of service.
Our ICT Manager Priscilla Jones thrives in the evolving technology environment. In fact, she enjoys the challenge so much, she has evolved within her role at Suncare Community Services for almost a decade.
The Touching Hands Canoe was the centrepiece of the nine-day Va'a World Elite and Club Sprint Championships held on the Sunshine Coast earlier this month.
We have an amazing selection of people volunteering for Suncare, and are proud to support them to transition into a staff role when suitable positions are available.
People often volunteer because they may be struggling to find work due to a lack of qualifications or relevant work experience. Volunteering with Suncare gives them an opportunity to gain the confidence and experience to be job ready when these positions come up.
Suncare Community Services volunteers have celebrated this year’s National Volunteer Week with a morning tea in Maroochydore on 13 May.
“Volunteers are an integral part of our care delivery business. We value our volunteers and are proud that more than 400 volunteers choose to spend some of their time with us,” Suncare CEO Russell Mason said.
Former World War II veteran Charles Richardson now feels confident to use smart tablets - at the age of 101.
“Now that I have seen these iPads, I might get back into computers,” he said after yesterday’s Digital Ambassadors workshop in Kilkivan.
Suncare Community Services has appointed Angela Massy to the newly created role of Head – Innovation, Growth and Connection.
Ms Massy takes up her new position on 16 May and will manage organisational strategic development, community and business innovation development and strategic communications.
Discussions with Samsung began in 2013 as Suncare raised questions around its mobile usage. As a result, Suncare began trialing Samsung mobile devices for the roll out of Telstra’s ComCare solution to its Direct Services staff (support workers); part of the organisation’s move away from paper systems and its old CMS to a mobile operation.
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