About Us

50 years of making people’s lives better

The heart and soul of Suncare’s business model is providing innovative and personalised in-home care, allied health and clinical services. Our goal is to enable you to live life your way.

Since 1970, we have remained dedicated to the needs of older and vulnerable people in our local communities. We provide innovative care services, advocate for change and constantly trial new and better solutions that support our customers.

A caring community
of Suncarers

Our staff, or as we like to call them, our Suncarers, live in the communities where they work. They pride themselves on understanding the unique and individual needs of our customers and their communities.

Our in-home programs and services are available throughout Central and Southeast Queensland, from the Gold Coast to Rockhampton and beyond.

Our commitment to excellence

We are accredited by the Institute for Healthy Communities Australia (IHCA) for:

  • The Human Services Quality Framework
  • AS/NZS ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management Systems) Standards.

Our services are assessed in accordance with the requirements of Home Care Standards through the Department of Social Services Quality Review Program.

Our vision

Our vision is making people’s lives better and our programs and services are inspired by our vision and values.

This means we continually aspire to be:

Suncare Community Services Social Support Services
Suncare Community Services Suncare Staff and Volunteers
Suncare Community Services Suncare Staff Cleaning Services

Our values

We value:

An organisation that is dynamic and future focused

We are innovative and agile in response to community needs and industry changes.

Genuine relationships

We are authentic in our approach and work collaboratively with our customers, employees, volunteers and stakeholders.

A culture that actively contributes to achieving our vision

We are inclusive, respectful and empathetic.

Suncare’s history

Our evolution to a leading service provider:

From humble beginnings and the start of the Meals on Wheels service on the Sunshine Coast in 1970, Suncare has grown to provide in-home care, allied health and clinical services across Queensland.

Our professional community care reputation stems from more than 50 years of building a genuine sense of family, community connections and personal relationships built on trust and care.

Our evolution to a leading service provider of community and in-home, allied health and clinical services is shown in the timeline below.

1970Central Sunshine Coast Committee on the Ageing (CSCCA) formed and started inaugural Meals on Wheels service.
1978The Maroochydore Community Hall officially opens.
1987The Maroochydore Day Respite Centre opens.

Crisis respite care began as a volunteer service.

2002Services expanded to Wide Bay and Caboolture.
2004Central Sunshine Coast Committee on the Ageing (CSCCA) official name change to Suncare Community Services Inc.

Boronia Cottage Respite Centre Bribie Island opens.

2015Suncare transitioned to a Company Limited by Guarantee.
2020Suncare celebrates 50 years of making people’s lives better.

Suncare’s 50 Years

For fifty years, Suncare has built a reputation for understanding and serving community needs and developing innovative solutions for the ageing, and those living with a disability or mental illness, to proudly cement their position as a provider of choice in Queensland.

Suncare evolved from a group of volunteers in the small township of Maroochydore in 1970 to become an organisation that supports a Queensland-wide community.

Our Awards

Celebrating our ongoing commitment to making people’s lives better.