CEO Update – June 2018

At this time of the year I often like to review my goals and how I am tracking towards achieving these. It also gives me the chance to reflect on how far I have come and address areas where I may have strayed. I like to encourage everyone to do...

Elder Abuse, Awareness, support, signs.

Understanding Elder Abuse and the signs you should look out for

Did you know, elder abuse is most commonly perpetrated by a relative or spouse of the older person, often an adult son or daughter? Before we delve into the where and who, it is important that we understand what elder abuse is. So, what is elder abuse? The World Health...

The Murwillumbah Art Hub is thriving

From the moment you set foot into our art gallery your senses are awakened. Creativity is certainly alive and thriving in our Murwillumbah Hub and there is no wonder why it is a stand-out feature in this years Murwillumbah Art Trail (MAT18).

Counting Down to Cooly Rocks On™

We are counting down the days until we get all shook up in the Cooly Rocks On™ Street Parade that will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2018 as part of the Cooly Rocks On™ Festival. The Cooly Rocks On™ Festival is an annual celebration of everything 50s, 60s and 70s. There...

CEO Update – May 2018

The recent announcement of 14,000 additional Home Care Packages from the 2018-19 Federal Budget is very welcomed news. We’re proud to be supporting Australians to live independently in their homes for longer. This increase to allocated packages means that more people will move off the waiting list and receive packages...

On tour with Us the Band

Sixty thousand people attended the Apple and Grape Harvest Festival in Stanthorpe and what an amazing opportunity it was for Us the Band to have participated in such a huge event. What’s even more exciting is that due to their knock out performance, they have been invited to perform at...

Federal Budget Review: Disability & Aged Care

The good, the bad and the indifferent. We take a look at Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison’s 2018-2019 Budget and highlight the key points that may be of interest to you and your future plans.

Good news for those on the wait list

For those who have been caught in limbo, patiently waiting for additional Home Care Packages to be released, the news from Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison following the 2018-19 Budget will be very welcomed. The Treasurer has made big promises for the Aged Care sector and said the Government would prioritise...

A Scheme responsive to the community

In early March 2018, the NDIA published the NDIS Pathways Review in response to resounding feedback that the Scheme was falling short of expectations. The review looked at the interactions participants, families, carers and providers have with the Scheme and where there have been gaps.