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Official launch of local home care service

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Marie Maddocks cuts the cake at the launch of the new service

Stroud Community Services (SCS) was officially launched on Friday 14 July with some very special guests joining staff and community at Stroud Community Lodge.

This new local service supports older people and their carers to live independently at home and be part of their community.

Stroud Community Lodge chair Rodney Williams officially launched the new service accompanied by Stroud Community Service’s first three clients, including the very first client Marie Maddocks, who was given the honour of cutting the cake!

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Juanita Ross, Paula Tolhurst, Rodney Williams, Tahlea Hayward, John Turner (MidCoast Council), Jo-Ann Wratten, Carolyn Harris, Michael Plain (Yancoal)

“We are very pleased to be able to provide this service to Stroud and the surrounding districts, to help our elderly community members receive care and stay in their homes longer,” Rodney said.

A number of special guests joined staff and community member, including MidCoast Council administrator John Turner and council staff.

“We were able to thank council for the generous grant of $50,000 which has covered set-up costs for the new service, and purchased our SCS car. We sincerely thank MidCoast Council and the Building Stronger Communities Fund for their generous support,” Rodney said.

Another special guest was Michael Plain from Yancoal. SCS received a grant for $7000 from Yancoal to help fund home care clients who haven’t got a home care package approved yet or have a home support funding package and can’t get services. Using this funding, SCS will be able to subsidise some clients and provide help such as cleaning or gardening. The client will contribute half of the cost Yancoal will contribute the rest. This enables the service to help everyone in need of services in our community.

The home care team gave a presentation about Stroud Community Services and what services we can offer the community. Home care is a very individual thing and services are arranged to suit the client.

The best way to learn about how you can benefit from home care is to contact one of of the SCS staff and they will discuss your individual needs and situation to tailor a plan just for you.

If you would like information on our services please contact Tahlea or Jo-Anne on 02 4994 5433.

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