Power Outage Appreciation

Stroud Community Lodge would like to acknowledge the following for their assistance and support during a recent planned power outage.

Last month Essential Energy informed us that we would be having a power outage for a day, and as the weather was to be warm, we felt that we had no option but to get a generator for the day. This was going to be expensive, so we approached Essential Energy and they gratefully agreed to pay for a generator to keep our residents medical equipment operating and help keep cool. Without Essential Energy’s support, we would not have been able to provide this for our residents.

We would also like to thank Coates Hire Maitland who arranged our generator at short notice and had it out to us on time, as well as donating the cost of the diesel to run the generator.

Another big thanks to Elekmark and Rick McInnes who worked to get the generator connected and operating the night before the outage.

 

 

Lodge AGM coming up

One of the very special things about Stroud Community Lodge is our relationship with the local community. When establishing the Lodge in 1990, Stroud Lions Club ensured that every community group in the district had the right to membership of the Lodge Association. This guarantees that the community continues to have a say in the future of this vital facility.

The 48 local residents who represent 24 of these community groups on the Lodge Association are encouraged to attend the Lodge’s annual general meeting on Wednesday  27 September at 7.30pm at the Lodge.

We encourage all of our current members to consider nominating members to the Lodge board, which will be elected on the night.

Groups who are not currently represented are encouraged to nominate members to the Association.  You’ll find more information about Lodge membership here or call our chair, Rod Williams, on 0439 193 288.

Would you like to join our board?

Up to ten Board members can be elected at the Lodge Association’s annual general meeting each year. Board vacancies can also be filled by members of the Association throughout the year.

People join not-for-profit board for different reasons – to give back to their community, gain experience in a particular industry, or learn about how boards work.

You don’t need any particular qualifications or skills to be a Board member – as chair Rod Williams says, you just need “common sense, a keen set of eyes, open ears and a clear mind.”  Plus we provide on-the-job training!

You’ll find more information about our Board members here or you can call our chair Rod Williams on 0439 193 288.

Please note – nominations to join the Board are due seven days prior to the AGM on Wednesday 27 September 2017. Forms should be sent to Lodge Association secretary Tess Hilleard at secretary@stroudlodge.com.au or dropped in to Stroud Community Lodge.

 

 

 

Home care services launched

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Our very first client Marie Maddocks cutting the cake

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!

“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.

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

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.

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The Stroud Community Services car – thanks to MidCoast Council

Another special guest was Michael Plain from Yancoal. We 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 we 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 us 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 our 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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You’re invited to our home care launch

SCS invitationAre you thinking about accessing home care services in Stroud?  Come along to Stroud Community Services Information Morning at Stroud Community Lodge and have all your home care questions answered by our professional, local staff.

Everybody is welcome!

WHAT | Launch of Stroud Community Services (including morning tea)

WHEN | Friday 14 July, 2017 10am

WHERE | Function Room, Stroud Community Lodge

 

Home care has arrived!

HomecareStroud Community Services is open for business and taking on clients.

An initiative of Stroud Community Lodge, this new local business is the provider of home care services in the Stroud community.

The service supports older people and their carers to live independently at home and be a part of their community. Services can be provided for government-subsidised and private self-funded clients.

Stroud Community Service’s friendly and experienced team will come out to your home and design a care plan to suit your needs with a combination of any of the dozens of services on offer.  Each package is individually tailored and budgeted.

A range of government subsidies are available under the the Australian Government’s Home Care Packages Program.  Potential home care clients need to contact the My Aged Care Team on 1800 200 422 to organise an assessment. Once you have your assessment you can contact Stroud Community Services to discuss your care needs. If you are eligible for a Government Funded Home Care Package, there will be a small contribution to the cost of your care.

Services are provided by a range of qualified and experienced staff and contractors.

Would you like to know more about home care in Stroud?

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Case Manager Tahlea Hayward (right) and Care Coordinator Jo-Anne Wratten

No matter what your question or concern, the friendly staff at Stroud Community Services will be only too happy to answer your questions about home care services in Stroud. Don’t hesitate to contact Tahlea or Jo-Anne:

p | 02 4994 5433
e |  scs@stroudlodge.com.au

Position vacant at Stroud Community Lodge

Home Care Case Manager

Stroud Community Services is a new venture of Stroud Community Lodge and we are expanding our services to include Home Care.

We are seeking interest for the position of a Case Manager to provide support to our Home Care clients in Stroud and surrounding areas. The initial position is for two days a week, with a view to increasing hours as our service grows. You will be working with and reporting to the Facility Manager.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Manage and co-ordinate the provisions of home care package services
  • Conduct Home Care assessments
  • Manage individual budgets
  • Monitor and maintain care in accordance with Home Care standards
  • Develop and build community networks/partnerships
  • Be able to provide care, particularly for high care clients
  • You may be required to work care shifts in our residential facility.

Essential criteria

  • Experience in home care
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Team worker
  • Experience in Home Care Package Case Management (preferred, but not essential)
  • Understanding home care standards and consumer direct care
  • A relevant qualification with a minimum of Cert IV in Aged Care, Community or equivalent
  • Good computer skills
  • Must have a current drivers licence and clear Police check

What we offer

  • A friendly and supportive team
  • Mobile phone and laptop
  • Access to ongoing training and professional development
  • A salary negotiated in accordance with your qualifications.

Applications and references should be emailed to manager@stroudlodge.com.au

For more information contact the Facility Manager on 02 4994 5433.

Applications close on Friday 24 March 2017