The Queanbeyan City Council, an existing community care provider in the Queanbeyan and surrounding communities, recently chose to relinquish its funding for the provision of local community aged services. UnitingCare Ageing was one of a number of providers to respond in March 2013 to the Department of Health and Ageing’s (DoHA) selective tender process for a new provider.
By combining the support of Queanbeyan Uniting Church with UnitingCare Ageing’s experience, a tender was submitted to deliver a range of community care services to the Queanbeyan community. The Healthy Living for Seniors model proposed by UnitingCare Ageing focuses on healthy living, independence, social participation and quality of life. UnitingCare Ageing is pleased to share with you that we have been successful in this tender.
“We are delighted to have been selected as the provider of community aged care services in Queanbeyan. Our Community Care services focus on enabling, empowering and promoting independence for older people so they can remain active members of their community. It is a wonderful opportunity for UnitingCare Ageing to support the Queanbeyan Uniting Church’s mission and support older people and their families in the Queanbeyan community. As part of our shared Social Justice work, we will be reaching out to people who are disadvantaged.” said UnitingCare Ageing Director Community Care, Pauline Armour.
Reverend Steve Coster of Queanbeyan Uniting Church agrees: “By combining our care and concern for our local community with UnitingCare Ageing’s expertise, it goes hand in glove with the values that the congregation hold as important”.
A Transition Team has been established to manage this project, with the Healthy Living for Seniors Queanbeyan service commencing from 1 July 2013. Queanbeyan City Council, the Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA), Queanbeyan Uniting Church and UnitingCare Ageing are working closely on the transition.
If you are interested about the program please call 1800 486 484 and ask to speak with Lyn Cleasby, Regional Lead, UnitingCare Ageing. We look forward to speaking with you.
Article from UnitingCare Ageing Director Community Care, Pauline Armour