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Putting social connection at the centre of service

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A Sydney council is looking outside the box in the way it provides community services to older people and those with disability to target a broader spectrum of wellbeing needs, including reducing loneliness and isolation.

Maree Burke, Business Co-ordinator of the City of Parramatta Council’s Community Care department, says research shows that loneliness can have devastating effects on health and wellbeing.

Ms Burke outlined ways in which City of Parramatta – an approved provider of home care and NDIS services – is attempting to deliver a better quality of life for recipients, at a stakeholder gathering in Sydney last Wednesday.

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Source:
Judy Skatssoon, 2019, Australian Ageing Agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/about/)

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