News Archives – Helping Hand

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Apology anniversary a time to reflect


16 November each year marks the anniversary of the National Apology to Forgotten Australians.

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Helping Hand achieves Inclusive Employer status from the Diversity Council of Australia


According to the Diversity Council of Australia (DCA) when organisations take action to become an inclusive employer and create a more diverse and inclusive workplace, everyone benefits. Here at Helping […]

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Helping Hand’s 2021-22 Annual Review is now online


Helping Hand’s 2021-22 Annual Review celebrates our workforce and captures the achievements and milestones of our organisation. 

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Have your say about in-home care services reforms


The Australian Government is changing the way in-home care services are provided to older people, and they want to hear your views.

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Have your say about Aged Care Quality Standards


The Department of Health and Aged Care is reviewing the Aged Care Quality Standards, and is seeking feedback on a new, strengthened version of the standards, from providers, workers, clinicians […]

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Disability Ageing and Lifestyle Expo 2022


Come and meet the Helping Hand team at the #MyLifeChoices Disability, Ageing and Lifestyle Expo 2022. The Expo is on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 October 2022 at the Adelaide […]

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National Carers Week 2022


National Carers Week, 16-22 October, is an opportunity to raise community awareness among all Australians about the diversity of Australia’s 2.65 million carers and their caring roles.

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Allied Health Professions Day 2022


It’s Allied Health Professions Day, celebrating Australia’s 200,000+ allied health professionals, who represent more than a third of the health workforce.

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Ageism Awareness Day 2022


Friday 7 October 2022 is Ageism Awareness Day – time to shift attitudes towards older age and older people and end ageism.

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Update to vaccination requirements for visitors


As of 12.01am Friday 23 September 2022, visitors entering an aged care facility are no longer required: To show evidence of current Influenza or COVID 19 vaccinations Undertake a COVID […]

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Dementia Action Week 2022


Dementia Action Week 2022 runs from 19 to 25 September.

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It is R U OK? Day


Thursday September 8 2022 is R U OK? Day, and we acknowledge this day as reminder that every day is the day to ask, ‘R U OK?’ and start a […]

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Future is bright for Whyalla aged care


Helping Hand to proceed with acquisition of Whyalla aged care organisation Kindred Living. 

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Bridging Ages project brings together young and old


A group of home care recipients have received a hard cover book about their lives as part of Bridging Ages, an intergenerational project in Port Pirie.

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Speech Pathology Week 2022


Speech Pathology Week 2022 runs from 21 to 27 August, and the theme is Good Communication, Better Communities.

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Lightsview Hotel Services team award win


Recently Helping Hand’s Lightsview Hotel Services team won a very special award – the Institute of Hospitality in Healthcare 2022 Project of the Year Award.

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It is Aged Care Employee Day


Sunday 7 August 2022 is Aged Care Employee Day.

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Lealholme has a new bus!


After a huge fundraising effort (which was interrupted by the pandemic) Lealholme, our care home in Port Pirie, finally has a new commuter bus for residents!

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Tovertafels for all our care homes


We are very excited to announce that we now have Tovertafels for all of our residential care homes. We are the only organisation in Australia that can boast that fact.

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Thank you Carinya Auxiliary


After decades of service, we are saying thank you and farewell to the Carinya Auxiliary, who will formally cease their activities from June 2022.

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