If ever there was a person who could manage our vast community transport network with ease and grace, it’s Kate Skinner.
Apart from her wide-ranging case management experience in the home care package (HCP) and complex disability space, she has also coordinated a community transport system in a large organisation.
Good things in small packages
Kate, who started as our Community Transport Coordinator earlier this month, seized the opportunity to work for a smaller, client-focused not-for-profit community centre such as ours.
“I have shared values with the team at South Eastern Community Connect, and I love being able to engage one-on-one with clients,” she says.
“I’m enjoying getting to know where our clients are coming from, and adding some value to their lives.”
Kate is no stranger to SECC, having previously introduced clients from Windgap Foundation into our volunteering program as part of its transition-to-work initiatives.
Life-enriching senior support
Kate looks forward to getting to know seniors in the local community who can benefit from our Community Transport service.
Our service includes taking people out on shopping trips, bus trips and social outings.
Priority is given to medical appointments, but other trips are subject to the availability of a driver and a car.
South Eastern Community Connect offers the Community Transport Program to provide transport for the frail aged and their carers.
We also provide Social Access to community groups in the area.
If you’re a new client, our staff will visit you at home to assess your needs and match you to the service that best suits you.
For more information contact Kate Skinner on (02) 8338 8506.