Recently some Bega Rotary Club members became aware of the critical need for staff at our local Sapphire Coast Community Aged Care Ltd (SCCAC) facilities.
Now a Rotary Club Project aims to support strategies to increase the number of qualified aged care workers, particularly those recruited from overseas on special visas.
This project has now expanded to include the Rotary Clubs of Bega, Merimbula and Pambula. Eighteen ‘Welcome Packages’ have been made up and delivered to SCCAC. Each package aims to make new overseas employees (sourced by SCCAC) feel welcome on their arrival in the Bega Valley and hopefully encourage them to want to stay working for SCCAC.
The ‘Welcome packages’ include a bunch of fresh flowers, a food hamper, personal requirements such as sunscreen and insect repellent, information about services and attractions in the Bega Valley and an invitation for a tour of the Bega Valley with a host from the ‘Adopt a Family’ Program. We are very grateful to the local businesses and organisations such as pharmacies and Sapphire Community Pantry that have made very generous donations to the Project.
In addition to the welcome Packages, household items such as furniture and kitchen items are also being sourced and delivered to new employees because their rental properties are usually unfurnished.
If you meet one of these new employees in the community, please make them feel welcome!
For more information contact our President through the 'Contact Us' button near the top of this page.
Generous donations from our local pharmacies.
Bega Rotary members Geoff Purss and Jeff Tipping helping with the collection and delivery of household furniture items for our new aged care workers.