Update as of July 26 2021.
3Bridges is still supporting the community.
As always, our employee, volunteer and client safety is of the utmost importance. We continue to monitor and adhere to all Government COVID updates and offer PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) at all sites.
Our services are available in most cases, but we have adjusted delivery to meet NSW Government health advice. See below for any changes which may impact you:
Aged Care Services
1 on 1 support is only provided for essential services with all of our support workers issued PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) including masks, gloves, sanitiser etc. to ensure the safety of our team members and participants.
Our social groups have been placed on hold but participants are called weekly, a group program through Zoom for 4-6 clients at a time has been initiated.
Meal delivery will be operating as usual.
Our team are making regular phone calls to those who have been affected by suspension of the groups to check in and maintain social connection.
We are also sending care packs with fruit, puzzles and fun activities.
Essential visits are being prioritised in consultation with clients, this includes our Occupational Therapy and Exercise Physiology. These services are both available either 1 on 1 or online.
The Inclusive Volunteering team face to face meetings have been put on hold and our volunteers are not currently volunteering. The team is keeping in touch with everyone via Teams/email and facilitating online social interaction.
Our Arrowsmith Program is continuing via online learning, we look forward to seeing everyone again face to face soon.
Early Years Support Service
Volunteer home visits will be put on hold for now but Volunteers & Coordinators will still be providing emotional support via phone calls/text messages.
The EYSS office team can arrange for essential items such as nappies, formula, etc to be delivered to the home.
Home Modification and Maintenance
Our Home Modification and Maintenance continues as normal while adhering to all COVID guidelines and utilising appropriate PPE.
Services are continuing as per usual with all our support workers issued PPE including masks, gloves, sanitiser etc. to ensure the safety of our team members and the participants.
Our 1:1 support both in home and out in the community is continuing as per normal.
Participants in Aged Care facilities, Group Homes and Supported Independent Living accommodation still have support but the time reduced as per the individual facilities guidelines. If there is no face to face option available to these participants 3Bridges support staff are checking in either via phone or video call to maintain social connection and check on emotional and physical wellbeing. 3Bridges Support Coordinators are also checking in on participants.
Outside School Hours Care
Our before and after school program is still operating as per usual. We encourage families to book in as numbers as capped as per COVID safety guidelines.
Many fun activities are planned in a COVID safe way!
Drop in continues to be on hold but essential services are still available, including:
- Case management, 1 on 1 support, daily online activities for young people including fun interactive games, wellbeing activities and opportunity to check in.
- Food parcels are also being delivered to targeted young people in need.
- Regular phone and online check ins
Info Desk - Westfields Hurstville
The Info Desk, located at Westfields Hurstville will be closed for the duration of the lockdown. If you are in need of JP Services please check the following: