Leading the way in community organisation excellence

SOUTH Eastern Community Care (SEC Care) has been recognised as a leading Tasmanian not-for-profit organisation during the recent 2017 Telstra Business Awards.

SEC Care chief executive officer Helen Pollard said she was “humbled beyond words” at the decision to be made a finalist, as the competition this year was “impressive.”

“To be recognised alongside outstanding Tasmanian not-for-profit organisations such as the Brave Foundation and the Cancer Council Tasmania is an incredible achievement for SEC Care – we are thrilled,” she said.

“In the past 18-months, we have made many changes to secure the future of our organisation.

“We have integrated a new digital information system, moved premises, become more mobile and digital in the field.

“We have also started a staff rewards program with local businesses, as well as revolutionised the way we communicate with our community via social media and our monthly newsletters.”

Ms Holland said throughout the organisation’s growth, it had always maintained its integrity as a not-for-profit that cared for the health and prosperity of the local community.

“To this day, many of our staff have personal connections to our clients – we are locals caring for locals,” she said.

“I am so proud of all our staff for their dedication, passion and hard work and I am excited for what the future holds for both SEC Care and the aged care sector.”

SEC Care provides a range of flexible in-home care, community support and centre-based services to people who require assistance in southern Tasmania.

It has three day centres located at Sorell, Brighton and Orford.

For more information, visit www.secommunitycare.com.au or the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/secommunitycare.com.

Caption: SEC Care nurses Louise Heawood and Annette Winzenber at the organisation’s head office in Somerville Street, Sorell.