Welfare

 

2019

 

 

 

 

Important!

The Wellbeing Team are now located at

Suite 18 Signature Building —19-21 Torquay Road, Pialba

 

 

 

 

VOLUNTEER HOURS for 2018  
WELLBEING ACTIVITIES   Total
1 Home visits 1548
2 Hospital visits 607
3 Nursing Home / Hostel visits 267
4 Pension Applications / Reviews – include time spent on telephone calls 2680
5 Funerals – include any pre/post visits, assistance with service, hosting wakes 111
6 Home Maintenance – include gardening, lawn mowing, household repairs/assistance 15
7 Accommodation & Rental assistance 17
8 Day Centre / Men’s Shed 0
9 Transport assistance – include taking members to the doctor/hospital, grocery shopping,
specific ad-hoc shopping, visiting members, bringing members to Sub-Branch to socialise
131
10 Bus Trips or Excursions – include social day trips, outings 304
11 Other e.g.: ad-hoc telephone calls, checking on elderly members etc. 1711
12 Facilitations – include sourcing of assistance for veterans and dependents such as liaison with medical professionals, relocating home etc; Programs or assistance provided for integration of families into civilian /community life 422
13 Peer Groups – facilitate Peer Groups such as cycling, painting, photography, yoga, meditation, fishing, card games, provision of exercise classes etc 0
COMMEMORATIVE & PATRIOTIC ACTIVITIES    
21 ANZAC Day 208
22 Remembrance Day 50
23 Other Commemorative days 91
24 Memorial Construction / Maintenance 0
25 Museum / Library – include presentation, time taken to construct items for museum,
preservation of memorabilia, time spent manning museum, provision
61
26 Poppy / Badge Sales 46
27 School Activities or Similar – include Cadet Unit support, scholarships, providing lectures at schools, the support of youth and youth schemes 39
28 Assisting Unit Associations & Other ESO’s, include parcels to troops 38
29 Other 1
OTHER ACTIVITIES – SUPPORTING THE SUB-BRANCH & THE COMMUNITY  
41 Sub-Branch Affairs – include committee work, administration, attending meetings, State
Congress, District Congress etc
4215
42 Newsletters 0
43 Attending Training / Forums 314
44 Organising Functions – include re-union dinners, preparation of meals on special days e.g. ANZAC day breakfast, Christmas lunch, preparation of morning teas, hampers or food banks 8
45 Other – include facilitating sporting & special interest groups attached to
the sub-branch
e.g. Fishing groups, card games, support of smaller
sub-branches, provision of exercise classes, medical aids etc.
11
46 Support to the Vulnerable and Needy in the Community 0
Total   12895
Total KLM’s 36908

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St Stephens Private Hospital produces an informative quarterly newsletter – please click on the link below to go to their site

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The Hervey Bay RSL Sub Branch Wellbeing Team

Our team of 18 Support Officers are trained and authorized to assist the ex-service community (Army, Air Force, Navy and Police). This is a free service.

How can they help?

The Wellbeing Section are trained to assist with a range of services:

  • Health Care
  • Community Services available
  • Concessions
  • Respite Care
  • Arrange access to financial advice
  • Assist with bereavement
  • Assist with DVA services
  • Liaise with Pension + Compensation Advocates to prepare claims.

How to contact the Wellbeing Team

Telephone:  Office – (07) 4184 9496

Email:         welfare@herveybayrsl.com.au

The RSL Sub-Branch Wellbeing/Support team is looking for more volunteers and you do not have to be ex-service to help out.

If you have been involved in nursing,Community Services or Lifeline and could give a couple of hours per week, we would love to hear from you.

To make an appointment for an interview please phone Vicki or Pam on  (07) 4184 9496  during office hours –  Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.