Welfare

 

2019

 

 

 

 

Important!

The Welfare Team are now located at

Legacy House — 1 Bryant Street, Pialba

(on the corner of Hillyard Street, across  from the Catholic Church)

 

 

 

VOLUNTEER HOURS 2018  
WELFARE & PENSION 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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The Hervey Bay RSL Sub Branch Welfare Team

Our team of 12 Welfare 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?

Welfare Officers 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 Officers to prepare claims.

How to contact the Welfare Team

Telephone:  Office – (07) 4197 7477

Email:         welfare@herveybayrsl.com.au

The RSL Sub-Branch Welfare/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 the Sub-Branch Office on  (07) 4197 7477  during office hours –  Monday to Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm.