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Hello Spring!

Hello Spring!

The garden is blooming at The Mount! The path is lined with yellow blooms, and Ian says the Irises are budding. The garden has been buzzing with activity in preparation for Spring. The bulbs are blooming, including irises and jonquils. The worm farm has been prepped, seedlings are planted and coming along well, and the […]

Carer information sessions in Murrindindi

Carer information sessions in Murrindindi

Alexandra, Yea and Kinglake Library is to host FamilyCare Carer Support team leader Jason Watts who will discuss how Carers can get support through the Carer Gateway. The session is for the general public but current carers or services providers will get the most out of it. The aim is to bring awareness of the […]

Award changes improve conditions for community workers

Award changes improve conditions for community workers

Menzies Support Services employs disability support workers, and home and community based aged care workers, to provide a variety of services to people living in the Murrindindi and Mansfield areas. Recent changes to the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award (SCHADS Award) acknowledge the importance of the services support workers provide in […]

Strategic Planning: Have Your Say!

Strategic Planning: Have Your Say!

Calling clients, carers and the broader community: Join us in planning for the future of local services. Menzies Support Services is working on our strategic plan for 2023 to 2026 to help us meet the needs of our community. We invite you to participate in this important process and inform us of the services you […]

Seniors Rights Victoria to visit Alexandra

Seniors Rights Victoria to visit Alexandra

A Seniors Rights information session and lunch will be held at the Alexandra RSL hall, 7th April. Seniors Rights Victoria education coordinator, Gary Ferguson will present the topic ‘Protecting your Rights’. The session aims to raise awareness about Elder abuse, prevent it from occurring and protect the rights of seniors. This is a Menzies Support […]

Job growth in community services provides opportunities for diverse skill-sets and lifestyles

Job growth in community services provides opportunities for diverse skill-sets and lifestyles

The Health Care and Social Assistance industry, which includes aged care and disability services, is the largest employing and fastest growing industry in Australia, offering high job prospects with very strong future growth, according to the Department of Education, Skills and Employment (2021), 2020 Employment Projections. This growth is supported by the continued demand generated […]

Staff Vaccination Compliance

Staff Vaccination Compliance

Jess, Disability Services Assistant, has received both doses of vaccine. Jess is pictured with a printout of her digital certificate. All active MSS staff, including disability support workers, aged care workers and administration staff, are compliant with the Victorian government Covid vaccination requirements for authorized workers. The majority of staff have received two doses of […]

40th Anniversary

40th Anniversary

2021 marks the 40th anniversary of the opening of Dame Pattie Menzies Centre Inc. Pictured: Dame Pattie Menzies; Kath Cooper, Shire President; and Senator Margaret Guilfoyle, Commonwealth Minister for Finance at the centre opening on 14th March, 1981. Below is an excerpt from the DPMC newsletter, 30th anniversary edition, 2011: In the mid seventies it […]

Our programs and events are held on the lands of the Taungurung people and we wish to acknowledge them as Traditional Owners. We would also like to pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging and Aboriginal Elders of other communities who may be here today.

We acknowledge that we are on Taungurung Country. We hereby express our respect for the Taungurung people, who are the Traditional Owners of the land on which we are based. We pay our respects to their leaders and Elders past, present and emerging, for they hold forever the memories, traditions, culture and hopes of all Taungurung people. We express our gratitude for the sharing of this land.

Menzies Support Services is committed to safe and inclusive places, policies and services for people of LGBTIQ communities.

Menzies Support Services is committed to safe and inclusive places, policies and services for people of LGBTIQ communities.

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