TransCare October Newsletter

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Bulga Crafters

In rural areas there is no shortage of people who are willing to lend a hand any way they can.
Over recent months the Bulga Crafters have been busy knitting beanies and gloves, and stitching blankets that have been donated to the Cancer Council for the Transport to Treatment program.
Each of our clients on the Transport to Treatment program will be given one of these bags and they can use the contents in the car, on the couch or anywhere they need it.
TransCare is just one of the recipients of the generosity of the Bulga Crafters thanks to the Cancer Councils Upper Hunter office.

Barefoot Bowls Night

TranCare is looking forward to again hosting our Annual Barefoot Bowls Night on Thursday October 24.
The Lions Club of Scone has been a supporter of the Bowls Night since the start and this year we are proud to be partnering with them to support the Local Farmers Drought Relief Fund.
This fund sees that local support stays in the area, providing vouchers and food hampers to families who have fallen on hard times as the dry conditions continue.
Entry is $40 for a team of four with no bowling experience needed, but a sense of fun and costume are encouraged!
New in 2019 will be the opportunity for businesses to sponsor the event, with benefit levels to match the support.
For more information on sponsoring or entering a team in the event, contact Jemma on 0409 780 650 or email

Long Distance Transport Booking Notifications

We will be running a trial of an automated system to deliver confirmations of long distance transport bookings.
In the days prior to your trip you will get a call to your primary contact number that will confirm your appointment time, destination, and pick up time.
For this system to work correctly, please ensure we have your current phone number and address.
The confirmation process for direct (local) and social support transport will remain the same.

Regional Australia Bank donation

On Wednesday August 14 TransCare Community Coordinator Samm Turri attended the annual Community Partnership Program presentation evening.
On the night TransCare was presented a donation of almost $3000, which has been raised by members of the community choosing TransCare as the community beneficiary on their account.
Ask in branch how you can support TransCare next time you visit the Regional Australia Bank.

- Daylight savings will start on Sunday October 6 when clocks will move forward an hour at 2am.
- If you have moved or have a new phone number please let us know so we can keep our records up to date.

Be Connected Workshops

Learning technology can be fun!
Be Connected is a free digital competency course for members of the community over 50 years old. Join thousands of Australians who are taking free courses on everything from how to access the internet, using your device and keeping in touch with others online.
TransCare has partnered with Muswellbrook Shire Council and Upper Hunter Shire Council to offer these workshops.
The three afternoon sessions are;
Monday September 9 in Merriwa,
Tuesday October 1 in Murrurundi,
Tuesday October 29 in Denman.
To book your place please call TransCare and select 2 at the switch, or email

Services Spotlight – Home Care Packages

A Home Care Package is a coordinated package of care and services to help you to live independently in your home for as long as you can.
Some people receive services through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme and are then assessed for a Home Care Package. Others will start with a Home Care Package.
TransCare is an approved Home Care Package provider and are able to offer registered clients
In-Home Assistance, Transport and Social Support Individual services.
To discuss what we can do to help you stay in your home longer, phone the office and select 3 at the switch.

Our Community Partners

TransCare are very grateful to our generous community who make it possible for us to offer our services to the Upper Hunter.