Bur Del

Bur-Del Co-operative Advancement Society Limited

Burdekin Branch

Departments

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Receptionist Department

  1. Nora Lampton
  2. Shanae Messer-Pryor
  3. Nerida George
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Home Care Depatment (cHSP, QCSS, NDIS, HCP)

  1. Lynette Zaro
  2. Robert Lesca
  3. Zimyra Monday
  4. Ses Zaro
  5. Vanessa Monday (Jnr)
  6. Martina Monday
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Finance
Department

  1. Glennis Campbell
  2. Leanne Reiners
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Housing
Department

  1. Tamara White
  2. Jodie Smith
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Kitchen
Department

  1. Mary Paradisis
  2. Katrina Capper
 
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Aborignality
Centre

  1. Coral Malayta
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Allied Health
Hub

  1. Nerida George
  2. Andreas Reiners
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Bur-Del Healthy Learning

  1. Joanne Ballin
  2. Marlene McIvor
 
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marketing & advocacy

  1. Zimyra Monday
  2. Robert Lesca
  3. Catherine Duffy

Our Services

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Receptionist

Our front desk aims to accommodate all your requests and concerns. Department responsibilities include:

• Redirecting call 
• Assistance with any general enquiries
• Bookings for local/Townsville appointments

Please keep in mind that our receptionist does their best to ensure you meet your needs & requirements.

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home care (CHPS, QCSS, NDIS)

The Home Care team arranges high-quality services for our valued clients. Department responsibilities include: 

• Signing up new clients
• Yearly reviews
• Taking any client queries about the services
• Referrals (podiatry, home modifications, allied health, meals, domestic assistance (high clean/bond clean), garden maintenance)

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Home Care Package (HCP)

Home Care Packages (HCP) are one of the ways that our clients can access affordable care services to get some help at home. Department responsibilities include: 

• Signing up new clients
• Yearly reviews
• Taking any client queries about the services
• Referrals (podiatry, home modifications, allied health, meals, domestic assistance (high clean/bond clean), garden maintenance)
• Budgets
• Monthly statements

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Housing

At the core, Bur-Del aims to provide rental accommodation to Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander and Australian South Sea Islander families in the Burdekin region. Bur-Del strives toward affordable and culturally appropriate housing for its tenants. Bur-Del owns and manages 38 houses, four units with two-bedroom units. Bur-Del tenancy manages five units with two bedrooms under Community Housing.

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Finance

Our trained team handles the financials of Bur-Del and our clients on a day-to-day basis. Department responsibilities include:

• Incoming Invoices
• Accounts
• Client other fees

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Kitchen

Bur-Del offers healthy and nutritious meals prepared by professionals. 

• Meals at Centre
• Meals at Home (5x frozen meals a week – delivered every Monday)

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Aborignality Centre

The Aboriginality Centre focuses exclusively on the diverse history, cultures and heritage of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Australian South Sea Islander families in the Burdekin region and beyond. 

• Social support group
• Transport (to and from centre)
• Meals at the centre (1x morning tea + 1x lunch)
• Daily activities

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Allied Health Hub

The team of healthcare professionals at the Allied Health Hub focus on the well-being of our clients through:

• Physiotherapy
• Exercises
• Mobility
• Strength
• Balance

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Bur-Del Healthy Learning centre

The Early Intervention Program focuses on incorporating health, development and learning for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged between 3-5 years.

Social Support Services

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Domestic Assistance

Clients are allocated two Bur-Del social support workers to attend clients’ homes 2 – 4 a month to help clients with their weekly/fortnightly general cleaning. 

General clean – Vacuum, mop, wipe down kitchen bench tops, Bathroom & Toiler, clients bed room & linen services (45 minutes) – Social (15 minutes) or 1 hour full general clean.

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Unaccompanied Shopping

Clients are allocated two Bur- Del social support workers to attend clients’ home 2 – 4 a month to help clients with their weekly/fortnightly grocery shop. Workers are allocated to pick up clients’ shopping lists & methods of payment (cash or card) and deliver service of unaccompanied shopping. Staff will then deliver and pack away clients’ groceries with clients cards or changes and the receipt.

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Personal Care

Clients are allocated two Bur-del social support workers to attend the client’s home 2-5 times a week to help clients with daily tasks such as bathing, showering and getting dressed.

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Garden Maintenance

Bur-Del provides lawn maintenance 2x a month ($20 surplus fee) and Green waste if necessary.

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Minor Home Modifications

Minor installation of safety aids such ad, aids, alarms, ramps and support rails in each client’s home.

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Local Transport

Transportation to and from appointments and accompanied shopping.

 
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Townsville Transport

Transportation to and from out-of-town appointments. Clients will receive a courtesy call in regards to pick-up time a day prior to clients’ appointments.

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Meals at centre

Providing meals at the Aboriginality Centre 4 days a week.

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Meals at home

5x Frozen meals delivered every Monday

 

Do My Needs meet the requirements?

  1. Home Care Package (HCP) To find out if you are eligible for a home care package or any other help at home services, call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422. The My Aged Care contact centre will ask you a series of questions to determine if you need an assessment by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT).
  2. During the assessment the ACAT will determine if you are eligible for a home care package and which package level best meets your care needs. There are four levels:
    1. Level 1 – Basic care needs
    2. Level 2 – Low-level care needs
    3. Level 3 – Intermediate care needs
    4. Level 4 – High-Level care needs.
  3. You will be approved for one level of the home care package. You will be prioritised for care based on your assessed need.
  4. Each level of home care package provides a different subsidy amount. This amount is paid to your selected approved home care provider. The subsidy contributes to the total cost of your services and care delivery. It si expected that you will contribute to the cosy of your care where your personal circumstances allow.
  1. Home Care (CHP, QCSS, NDIS) – you may be eligible for services under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme if you are:
  2. 65 years or older, or 50 years or older and identify as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person, or 50 years or older and on a low income, homeless or at risk of homelessness
  3. Still living at home
  4. In need of help at home to continue to live independently.
  5. To find out if you need an assessment and if you are eligible for help at home services, call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422. The My Aged Care staff will ask you questions about your current news and circumstances so they can refer you to appropriate aged care services. You will need to have a Regional Assessment Service Agreement before you can be approved for care.