STAR Community Services continues to work in the community

STAR Community Services is supporting more than 8,500 vulnerable disabled and elderly people in your community.  The STAR cars are the latest update, with every car being fitted with an automatic devise that introduces antibacterial formula into the vehicle that protects against airborne pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites.  Drivers have also been provided with additional antibacterial wipes and hand sanitisers to ensure that regular wipe downs occur and hand hygiene practices are increased.

General Manager, Patsy Wilshire said, “We are taking a calm, calculated and planned approach to this situation to ensure we can sustain client essential services. We want to ensure that our clients, volunteers and staff are cared for and safe during this unprecedented time.

We have a Pandemic Response Management team led by an experienced emergency response manager.  Their function is to coordinate our Pandemic Plan, putting necessary precautions in place to ensure against the spread of COVID-19.

Our approach will always be in-line with expert advice and please be assured that STAR is following the advice of the Chief Medical Office and the Department of Health.”

Mrs. Wilshire has thanked volunteers and staff for their extraordinary commitment to clients and reminded them to reach out if they needed assistance and that “we are all in this together”.

Important infection control measures have been increased by all staff who offer a direct service to our clients.  STAR has flexible work conditions in-place and where possible, office staff are working from home to reduce the everyday contact.

STAR has postponed some client group activities, for now, and we are looking forward to a time when we can recommence these.

Even with the need to be isolated right now, it is important that our elderly and vulnerable feel cared for.  If you are over 65 years of age or have a disability and need support from STAR Community Services, please call 07 3821 6699.