Social connection & care packages for our Homemakers

Apr 7, 2020

This is a challenging time for the communities in which we all live and work. The care of our residents, team members and our broader community of families and friends, partners and suppliers are a priority for us at Group Homes Australia.

Social connection while social distancing is a specific priority for us.

Keeping our residents busy with meaningful and purposeful activities places an even bigger responsibility on our care staff – our Homemakers – while adhering to social distancing where possible.

There are increasing responsibilities being placed on everyone in the communities where we live and work and in particular this work being managed by our Homemakers. We value our homemakers, and the incredible work that they do for our residents everyday.

A Group Homes Australia staff survey recently revealed that, due to our Homemaker shift times, many had expressed that they were “struggling to make it to the grocery store within opening hours, and when they do, there is limited stock on the shelves.”

Co-CEO’s of Group Homes Australia, Tamar Krebs and Jonathan Gavshon made the swift decision to support our Homemakers with an immediate delivery of groceries.

A care package was arranged and sent to every Homemaker of Group Home Australia, representing approximately 150 staff with the essentials, including pasta, tinned goods, fruit, vegetables, milk, bread, and of course, toilet paper!

These were delivered to our 11 homes across NSW, for Homemakers to take home with them after their shift.

Founder and Co-CEO Tamar Krebs said that,

“Caring is not limited to just our residents and families. It’s about our people who are a part of our GHA family.”

We recently spoke to Erix Tan Feliz who goes by the name Kem. He is a Homemaker Supervisor Assistant at one of our homes in Warriewood, NSW who said:

 “The care packages are a really big help”, and show that Group Homes “not only care for their residents but also their staff”.

Kem has been working and taking care of residents at Group Homes Australia for the past 2.5 years.

He mentioned during his time, “that this is not the first time that Group Homes has showed how they care for their team.

Not only in gestures like this when in need, but also in the ongoing support and personal connections formed within the organization, at every level, and with openness and transparency.”

If we can assist with answering any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our Resident Relations Manager for support on 1300 015 406

For further information please don’t hesitate to contact the Group Homes Australia Home Support Office.


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