When buying off the plan it’s important to know the team behind it. Afterall, they are the ones helping you find your new home. Today we’re sharing a new series where we’ll profile the Mankara development partners and we are starting with Southcare.
In its purest form, Southcare helps people, connects people and builds communities.
They’ve been using their caring hands for almost 40 years and this helping mentality is what inspired them to develop Mankara.
“After undertaking extensive research into the local community’s needs, we understood that there is no age-appropriate accommodation for our ageing population so we thought we would create it,” Southcare Chief Executive Officer Dr Nicky Howe said.
“In doing so, we are creating a magical space for people aged 55 years and over, knowing they can live well, live independently and live with purposeful connection both at home and in the community.
When complete, Mankara will open its doors to help 82 new families start a new journey, but it is certainly not the first time that Southcare has opened its doors to help others.
It all started in 1982 when a group of 20 volunteers started providing emergency assistance in the form of baby blankets and food hampers to people on severely restricted incomes and benefits. The Manning/Karawara Emergency Relief Planning Committee, whose members were drawn from nearby churches together with representatives from the Department of Community Services, Health Department, Karawara Residents Associations, Social Work Faculty of the West Australian Institute of Technology held regular meetings to discuss the services and supports required to assist others in need.
And in a fitting nod to its rich history, an art installation inspired by the knitting stiches used to create the caring blankets is in the works, which will take pride of place near the main entrance and community café when complete.
“Southcare undoubtedly has a rich tapestry and, four decades on, we are keeping that alive and close to our hearts as we shape this development,” Dr Howe said.
“We also keep our five values close – quality, respect, integrity, empathy and cooperation – and operate with the best interests of our customers all the time.”
Today, Southcare is a not-for-profit provider that helps thousands of people live independently by offering local, reliable, flexible, and innovative solutions designed to meet individual needs.
It has home care workers helping customers with Home Care Packages, Commonwealth Home Support Programmes (CHSP), private home care services and short-term restorative care.
All of its aged care services are delivered in line with the Aged Care Quality and Safety Standards and it is audited by both the State and Federal Governments to ensure ongoing compliance.
- Dementia care
- Respite care
- Interim hospital care
- Transition care
- Personal care
- Domestic assistance
- Nursing care
- Social support
It’s community service programs include Aboriginal Family Support, Emergency Relief, Financial Counselling, Opportunity Shop and Leadership Training Programs.
Southcare is located at 53 Bickley Crescent in Manning, so when we say it is literally within the heart of this development(which is at 52 Bickley Crescent in Manning), we mean it!