Welcome to the Samford Support Network

Community supporting Community

Statement about SSN providing services under COVID restrictions. Click to view.

The health and safety of our volunteers and our supported community members is paramount.

The SSN are considered a “non-restricted business, activity or undertaking” providing essential services under the Queensland Government COVID health directives and guidelines and at all times will abide by those health directives.

The SSN has a COVID-19 Safety Plan that complies with the COVID Safe Framework and applies to all SSN activities. Additional instructions apply to some specific SSN activities such as driving supported community members in SSN volunteers’ private cars and assembling and transporting food boxes to community members.

Notably, the SSN meet the needs of providing:

  • Medical or healthcare needs, including compassionate requirements, and
  • Work, or volunteering, or study if it is not reasonably practicable to work or learn remotely.

The SSN will determine, based on the latest Queensland Government advice at the time, whether any of our services cannot be provided and will notify affected volunteers and supported community members accordingly.

If you have any questions or comments please contact the SSN on SSN@samfordsupportnetwork.com or call 0470 214 916.
Updated 17 January 2021

The Samford Support Network (SSN) consists of local unpaid volunteers (run by a volunteer non-paid Management Committee) working with other organisations to assist current and former Samford community clients who are registered with the Samford Support Network.

The SSN provides assistance to people in our community with a wide range of individual caring and support services in the following suburbs within the 4520 Queensland postcode area:

​Samford Village, Samford Valley, Wights Mountain,
Camp Mountain, Highvale, Closeburn, Cedar Creek, Yugar and Draper.

The Samford Support Network supports our community with the following objectives:

  1. Provide support (including but not limited to transport, social network and emergency support) to people in the Samford Area who are:

a.   struggling and frail elderly; or
b.   struggling and have a disability; or
c.   struggling and incapacitated due to illness, trauma or accident; or
d.   struggling.

  1. Offer transport to and/or from the Samford Area for people meeting objective (a) above, who used to live in the Samford Area and now live within the proximity of the Samford Area and cannot drive themselves.
  2. Receive and acquit financial support through grants and community sources to further the objectives of the association.