Welcome to the Samford Support Network

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SSN monthly “Digital Workshops for the over 65’s” classes starting 17 July 2021 at the Samford Community Hub. Free Tickets now available. Click to find out more.

To book your place at these classes click: BuyTickets.at/ssn (Tickets are Free).

If you are unable to book online please call 0490 114 301 or email SSN@samfordsupportnetwork.com.
Preference given to community members living in Samford and surrounds.

The Samford Support Network is offering some fun, interactive workshops led by the amazing Dr. Elizabeth Heck and aimed at people over 65 who know little or nothing about the Internet, computers, smartphones etc.  The aim is to empower the community to engage more confidently with online services and become able to, for example, order online shopping in the event that getting to the shops becomes difficult.

These FREE Digital Workshops are proudly sponsored by a grant from the Eastern Star Foundation, and you must be over 65 to attend.

Dr Elizabeth Heck is recognised as a 2018 Advance Queensland Community Digital Champion. Elizabeth delivers digital media workshops that teach a diverse range of participants about all aspects of digital storytelling and related participatory media practices.

  • Class 1: Mobile phone and the installation of core service and entertainment apps (e.g: ‘Check in Qld’, ‘ABC Listen’, ‘Aged Care providers’ and so forth).
  • Class 2: Online Banking and Online Shopping, and being safe and secure on the Internet
  • Class 3: Social Media (Facebook, Instagram) and emails
  • Class 4: Photography and video recording
  • Class 5: Facetime, Microsoft Teams and Zoom conference calling.

If you have a smartphone or tablet please bring it along with your charger. A limited number of devices may be available for those without one.

Updated 2 July 2021

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.