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Pastoral carers provide comfort

Since September 2014, we have partnered with churches across NSW to support the delivery of volunteer training in pastoral care.

In less than five years, over 50 courses have been delivered by BaptistCare as a trusted care provider, with a further 21 churches now equipped as pastoral care trainers through the scheme.

“The impact of the training in spiritual care has been profound on both the participants and the recipients of the care,” said Suzanne Wilson, BaptistCare Chaplaincy Manager Central.

“It has been a busy and exciting few years, with around 350 people trained through Baptist churches and well over a third of them going on to serve as Pastoral Care Volunteers with BaptistCare, visiting our customers and residents on a regular basis,” said Suzanne.

This year, the Pastoral Care Volunteer team grew to 164 volunteers and together these volunteers extend the work of our Chaplaincy teams, and provide support to our customers who are living in aged care centres and in their own homes.