Southern Cross Care Week

SCC in Tasmania began in 1972 when the Knights of the Southern Cross in Launceston established a small retirement village complex of 8 units. Since then the organisation has grown to become the largest wholly Tasmanian provider of care and services to older people.

During our anniversary week in October we recognise and pay tribute to the staff and volunteers. These dedicated and committed people who allow the SCC Mission, Vision and Values to be live.

Certificates and gifts are given to staff and volunteers who have given 10, 15, 20, 25 and now 30 years of service to SCC. A measure of the dedication of our organisation is the increasing numbers of staff and volunteers who have served 20 or more years.

Also during SCC week, the winners of the Lowrie Awards are announced. These awards named for the inaugural Chairman of Southern Cross Care, Ken Lowrie, are given to staff to allow them to undertake an education or training experience that will enhance the services provided to residents by the increased knowledge and skills.