Lesley Bryce

Episode 29: Locals taking care of locals

‘Senior citizens are the backbone of a town and important for social cohesion. They are not data but living, breathing people who have value. We need to make sure that they age in dignity,’ said Lesley Bryce, Founder of Bell Cares, joining our podcast in episode 29.

Bell Cares, on Queensland’s Western Downs, assists seniors to access Home Care Packages. They listened to the needs of their community and created an innovative model of care for their ageing population. Employment of local people is crucial for their in home care services. Bell Cares partners with Trilogy Care to provide services and Mable to manage their workforce.

Bell Cares is a perfect example of how a small community has launched an innovative model that works for their rural area.