About Home Modification Solutions

Home Modification Solutions has been assisting the residents of the Sutherland Shire since 1985. We are supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Health.

Being able to live independently at home in comfort and safety is vitally important for your health and wellbeing. At HMS we recognise the significance of this and our team of qualified, professional and licensed trade staff are able to make that possible.

Whether you are finding your home is more challenging or maintenance is becoming difficult we can help. HMS provides high quality services that empower your independence, helping you to stay in your own home for many years to come.

We have over 30 years’ experience catering to residents of the Sutherland Shire and St George regions. So if you want to remain living independently at home but are experiencing difficulties which are making you feel less confident about your ability to do so, we are here to help.

Our services are subsidised by the Commonwealth Government. The focus is on affordable access to modifications and maintenance particularly when it comes to making your home safer and easier to move around.

Our Purpose

To be experts in home modifications and maintenance supporting people who choose to age and stay safely in-home for a better quality of life.

Our Vision

To be the trusted provider of quality in-home solutions to enable the independence of our clients.

Our Board Members

Geoff Herman (Chair)

Geoff Herman is a Consulting Civil Engineer with over 43 years’ experience. In addition to his engineering career, he was on the board of RedR Australia for nine years and completed four overseas postings for disaster relief missions. Before joining the Board of HMS, Geoff assisted many home modification projects for aged and people with a disability for the group Fusion in Western Sydney over several years.

Geoff therefore brings to the Board his knowledge and experience in the management and operation of not-for-profit organisations as well as in the delivery of aged care and disability services through the HACC, NDIS and My Aged Care systems. Geoff also provides direct input to HMS through audits of the Quality Management System and his knowledge of relevant codes, standards and technical requirements. Geoff has a strong focus on contributing to community services organisations to benefit all those who need assistance to live comfortably and safely in their own homes.

Ian Perry

Ian is a Financial Services professional with experience across all levels of banking, finance and insurance. Ian’s also has a specialisation in Corporate and Institutional Agribusiness, including pre-farm gate, large-scale farming enterprise and global agricultural commodity trading.

Ian’s more recent roles include General Manager of a National Financial Services division of an Agricultural Services Company. He is currently consulting with a focus on Fintech in the Agricultural and Private Enterprise sectors.

Ian has a passion to support the growth and development of Australian Agribusiness through facilitating innovative capital structures and insurance products.

Dianne Clemens

Dianne has over 20 years’ experience as a qualified program director providing advice and leadership and assisting teams in developing strategic options for multiple infrastructures and asset programs across all disciplines.  She has worked in several government utilities including Sydney Trains, Australia’s largest passenger and freight railway, Sydney Water and Melbourne railways.

Dianne is also a member of the Inner West Transport Committee where she provides advice in strategic business plans for the local government area and is actively involved in providing feedback to council’s transport plans.   Dianne is a JP and has been a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) for nearly 10 years.

Paul English

Paul has a wealth of experience as a communication specialist and multimedia producer and has sat on the boards of a number of not-for-profit organisations. He worked as a radio journalist/ presenter for many years in Switzerland before moving to the International Red Cross in Geneva where he was a senior manager heading the marketing and multimedia production division. He later opened his own marketing and communication agency and then decided to move back home to Australia.

Paul is the Executive Director and franchise owner of BNI NSW South, a referral networking organisation, and Managing Director of his film production company specialising in business storytelling and life stories. He is also a principal founding member of Life Stories Australia, an association of life story professionals dedicated to documenting the lives of older Australians.

Sarah
Thomas

Sarah Thomas is an occupational therapist with 21 years of clinical experience in several settings including NSW Health, the Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care, and private hospitals.

Since 2014 Sarah has worked as a sole trader providing occupational therapy services throughout metropolitan Sydney but with a particular commitment to the Sutherland Shire.

Sarah has a special interest in home modifications and the effectiveness of such in improving clients’ safety and independence.

Teddy Haryjanto

Teddy is a Finance Manager and Accountant at a not-for-profit organisation. An active member of the State Emergency Services, Teddy is currently studying a Cert IV in Mental Health and Emergency Services. He has attended numerous emergencies in New South Wales over the past six years and has a passion to helping people in times of hardship and stress.

 

Teddy has a number of hobbies including scuba diving for which he has logged over 1000 dives across South East Asia and Australia. As an open water scuba diving instructor Teddy has also trained around 100 students. Teddy is also passionate about the growth and development of people and seeks ways to encourage and help others. Teddy enjoys spending time with his daughters and caring for his chickens and garden.

Roslyn
Morton

Roslyn has recently joined the HMS Board and has taken on the role of Secretary. Prior to her retirement in 2019, Roslyn was the General Manager of a large Community Transport organisation based in Sutherland Shire. Previously, she worked as a Coordinator for Food Services in St George region.

For the past 30 years Roslyn has worked in a variety of roles in various community-based organisation and has over 40 years’ worth of volunteer experience with organisations such as Girl Guides, Asthma Foundation, Central and South Sydney Primary Health Network, Aged and Community Services, Sutherland Shire Access Committee, ShireBiz Committee and St George Community Services. Roslyn has a Post Graduate Diploma in Law, Bachelor Soc. Sc. in Community Development and a Diploma in Community Services.

Greg Storr

Greg has qualifications in science and engineering and has been in executive and director roles mainly involved with the operation and safety of complex high-cost infrastructure which are subject to highly regulated conditions. Greg currently undertakes consulting work nationally and internationally for various clients including a United Nations’ agency.

Greg’s professional interests include the knowledge and application of good safety practices in the design and operation of facilities and businesses as well as applying appropriate risk management practices to assist those businesses in achieving their goals. Greg has been a leader of large teams from multiple disciplines and backgrounds. He is interested in contributing to the success of HMS and assisting clients in living productive lives in their own homes.

The new Charter of Aged Care Rights

The new Charter of Aged Care Rights took effect on 1st July 2019. This video explains the rights and responsibilities of those receiving aged care, as well as what they can expect under the new Charter.

You have the right to have control over, and make choices about, your care, personal and social life.

For more information, please view the video.