Social & Community Engagement

Social & Community Engagement


Peoplecare has always held a strong relationship and interaction with the communities in which we operate. We support many initiatives in those communities, including:


Illawarra Community

  • Healthy Cities Illawarra
  • Illawarra Aquathon
  • Food Fairness Illawarra
  • Illawarra Football Association
  • Illawarra Junior Football Association
  • Illawarra Business Chamber
  • International Womens Week
  • CRM-Springhill Children’s Xmas Tree
  • Bandage Bear fund for Illawarra Kids with Disabilities
  • Lifeline’s Good Mood Safari
  • Illawarra Prostate Cancer Support Group
  • Cancer Council – Relay for Life
  • Illawarra 100 x 100s
  • Rotaract Hospital Bed Run
  • Savvy Survivor
  • Tri the Gong


Mornington Peninsula Community 

  • Western Port Children’s Xmas Tree
  • Mens Health promotions – Bluescope Steel, Western Port
  • Health Expo – Bluescope Steel, Western Port
  • 3MP Community Partnership
  • Staff volunteering for Country Fire Authority
  • Staff volunteering for L2P - Learner Driver Mentor Program


Social responsibility

Peoplecare has consistently ensured it is an ethical corporate citizen that makes a significant contribution to the community. The flexible work environment at Peoplecare facilitates the community involvement of staff members who support and participate in community activities.

Wherever possible, Peoplecare uses local suppliers and has established a number of strategic partnerships with other businesses.


Leadership in our industry/communities

Peoplecare staff also participate in our industry and communities through their contribution to the governance of community and industry groups:


Industry Groups

Australian Health Service Alliance Michael Bassingthwaighte Director (1994 - present)
HIRMAA Michael Bassingthwaighte Director (1983 - present)
HAMB Systems Limited (HAMBS) Michael Bassingthwaighte Chair of Board (1991 - present)
HIRMAA, Marketing Committee  Anita Mulrooney  Chair (2006 – present) 
Private Health Insurance Ombudsman’s Consumer Website Reference Group Anita Mulrooney Reference Group Member (2007 – present)
HAMBS User Group Executive Dale Cairney Chair (2007 - present)
Southern Research Health Alliance  Dr Melinda Williams  Member (2014 - present) 
Centre for Health Initiatives  Dr Melinda Williams  Associate Member (2014 - present) 
Auscontact Association Limited  Tory Macri Illawarra Regional Representative
(2002 - present) 


Community Groups 

Illawarra Business Chamber Michael Bassingthwaighte Director (2008 – present)
Australian Health Services Research Institute - University of Wollongong  Michael Bassingthwaighte Director (2010 - present) 
Community Reference Group – University of
Michael Bassingthwaighte Community Representative
(2013 - present)
Illawarra Health & Medical Research Institute –
University of Wollongong 
Michael Bassingthwaighte  Director (2014 - present) 
The Salvation Army Business Leaders Appeal  Michael Bassingthwaighte  Chair (2009 – present) 
University of Wollongong, Alumni Development Group Anita Mulrooney Chair (2009 – 2014)
IRIS Research Anita Mulrooney Director (2010 - present)
Destination Wollongong Anita Mulrooney Director (2012 - present)
IRT Research Foundation Anita Mulrooney Committee Member (2012 - present)
WEA Illawarra Dale Cairney Director (2009 - present)
The Cram Foundation Dale Cairney Director (2015 - present) 
Cancer Council’s Relay for Life Illawarra Chris Stolk Committee Member (2011 - present)
The Cram Foundation  Dr Melinda Williams  Director (2014 - present) 
Port Kembla Ski Club Ltd John Henry Treasurer (2009 - present)
Cancer Council’s Relay for Life Illawarra Bronwyn Wood Committee Member (2010 - present)
Australian Red Cross Blood Service 24 Peoplecare staff Club Red – Corporate blood donations (2007 - present)
Country Fire Authority David Hartigan Previous Firefighter of the Year, Crew Leader, Life Member, Volunteer (1985 - present)
Frankston City L2P - Learner Driver Mentor Program  David Hartigan  Volunteer (2010 - present) 
Windang Lifesaving Raelene Burns Volunteer
Scout Association of Australia Megan Roser Leader and Volunteer (2002 – present)
The Arcadians Theatre Group Lauren Thrift Volunteer (2008 - present)
Roo Theatre Lauren Thrift Volunteer (2010 - present)
Retail Business Awards Tory Macri  Judge (2014)