What is your name and job title?

My name is  Sunet Russouw and I'm a social worker.

How did you fend off cabin fever during isolation?

By engaging in some creative arts. I enjoy drawing and I've been doing a pastel drawing of my dog. I'm also working on an embroidery project, which is new to me, but I love bright colours and it's very bright and makes me feel really happy.

Also, my background is South African and we've been spending some time making the culture more alive for my son.


How has your role changed in the last 6 months? 

I've been enjoying having uninterrupted time that I could really devote to working on projects. It's been making my productivity really rocket.

It has also been really awesome to spend more time with my two puppies, being here when my son comes home from school and enjoying more coffees with my partner.

I've always known that I'm pretty resilient, and that I can do a lot of things on my own but I've learned the importance of having social connections and relationships around me, and having someone that I can talk to and reach out to if needed.

I've learned how key it is to let others know how important they are in my life.

What has the experience taught you about the Allambi Care team?

How they can really pull together and rally around our clients.

It's amazing to see from our youth workers right through to Simon pulling together...

I can distinctly remember one of my clients had an issue with her washing machine breaking down during isolation and she was very distressed about it.

I put out a call, and within two hours, Simon rocked up at her home with his old washing machine.

And seeing that was just amazing.