Our Home Community and Support Services are funded by the Australian and South Australian Governments with the aim to assist frail aged individuals (over 65) with functional limitations and their carers to remain living independently in their own homes, to prevent premature entry into supported accommodation, and enhance their quality of living by providing a safe environment.
Providing up to one hour per week of domestic assistance to assist with household chores including cleaning, washing and linen changes.
Providing home maintenance to assist with maintaining a safe environment outside the home. This may include lawn mowing, light pruning, gutter cleaning, and changing light bulbs and washers.
‘KIPSELI’ Social Support in a Group
Providing culturally appropriate care in a centre-based setting allowing individuals to develop, maintain and support their capacity for independent living and social interaction, reducing anxiety and loneliness. This program provides participants the opportunity to socialise and partake in a wide range of interactive activities designed to keep both the mind and body active.
Various guest speakers are also invited to promote health, wellbeing and safety.
RSVP is essential for catering purposes.
Some transport assistance may be provided to eligible participants.
Reconnecting you with the community
Our Social Support Program aims to assist frail aged people or people with disability to live independently. The program enables people to stay connected to their local communities though participation in social activities.
What is the Social Support Program?
This program is a HACC funded program that provides assistance within a range of services such as:
- friendly home visiting
- phone support
- social outings
- shopping assistance
- accompanying clients to appointments
- helping clients or their carers to find support groups
- helping with referrals to other services if needed
Who is eligible for this assistance?
It is available to those who are elderly, over 65 years of age, who are either living alone or have a lack of family support to maintain their independence, and/or people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
The Social Support Program is also available for younger people under 65 with permanent or likely to be permanent specialist disabilities.
Is there any cost involved?
No, there is no cost incurred by the client.
How can I become a volunteer for the Social Support Program?
To be able to assist more clients and provide better service we need the support of volunteers. A volunteer’s role in this program includes services such as transport or home visits to lonely and isolated people in our community. It’s a very rewarding role that enriches volunteers with experiences and opportunities.
Information & Support
This GWC program assist clients and/or their carers with support to understand and manage situations, behaviours and relationships associated with their need for care. This program includes advice and information, and is provided by a bilingual speaker in English and/or Greek.
Respite care is the assistance that a carer receives as a result of supervision and assistance provided to the client. The carer may or may not be present during the delivery of the service. Supporting carers to take a break and have some time to themselves offers them the opportunity to maintain their social networks, improve their health and wellbeing and consequently to be more effective to their caring role.