As part of the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP), the Greek Welfare Centre provides entry-level support for older people who need assistance to stay at home and maintain their independence. To support this, we subsidise a range of home care services including help with daily tasks, home modifications, transport, social support and other care.
We realise that most people prefer to stay in their own home for as long as possible and our aim is to assist older Australians (and their carers) to remain living independently in their own homes, to prevent or delay premature entry into aged care facilities, to remain socially connected with their community and enhance their quality of life by providing a safe environment.
Providing services in your home to assist with household chores such as cleaning, washing and linen changes.
Providing assistance with the purpose of maintaining a safe environment outside the home. This may include lawn mowing, light pruning or changing light bulbs.
‘KIPSELI’ Social Support 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, well-being and safety.
RSVP is essential for catering purposes.
Some transport assistance may be provided to eligible participants.
Social Support Individual
Connect with Community – Increase Independence – Strengthen Resilience
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?
- 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.
How can I become a volunteer for the Social Support Program?
To volunteer with this service please refer to our Volunteer’s page for details.
Counselling, Support, Information & Advocacy
This GWC program assists clients under 65 with a disability 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.
Supporting carers to take a break and have some time to themselves. This allows them the opportunity to maintain their social networks, improve their own health and wellbeing which consequently enables them to be more effective in their caring role. Emergency or ongoing respite is available.
Assistance with activities of daily living including showering and grooming.