Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP)
Social Support Group (Inner West and South West Suburbs)
The Social Support Group is a service that provides leisure activities to the Arabic speaking seniors. It works to reduce the risk of social isolation by encouraging clients to meet new people, socialise, participate in planned events and activities and hence, lead an active lifestyle.
The program includes structured activities that focus on improving the individual’s daily living skills as well as meeting their physical, emotional and social support needs. Consumers are assisted by qualified Arabic support workers.
What does the program deliver:
- Information sessions
- Monthly excursions
- Community Events
- Cultural festivities
- Gentle exercise
- Falls prevention
- Music, dance and singing
- Computer classes
Transport can be provided to the centre and back home for those who live in the Canterbury and Bankstown district. A small fee applies.
Flexible Respite (South West and West Sydney)
Tripoli and Mena Flexible Respite Program – Support for Family Caregivers
The Flexible Respite for Carers program offers in home respite care to carers of frail, older Arabic citizens including those living with dementia. Services are tailored to meet individual consumer needs and can be provided in a person’s home.
The Flexible Respite program provides carers with the opportunity to pursue personal interests, or simply to have a break from their care giving role and thereby increase their capacity to continue caring for their loved ones for as long as possible.
Flexible Respite Program Care Coordinators also give much needed support to carers through the provision of information and referral to other service providers where necessary.
Personal Care (South West Sydney)
This service provides individuals with personal needs that include: taking a bath or shower, getting dressed, personal grooming and other things that help them stay safe around your home.
Who can access this service?
- Seniors aged 65 and over
- Arabic speaking
- Living independently
What do I need to do next:
If you wish to receive Individual and/or Group Social Support Services from us, let the My Aged Care Contact Centre know about your preference for the Social Support Program.
- You can contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 to find out about services that will assist you continue to live independently at home.
- Your carer, family member, friend or other local service provider can also contact My Aged Care on your behalf.
If you speak a language other than English, you can phone TIS (Translating and Interpreting Services) on 131 450 and ask them to contact My Aged Care in your language.
Social Support Group: (02) 9759 3436
Flexible Respite and Personal Care: (02) 9758 1366
Centre Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday 9:00am till 5:00pm