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Commonwealth Home Support Program

The Commonwealth Social Support Group Program is a service that provides leisure activities to the Arabic speaking frail aged. 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.

Who can access this service?

  • Seniors aged 65 and over
  • Arabic speaking
  • Living independently
  • Live in Sydney’s Inner West of Eastern Suburbs
  • Those who would like to socialise more with other people their age
  • Those who would like to learn new things or have time with others that also speak your language

What does the program deliver:

  • Information sessions
  • Activities
  • Monthly excursions
  • Community Events
  • Cultural festivities
  • Gentle exercise
  • Yoga
  • Falls prevention
  • Music, dance and singing
  • Computer classes – including help with smartphones and tablets

Centre transport is available upon request for those who live in the Canterbury and Bankstown district. A small fee applies.

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, please say the name of the language when you call My Aged Care and they will organise an interpreter for you.

You can phone TIS (Translating and Interpreting Services) on 131 450 and ask them to contact My Aged Care.

If you require any more information please call us on (02) 9758 3436

 

Centre Opening Hours:

Monday-Friday  9:00am till 5:00pm

Who We Are?

Tripoli and Mena Association (TMA) Limited is a community based, non-profit welfare organisation. It was humbly established in 1975 by a group of young Arabic speaking migrants. Their main vision was to help people from their community with everyday welfare needs. Meeting these needs enabled the Arabic speaking community to progress and integrate into Australian society.

Since its establishment, TMA Ltd. has expanded and become a unique, little organisation that has achieved big things. Its resource base and service provision are as diverse as the community they endeavour to serve. These resources and services are continually developing to meet the changing needs of the Arabic speaking community.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a quality service to the people of our community through a range of services and programs designed to strengthen our community and promote community connectedness, wellbeing and empowerment.

Vision

A vibrant Australian-Arabic speaking community by working with you through all the stages of your life, and where no-one is isolated or left behind.

Aims and Objectives

    • To help people from the Arabic speaking community strengthen themselves, their families and their community.
    • To increase the Arabic speaking community’s resilience and build social capital.
    • To advocate for, and empower, people from the Arabic speaking community.
    • To continually meet the changing needs of the Arabic speaking community.
    • To deliver our services according to the principles of Social Justice, Access, Equity, Rights, Participation, Empowerment, Inclusiveness, Advocacy, Respect, Duty of Care, and, Values and Ethics.
    • To provide information, referral and support services.
    • To encourage the preservation of the Arab culture and the Arabic language.
    • To promote and encouragemulticultural and cross-cultural initiatives and activities.
    • To network with, and develop, sustainable partnerships with other organisations and services relevant to welfare provision.

The TMA Values

People

Tripoli and Mena Association Ltd. (TMA) respects and values each person. It accepts and supports a diverse range of individuals and encourages them to develop as significant contributors to the community as a whole. It treats all people with honesty, integrity and dignity.

Teamwork

Organisations are much stronger and more efficient and effective when working as a team. The TMA is committed to building teamwork, respect and trust among staff and with clients.

Excellence

The TMA is committed to providing excellence in service provision to the Arabic speaking community and to each other. It promotes a supportive environment, where high performance, accountability, efficiency, effectiveness and commitment to the work of The TMA are consistent characteristics.

Collaborative Partnerships

The TMA recognises that strong partnerships with our community are vital to quality service delivery and we foster cooperation and trust to sustain and promote community relationships.

Equality of Access

The TMA is committed to a high level of physical, social and economic access to its programs and facilities. The TMA provides service without prejudice and promotes understanding and respect among all races, religions and cultures.

رسالتنا

نسعى جاهدين لتوفير ما يكفي من المساعدة الاجتماعية للمجتمع الناطق باللغة العربية من أجل تحقيق أقصى قدر من الإمكانات البشرية والرفاه للمشاركة الناجحة في المجتمع الاسترالي.

الأهداف والغايات

• تلبية الاحتياجات المتغيرة باستمرار للمجتمع الناطق باللغة العربية.

• تقديم المعلومات والإحالة وخدمات الدعم.

• مساعدة الأفراد من الجالية الناطقة بالعربية لتقوية أنفسهم وأسرهم ومجتمعهم.

• زيادة القدرة على التكيف في المجتمع العربي ، وبناء قدرات اجتماعية.

• تشجيع الحفاظ على الثقافة العربية واللغة العربية.

• تعزيز وتشجيع المبادرات المتعددة الثقافات وتعدد الثقافات والأنشطة.

• مناصرة ، وتقوية أبناء الجالية العربية.

• تقديم خدماتنا وفقا لمبادئ العدالة الاجتماعية ، التواصل ، العدالة ، الحقوق والمشاركة ،تعزيز القدرات الفردية، والشمولية ، والدفاع ، احترام واجب الرعاية ، والقيم والأخلاق.

• التواصل مع ، وتنمية وتطوير الشراكة المستدامة مع المنظمات الأخرى والخدمات ذات الصلة لتحسين الخدمات الاجتماعية.

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