Social Inclusion

ARE YOU ARE A NEW CUSTOMER OVER THE AGE OF 65 YEARS?

With changes to the Commonwealth funding, all vacancies with our funded services including Social Inclusion, Lawn Mowing and Meals on Wheels must be referred online via the Commonwealth's My Aged Care .
We can no longer take direct referrals - we are happy to discuss with you what we have on offer but please be mindful you will need to call My Aged Care to be assessed and referred through them.
My Aged Care was established by the Australian Government to help you navigate the changes to the aged care system. The website and contact centre provides information on aged care for you, family members, friends or someone you are caring for.
Hours
Monday - Friday: 8am -8pm
Saturday: 10am - 2pm
w: My Aged Care  
p: 1800 200 422 

 

Our Social Inclusion Program provides support for people who are frail and/or aged, people living with disability and their carers. The program aims to help you feel more included, connected and valued in our community and builds on your existing skills, strengths, interest and networks.

Working with you individually, our trained volunteers take the time to help you identify a goal and assist you in developing a plan to achieve your goal. We can support you with:

  • reconnecting with family and friends
  • engaging in social activities
  • staying fit and healthy
  • joining a club or group
  • finding and participating in training or education options
  • finding volunteering opportunities.

You'll need to pay for your own transport and activity cost. 

This service is funded by the federal and NSW state government to provide social support, information and advocacy to enable people to remain independent and living at home, preventing premature admission to a nursing home or other residential care.

Fees

Brokerage of Social Support: Hourly fees for social support visit by volunteer

$42.40

Brokerage of Social Support: Hourly fees for social support visit by Social Inclusion Coordinator

$56.40

Brokerage of Social Support: Hourly fees for Social Support visit by Social Inclusion worker

$45.40

All costs are reviewed annually in the Schedule of Fees and Charges 2016-17 (Section 12, Point 12).

Contact

Home Support and Community Services
Monday to Friday 8:30 - 4:30pm

126 Church st, Parramatta
p: 02 9806 5121
f: 02 9806 5925