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Community Aged Care


Across metropolitan and regional areas in South Australia, we support older people to continue living at home independently and to actively participate in their community.


The Community Aged Care team provides assistance with activities and tasks that have become challenging due to age, frailty or disability, such as cleaning, shopping and transport. We tailor packages to suit our customers and their requirements, actively working alongside people to encourage them to do what they can, but supporting them wherever help is needed.


Social support offers our customers the chance to get out of the house to meet up with friends, have a volunteer regularly call or visit them at home, or make new connections through group outings and activities.


We also support carers in their caring role and provide opportunities for respite while the person they care for is supported.


Our staff come from a range of cultural backgrounds, allowing us to provide more holistic support to meet customers’ language needs and create strong connections through cultural understanding.


Aboriginal Community Connect


Aboriginal Community Connect (ACC) offers ‘one-stop’ support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people needing support across the Murray Mallee, Riverland, Limestone Coast regions and north-west suburbs of Adelaide.


The service supports people with issues associated with substance misuse; social isolation; poverty and disadvantage; housing; the effects of other trauma; and physical and mental health.


With this holistic approach, ACC provides culturally respectful support, helping our clients to heal and connect to community to begin to make positive changes in their lives. There is particular focus on enhancing people’s strengths, supporting them to develop positive independent living skills, minimise the risk of homelessness, and improve wellbeing. Clients take part in group work with links to Aboriginal art and craft activities, cultural workshops, traditional healing and other cultural activities.


Audrey, Community Aged Care client “ WE PROVIDED MORE THAN


of support for older people to help them to live well at home, including domestic assistance, personal care, respite and social support


25,600 HOURS 10


I see more fun in my week.


UNITING COMMUNITIES IS MARVELLOUS; THEY’RE VERY, VERY HELPFUL AND I’D RECOMMEND THEM TO ANYBODY. THEY DO MY HOUSEWORK FOR ME ONCE A WEEK – CLEAN THE BATHROOM, VACUUM THE FLOORS, DO MY WASHING AND MAKE MY BED. BUT I REALLY LOOK FORWARD TO THE DAY OUTINGS EVERY WEEK – GOING TO THE PICTURES OR SOMETHING – I’M THERE! I DON’T WANT TO STAY AT HOME, STARING AT THE WALLS. I WANT TO GO OUT AND IT’S WONDERFUL.


Stephen, Aboriginal Community Connect client


I see art as a way to connect with and encourage others so that they can believe in who they are and move forward.


“ Through its residential program, ACC supported a total of 1677


FAMILIES, ADULTS & CHILDREN


/


LAST YEAR


ABORIGINAL COMMUNITY CONNECT HAS HELPED ME A LOT. ART IS A GIFT THAT’S BEEN SPIRITUALLY GIVEN TO ME, SO I LIKE BEING PART OF THE GROUP ART SESSIONS EACH WEEK. IT’S A SAFE PLACE FOR PEOPLE TO GET TOGETHER TO TALK ABOUT ISSUES THAT OTHERS MAY NOT UNDERSTAND ABOUT ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE USE. WE SHARE OPENLY, HONESTLY AND WITHOUT ANY JUDGEMENT.


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