These free or subsidised services are available

Pet care
Pet care
Provided by RSPCA
The Pets of Older Persons (POOPs) program assists socially isolated elderly people in NSW by offering assistance with their pets in times of crisis. The POOPs Program aims to keep pets and their elderly owners happy, healthy and together in their own homes for as long as possible. Home visits can help with pet care, and temporary foster accommodation can be offered if a pet's owner needs to go to hospital.
Cost Subsidised
Phone (02) 9782 4408
Email poops@rspcansw.org.au
Social support
Social support
We provide individual assistance for the frail aged, including shopping with a support worker or just giving them a list, banking, paying bills, friendly home visits, attending medical appointments and filling in government forms.
Cost Subsidised
Phone (02) 8338 8506
Email secc@secc.sydney
Social support and companionship
Social support and companionship
Provided by Meditech
Support and company either at home or out doing the things you enjoy, for improved wellness and overall health. Accompanied walks in the nature reserve, music appreciation sessions, a visit to your preferred club or attending morning tea. This could also provide you with some of the inspiration you need after a setback, illness or loss of a loved one. Providing support to assist you to try new activities, or activities you have not done for a while, or to simply regain previous connections lost over time. You can contact Meditech 24/7.
Cost Subsidised
Phone (02) 9764 4488
Email community@meditechstaffing.com.au
Home visits
Home visits
Provided by 3Bridges Community
Our specialist staff work with clients to identify their needs and develop a program to reduce their isolation and encourage participation, including visiting for a one on one chat, taking the client on an outing including bus trips, lunch and the movies; taking the client for a walk, to the library or other place of interest.
Cost Subsidised
Phone (02) 8558 4000
Email Website form
TeleCHAT
TeleCHAT
Provided by Australian Red Cross
Red Cross provides regular telephone calls to people who have little or no social connection with other people. Friendly volunteers call participants at an agreed time, generally once a week, for an open ended chat. Participants are matched with volunteers based on their interests, hobbies and availability. Phone calls offer a connection to the community providing regular contact with the same volunteer. People receiving calls speak of the companionship and friendship they feel from having another person to talk with.
Cost Free
Phone (03) 9345 1800
Social support
Social support
Stay connected with friendly visits and companionship, at home or on outings. Subsidised by government via a Home Care Package. • No joining fees • No lock-in contracts • No hidden fees • No exit fees
Cost Subsidised
Phone 1800 632 314
Email enquiries@sccliving.org.au
Telephone contact
Telephone contact
Provided by Australian Red Cross
Telecross is a service that provides the elderly and housebound with a reassuring daily phone call to ensure that they are safe and well. If this call goes unanswered an agreed emergency procedure will be activated and help arranged if necessary. Telecross calls are made by trained volunteers daily at an agreed time that suits the recipient of the call. Telecross provides peace of mind to clients and their families, and allows the elderly and housebound to maintain their independence for as long as possibles. Telecross also has the added benefit of providing a degree of companionship and contributes to a decrease in the sense of isolation many people experience.
Cost Free
Phone 1300 885 698
Social support
Social support
Friendly visits arranged as part of the government aged care services to help you remain independent at home.
Cost Subsidised
Phone (02) 9546 5744
Email agedcare@kogarahcommunity.org.au
Social support
Social support
Provided by Life Without Barriers
Life Without Barriers’ services support and provide greater opportunities for older people to remain living in their own homes, in their community for as long as possible. Our social support service can include friendly visiting by one of our home care support staff, assistance with correspondence, accompanied shopping, transport to appointments and visiting friends or family.
Cost Subsidised
Phone 1800 935 483
Email info@lwb.org.au
Home visits
Home visits
Provided by Red Cross
We match volunteers and aged-care participants based on personality, interests, hobbies and background. Each volunteer visits their participant once a week or fortnight for a social visit.
Cost Free
Phone 1300 885 698
Email qldsocialinclusion@redcross.org.au
Social support
Social support
Provided by BaptistCare
Friendly visits and social outings arranged as part of the government aged care services to help you remain independent at home.
Cost Subsidised
Phone 1300 275 227
Email ask@baptistcare.org.au

These commercial services are available

Social support and companionship
Social support and companionship
Provided by Meditech
Support and company either at home or out doing the things you enjoy, for improved wellness and overall health. Accompanied walks in the nature reserve, music appreciation sessions, a visit to your preferred club or attending morning tea. This could also provide you with some of the inspiration you need after a setback, illness or loss of a loved one. Providing support to assist you to try new activities, or activities you have not done for a while, or to simply regain previous connections lost over time. You can contact Meditech 24/7.
Cost Fee for service
Phone (02) 9764 4488
Email community@meditechstaffing.com.au
Social support
Social support
Stay connected with friendly visits and companionship, at home or on outings. Available by private pay. • No joining fees • No lock-in contracts • No hidden fees • No exit fees
Cost Fee for service
Phone 1800 632 314
Email enquiries@sccliving.org.au