These free or subsidised services are available

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. TeleCHAT offers 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
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
Provided by Australian Unity
With our flexible community support, you can continue to enjoy activities and time with friends and family. You might be interested in attending a group outing or family occasion, going shopping, meeting friends or taking up a new hobby. We can assist you to do the things you love to do. Government funding may be available if you meet the eligibility criteria.
Cost Subsidised
Phone 1300 160 170
Email Website form
Social support
Social support
Social support to help you remain independent at home.
Cost Subsidised
Phone 1300 236 382
Email info@benetas.com.au
Social support
Social support
Provided by Uniting AgeWell
Access to social, recreational and educational programs, subsidised by government aged care programs.
Cost Subsidised
Phone 1300 783 435
Email info@unitingagewell.org
Social support
Social support
Social and recreational activities subsidised by government to help you stay living in your own home.
Cost Subsidised
Phone (03) 8517 5999
Email info@jewishcare.org.au
Social support
Social support
Provided by Mercy Health
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 466 322
Email information@mercy.com.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
Friendly social visits
Friendly social visits
Provided by Feros Care
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 763 583
Email Website form
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 721 226
Email info@lwb.org.au

These commercial services are available

Friendly social support
Friendly social support
Provided by Australian Unity
If you are looking for a bit of extra support in and around the home, our pay-per-service offering might be exactly what you are looking for. Perhaps you’ve just been discharged from hospital, are homebound due to illness or injury, or just finding things difficult on your own. With our flexible community support, you can continue to enjoy activities and time with friends and family. You might be interested in attending a group outing or family occasion, going shopping, meeting friends or taking up a new hobby. We can assist you to do the things you love to do.
Cost Fee for service
Phone 1300 160 170
Email Website form
Friendly social support
Friendly social support
Social support and companionship. Walking, gardening, reading and cafe visits.
Cost Fee for service
Phone 1300 23 63 82
Email info@benetas.com.au
Community connections
Community connections
Provided by Uniting AgeWell
Sometimes people need care and support services for only a short period of time, are ineligible for government funded services, have an immediate need, or they want to provide extra support and peace of mind for a family member. At Uniting AgeWell we offer privately funded services designed to provide you with the highest quality of care and support when and where you need it. Whether you’re looking for some extra support for a family member or you want to organise services for yourself, ee’re here to help.
Cost Fee for service
Phone 1300 783 435
Email info@unitingagewell.org