Advance Diversity Services is a community based, not for profit organisation based in Rockdale. We provide a wide range of services to communities and families residing in St George and the Sutherland Shire; with a focus on recent arrived migrants, refugees, youth, families, older people, people with disabilities and their carers.
As you advance in age, there are times you will find it difficult to do your day-to-day activities and you will need some help. Aged care services delivered in your home can help you continue living independently at home, without going to a Residential Aged Care Facility or Aged Care home. There are different types and levels of services funded by the Australian Government available to support you in your journey including:
- The Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP). This is suitable for people with basic care needs who live a fairly active life and need only occasional help (e.g. housework, bathing, shopping or attending a social activity) or need short term, restorative care.
- The Home Care Packages Program (HCPP) or “Packaged Care”. This is suitable for people who are less active and have medium to high level care needs but want to remain living at home.
The services in a package are coordinated and tailored to meet your specific needs. There are four levels of care under the HCPP offering different subsidy levels.
You will need to contact My Aged Care, the new Government service set up to provide aged care support. The staff at My Aged Care will conduct an assessment of your care needs and help you access the various services available.
Advance Diversity Services offers a range of supports for Carers from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities living in the South East Sydney area. If you care for a spouse, child, relative or friend we can offer you a range of supports to help you through your caring journey:
- Information about services available to support you in your caring role, guided referral, follow up and advocacy
- Individual advice and support over the telephone
- Support to access counselling
- Opportunities to learn and develop your caring skills and learn about self care through educational workshops and information sessions on specific topics
- Opportunities to connect with other Carers and share experiences at regular monthly Carers Support Groups, quarterly outings and other social gatherings
- Appropriate language and cultural support by bilingual bicultural staff.
Let us support you through your caring journey!
For more information please call (02) 9597 5455 or our Multicultural Hotline (02) 9505 7601.