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Australian Red Cross - Social Support

Phone: 02 6234 7663

Fax: 02 6232 4667

Location: Red Cross House, Level 1, 3 Dann Close, Garran ACT 2605

Mail: PO Box 610, Mawson ACT 2607

Email:

Web: www.redcross.org.au

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Description: Social Inclusion Programs and Meals on Wheels. This service provides nutritious meals (fresh or frozen) all year round, as well as checking on how a person is going. Telecross provides a free, daily phone call by volunteers to people who live alone, are socially isolated or at risk of accident or illness. TeleCHAT provides a social telephone call to people living in the community to provide support, friendship and community connection. The Personal Alarm service assists people to keep living safely and independently at home by providing access to emergency help 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Social Support Red Cross connects clients to their community by establishing regular visits with a caring Red Cross volunteer who can assist with social activities and outings. The Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) engages volunteers to reduce the loneliness that an individual in an aged care facility might experience due to reduced contact with the outside community.

Hours: Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm, Telecross 7:30am - 11am

Referral: NDIS and My Aged Care referrals accepted

Disability Access: Yes (Parking, Toilets, Lift)

Area Served: National

Volunteering Note: Volunteers Welcome

Keywords: Older People; Community Visiting; Community Service Groups; Hostels and Group Homes; Nursing Homes; Carers; Ethnic Welfare Services; People with a Disability; Mental Illness; Delivered Meals; Personal Alarms; NDIS Provider; NDIS Assistive products for personal care and safety; NDIS Assist Personal Activities

Alternative Names: Community Visitors Scheme

Parent Organisation: Australian Red Cross

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