Social Support Groups

ADEC’s Social Support Program offers language specific peer support groups to empower people and families from Culturally & Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds affected by disability or who are frail, by delivering an inclusive program of informative and recreational activities.

Meetings

All groups meet on a monthly basis.

Activities include

  • Information sessions
  • Memory games
  • Art and Craft classes
  • Excursions to places of interest
  • Gentle exercise
  • Jewellery making

Activities are delivered online as well as face to face.

Eligibility

High Needs Groups

  • Frail aged and people with disabilities (may use a walking Aid e.g. Frame etc.)
  • Socially isolated
  • From a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Background (CALD)

Carer Groups

  • Someone who is a Carer of a person with a disability/mental health concern
  • Socially isolated
  • From a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Background (CALD)
  • Referral/self-referred who believe that an individual will benefit from the support group

Mental Health & Wellbeing Groups

  • People diagnosed as experiencing mental illness who are under the care of a psychiatrist, general medical practitioner, or a mental health worker
  • Referral/self-referred who believe that an individual will benefit from the support group
  • From a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Background (CALD)
  • People on a Voluntary Community Treatment Order (but not people on an Involuntary Community Treatment Order.

The cost of participating in these groups depends on your circumstances, whether you have an NDIS Plan, My Aged Care Package, or have mental health concerns or are socially isolated.

To discuss your eligibility and for more information, please contact us on (03) 9480 7000 or email werribee@adec.org.au.

Click here to view our Social Support Group Activities Programs 2020
Click here to view our Social Support Group Activities Fee Schedule 2020-21

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