Social Support

SOCIAL SUPPORT

Home Visiting

Clients who may be experiencing social isolation, or find it difficult to interact in their community, are matched with an appropriate volunteer visitor. Our volunteers visit clients regularly in their own home for a cup of tea and a chat.

Mini Outings

Small group outings for 3-4 hours to local venues, clubs, cafes and assorted leisure activities. These outings are for people who want to get out of the house but are not confident to do so unaccompanied. A paid staff member supervises the outings and provides a door-to-door transport. Carers are welcome to accompany a client, or simply join in the fun!

Alive & Kicking

This program offers activities that promote health and well-being through a series of activities that focus on mind, body and spirit. Sessions will consist of gentle exercise sessions, laughter classes, healthy ageing information and various other stimulating activities.

Men’s Group

This is a social group for men. We take groups on various social outings, lunches, sporting venues and more to give men the opportunity to meet new friends and involve themselves in the community.

Neighbour Aid Pets

Through Neighbour Aid Pets we match older people or people with disabilities with mature pets from our chosen partner animal shelters for companionship. In addition, Inner West Neighbour Aid has developed a volunteer based program to provide basic assistance, like dog-walking, to owners of existing pets who have difficulty providing care themselves.

Assisted Online Shopping

Eligible clients can order their groceries online with assistance from a Neighbour Aid team member. It is ideal if you have difficulty with mobility or a medical condition that limits your ability to do your own grocery shopping and are unable to receive assistance from other community services, family or friends or to order groceries online independently.

Saturday Social Group

This program runs on a fortnightly Saturday. It's a social outing for people with disability who are under 65. Some of our adventures include trips to the museum, discovering Sydney by ferry, exploring local park lands and activities like ten pin bowling.

Community Visiting

The Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) links volunteers with people who live in Residential Aged Care facilities for social support visits. These visits aim to reduce social isolation and provide a link to the wider community.

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9799 5099