Serving our Community

Centre Based Daycare (Frail Aged)

Centre based daycare offers a day to enjoy the company of others who share similar interest, culture and language. The participants are picked up from their home and returned by a Co.As.It. minibus.

The centres operate from 10.00am. to 2.30pm. on weekdays.

Target group: This service targets the frail aged who because of their infirmity, disability and isolation find themselves house bound. At the same time the service also provides support for carers giving them the opportunity to spend sometime to persue other interests: shopping, visiting a doctor, seeing friends/relatives.

Social activities include:
Bingo and games, watching a film, discussions, sing along, dissemination of community and health information.

All participants are served morning tea/coffee and a hot lunch and fruit.

Fee: A small fee is requested from each client

Referrals:

Participants are usually referred by other services, their doctor, a relative, a carer, or they can also refer themselves.
All referrals are followed within a two week period an assessment is made by the Coordinator and a decision is made in conjunction with the doctors recommendation before the participant may join the group.

As not all referrals are appropriate, the Coordinators are also able to assist the family and participants by providing information about other services and programmes.

Other:

The service is supported by a group of volunteers and assistants.

Funding Body: Ageing, Disability and HomeCare (ADHC) under Home and Community Care

Areas covered:

Inner West (Italian Groups):

Mondays: Ashfield and Canada Bay Local Government Areas

Wednesdays: Canada Bay Local Government Area

Thursdays: Ashfield Local Government Area

Fridays: Burwood and Strathfield Local Government Areas

Northern Suburbs (Italian Groups):

Mondays: Willoughby, Lane Cove, North Sydeny and Mosman Local Government Areas

Tuesdays: Hornsby and Ku-Ring-Gai Local Government Areas

Thursdays: Ryde/Hunters Hill Local Government Area

Fridays: Manly and Warringah Local Government Areas

Sutherland (Multicultural Centres)

Priority of access for these centres is given to people from a Greek, German, Spanish or Italian background.

Wednesdays: Sutherland Local Government Area

Thursdays: Sutherland Local Government Area