A volunteer program initiated by Communify Qld and funded by DOHA. The service aims to enhance the well-being and the quality of life of frail aged, people with a disability and their carers. Volunteers are recruited and supported to provide social contact and practical assistance.
What do we offer?
The service endeavours to provide assistance where other established services or support from families and friends is unavailable.
Volunteers are available to visit or assist with shopping, basic gardening, transport in the local area, or to introduce people to activities within the community. Clients with high support needs may require the additional assistance of a Communify Qld staff member.
Information regarding other support services will be supplied if requested and referrals made as required.
In Home Services
Communify offers a range of services that support frail aged community members and their carers, enabling them to remain living independently and connected to their community. Staff and volunteers are matched to clients’ needs to provide them with regular social interaction and assistance associated with maintaining independence.
We offer services and support in response to individual client needs, and are able to assist with individual or group shopping trips, social activities, information and referral as well as lifestyle and household support. The service is funded by DOHA (The Department of Health and Ageing). We service the inner Western suburbs of Brisbane.
To discuss how we can assist you or your loved ones and for further information please contact our Coordinator on 3368 3723 or email ads(at)communify.org.au.
Paddington Centre – Respite Services
Our Paddington Centre is located in the heart of Paddington and really is a home away from home for our clients. The centre is a place for support and friendship, activities and games, home cooked meals and an enjoyable way to spend the day in our newly renovated centre.
Included in a small daily fee is door to door transport, outings, activities, home cooked morning tea and lunch, diversional therapy and many more activities. The respite service is funded by DOHA (The Department of Health and Ageing), along with a small daily fee, as well as hairdressing and podiatry services available at an affordable additional cost. Elderly or disabled people living in the Inner Western suburbs are able to attend the centre.
To discuss how we can assist you or your loved ones at The Paddington Centre please ring our coordinator on 3368 3723 or email ads(at)communify.org.au.
Who is eligible for this service?
Anyone who is frail aged, has a disability, or is a carer, and lives in Ashgrove, Paddington, Red Hill, Bardon, Rainworth, Milton or The Gap.
What does it cost?
This is a free service.
Volunteers give willingly of their time and resources and receive no financial reimbursement. Any costs incurred during a visit or outing eg, parking, are the responsibility of the client.
Any donations or contributions to Communify Qld are tax deductible and are greatly appreciated.
How to apply?
To register with the service and arrange an initial interview, contact the Coordinator on 3368 3723
or email ads(at)communify.org.au.
The Coordinator will visit, ask questions about your circumstances, establish what your needs are; and discuss how the service works and what assistance may be available.