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Aged and Disability Support Services

 

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Who should read this page?

You will find this page helpful if you are an older person needing access to support services or assistance getting out into the community, or if you are a friend, relative or carer of an older person.

 

What can The JNC do?

Our Aged and Disability Support Services provide support to frail aged people and people with a disability in the Randwick and Waverley LGAs and City of Sydney. Our services provide social support and respite to clients and their carers, and also offer specific support to the Russian and Chinese speaking communities.

Our social support workers and volunteers will assist you to be more independent at home and in the community. This can enhance your quality of life and your wellbeing, and support you to live at home.

We use an enabling approach – this means focusing on what you can and want to do, using your strengths and abilities. You are also encouraged to be actively involved in identifying your goals.

What’s the first step?

You will need to be registered with myagedcare, which is a government service covering all areas of support you might need: medical, cleaning and respite services etc. The full range of services is listed at the myagedcare website.

To register, phone myagedcare on 1800 200 422. Available Monday-Friday 8am-8pm, Saturday 10am-2pm.

What can I do if I find it hard to register?

If you need assistance with contacting myagedcare, please contact The JNC.

Will I be eligible for myagedcare?

You are eligible for support if you are:

  • aged 65 or older
  • an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person and aged 50 years or older

More criteria apply – for more information phone myagedcare on 1800 200 422 or go to their eligibility web page

What do I do once I’m registered?

Contact The JNC, and we can supply you with various services or link you to other service providers.

To contact The JNC:

  • If you live in the Randwick or Waverley Local Government Areas, phone 9349 8200 and ask for the Aged & Disability Coordinator
  • If you live in the City of Sydney Local Government Area, phone 8570 1400 and ask for the Aged & Disability Coordinator

 

ELIGIBILITY

Please click on the links below to find out more about specific services:

Social Support Service

Respite for Carers

Friendly Phone Calls

Social Activity Groups

Social Outing Groups