Assistance with Care & Housing for the Aged

Assistance with Care & Housing for the Aged

Organisation Phone
08 8237 5052
1800 200 422
Organisation Email
Allocations and Residential Management Section Aged & Community Care Branch SA State Office Australian Government Department of Social Services MDP 117, GPO Box 9848 Adelaide, SA 5001
Parent Body:
Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing
Eligibility:
Financially disadvantaged frail people aged 65 year and over (50 years and over for Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders) who are homeless or living in insecure accommodation such as private rental properties, caravans, rooming houses, boarding houses, private hostels
Branch address:
  • Adelaide metropolitan area
  • Adelaide Day Centre for Homeless Persons Inc.
  • Tel. 8232 0048, fax 8223 5959
  • Hours: Mon - Fri 8.30am - 4pm
  • Eastern metro - Adelaide, Burnside, Campbelltown, Norwood, Payneham St Peters, Port Adelaide Enfield (eastern section), Prospect, Tea Tree Gully, Unley and Walkerville council areas
  • Resthaven Inc.
  • pecs@resthaven.asn.au
  • Contact: Coordinator, tel. 8337 4371, fax 8336 9952
  • Hours: Mon - Fri 9am - 1pm
  • Western metro - Charles Sturt, Port Adelaide Enfield, Prospect and West Torrens council areas
  • UnitingCare Wesley Bowden Inc.
  • Contact: Coordinator, tel. 8440 2110 , fax 8346 7336
  • Hours: Tues - Fri 9am - 5pm
  • Northern metro - Gawler, Playford and Salisbury, council areas
  • City of Salisbury - Community Services - Housing Support Program
  • www.salisbury.sa.gov.au
  • Contact: Housing Support Officer, tel. 8406 8227, fax 8406 8474
  • Hours: Mon - Fri 8.30am - 5pm
  • City of Onkaparinga council area
  • Anglicare SA Inc. - Housing Support for Older People
  • www.anglicare-sa.org.au
  • Contact: tel. 8186 8900, fax 8186 8950
  • Hours: Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm
  • COUNTRY
  • South East - Grant, Kingston, Mount Gambier, Naracoorte, Robe, Tatiara, Wattle Range council areas
  • Resthaven Inc. – Limestone Coast Community Services
  • limestonecoastcs@resthaven.asn.au
  • Contact: Coordinator, tel 8762 4389, fax 8762 4527
  • Hours: Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm
  • Hills & Mallee - Adelaide Hills, Alexandrina, Coorong, Kangaroo Island, Karoonda East Murray, Mid Murray, Mount Barker, Murray Bridge, Southern Mallee, Victor Harbor, Yankalilla council areas
  • Resthaven Inc.- Murray Bridge and Hills Community Services
  • mbhcs@resthaven.asn.au
  • Contact: Coordinator, tel 8531 2989, fax 8531 3883
  • Hours: Mon - Fri 8.30am - 5pm
  • Riverland - Berri Barmera, Loxton Waikerie, Renmark Paringa council areas and the Unincorporated Riverland area
  • Resthaven Inc.- Riverland Community Services
  • riverlandcs@resthaven.asn.au
  • Contact: Coordinator, tel 8584 5866, fax 8584 7665
  • Hours: Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm

ACHA providers are mainly charitable or religious not-for-profit organisations. Support workers assist older people to find and be maintained in secure, affordable housing. Provide liaison with support services, community groups and health services; advocates on tenancy issues, tenancy advice and financial/legal issues. Services may be provided by paid workers or volunteers.

Information
Services
  • Individualised services according to need
  • Identifying frail older clients with support needs
  • Linking clients to suitable care options
  • Linking clients to housing services
  • Advocacy
  • Linking clients to other relevant services
Last updated: 24/06/2016
Information provided by: Connecting Up (Seniors Information)

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