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Social Support

 

We provide a range of services for eligible Comonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) and Home and Community Care Programs for Young People (HACC PYP).  Our services are supported by funding from the Commonwealth and Victorian State Governments. 
Our Social Support Programs are provided free to eligilbe clients.

Telecare:  

Telecare provides a beneficial support to those who live in their own homes, by receiving a morning call from our volunteers, every morning or on a morning that the recipient specifies. This service is important and throughout the year we have had occasions when we have made further checks on the clients who did not answer the phone call made to them. This service is free and provides the recipient not only a chance to have a social conversation, it provides the security for the person receiving the call and/or their family. It is reassuring in knowing that someone will ring on the days chosen.

Telelink: 

Telelink is a weekly conference call that recipients receive in the comfort of their own home. A facilitator links each person together in a conference system that enables everyone to hear and participate in a social chat. This service is free and provides the opportunity to speak and listen to a group of friends.

Talking Casterton News:

The Casterton Community Centre offers a Talking Newpaper service to those who are vision impaired or have a print disability.
The weekly Casterton News is read by a volunteer onto a computer recording program and then burnt on to a disc and sent out to our recipients in a mailing pocket, the service enables locals to keep up with all the local news each week.

Friendly Visiting:

Friendly Visiting is provided on a one on one basis with a volunteer visiting the person in their own home, the service provides opportunity for companionship and social interaction.
The visits are provided on a mutually agreed basis, and most visits usually take place weekly, ensuring continuity is maintained.
Volunteers are matched to a client with similar interests, and protocols and procedures are in place for mutual benefit.

If you know anyone who might benefit from our services please ring the centre to speak with Susy Dodd to find out more about these and our other services, Friendly Visiting and the Talking Casterton News.

 

Brochures:

We hold a selection of Brochures and Pamphlets on the various services available.