We’re here to help you through COVID-19. If you need any of the following services please call us on 5382 5607
Local COVID-19 supports and contact can be downloaded here
Keeping people healthy, active and engaged
Being healthy, physically active and socially engaged through the COVID-19 pandemic has many benefits.
Our Wimmera Social Support services provide assistance, to help you access local services and supports.
Our services cover the Wimmera region and are supported by trained volunteers who provide one-on-one assistance to support your needs.
Programs and activities include:
Getting support with the day to day things you need
We can assist you to get the shopping you need, pay bills, attend appointments and other related activities.
Would you like a new friend?
We can put you in contact with like minded people.
Volunteers can assist you with activities like Skyping loved ones, playing your favourite card games, sending a card or letter to a friend through the post and much more.
Building new and lasting friendships can boost your happiness, reduce stress and improve your self-confidence during this time of isolation.
Transport (please call us on 5382 5607)
This service is underpinned by volunteers to assist you to get to much needed non-urgent medical appointments and other such appointments as required. This is not for COVID-19 transport. Call the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080 or visit the website.
Accessing our services
Our services are accessed through either the My Aged Care portal or your local council.
Services that are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19
We deliver respite either separately or as part of a flexible, responsive, integrated package of services. We actively consider how to support the person and their carer in maintaining or strengthening the care relationship. Our respite services can be provided at home, in a community venue or in the general community. Services are available during weekdays and weekends, and are offered on a regular basis, episodically or intermittently as needed.
Social engagement opportunities
Through one-on-one activities, volunteers can connect you with a variety of social engagement opportunities. Our service is uniquely designed to match you with activities that fit you and your needs.
Know your gizmo
Volunteers support people to understand how to operate their ‘gizmos’ such as phones, tablets and internet/apps, helping people connect and maximise opportunities.
Memory Lane Café
Memory Lane Cafés are held in Hindmarsh Shire, Horsham Rural City and West Wimmera Shire for people with memory loss and their carers. These Café give the chance to meet people, enjoy some entertainment, find out information, and share stories and experiences in a relaxed, safe and supportive atmosphere.
Memory strategies group
Has your family complained that you’re forgetful? Have you lost your car in the car park? Is remembering names a problem for you? Do others complain that you repeat the same stories?
If so, join the group in Yarriambiack Shire to learn memory strategies and meet people with similar concerns and experiences.
If you are 65 years or older – please visit myagedcare.gov.au or ring 1800 200 422 and request your services through the Centre for Participation.
If you are under 65 years – please ring your local council and they will assist you.