Community Care program

A rapidly growing group of senior Australians want to live at home independently but as they, their partners and peer group age find they are in need of a little support - St John Community Care program provides that support.

Our Community Care program improves independence, self-esteem, and confidence to live at home, and can facilitate a reconnection with community life for those who feel isolated from the outside world.

Making a difference

The program provides:

  • Social support to older members of the community and younger people living with a disability who have little or no support
  • One-to-one matching of a volunteer and client based on their interests, likes and preferences
  • Additionally, carers have peace of mind that a dedicated volunteer is supporting their loved one while they take a break.

Assistance may include:

  • Friendly home visiting and outings
  • Help with shopping
  • Regular telephone contact

View the geographic areas covered and the respective Program Coordinator.

Get involved

If you would like to become a Community Care program volunteer, or perhaps you are in need of help, contact a Program Coordinator. A recruitment process applies to volunteers, and assessment of potential clients to determine eligibility.

Funding

The St John Circle of Friends and Community Care Program in South Australia is funded by the State Government Department of Communities and Social Inclusion SA HACC Program and the Australian Government Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) and St John SA.

Help available through the St John Community Care Program is free of charge to the client, and volunteers may receive reimbursement for some out of pocket expenses.

 

Community Care Information Guide - English

Community Care Information Guide - Italian

Community Care Information Guide - Vietnamese