Help for older people from a non-English speaking background
If you are an older person born in a non-English speaking country, you may want some help and support from someone from your own cultural and language background.
The Catalyst Foundation has information for older people from ethnic communities, including information in other languages.
Ethnic Link Services is a statewide program ensuring that people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds have access to supports that will assist them to remain living in their own homes. Ethnic Link also provides extensive training to service providers.
Uniting Communities' Multicultural Home Support Program provides culturally appropriate and sensitive services that promote the dignity and contribution of older people and assist them to maintain their independence and participate in community life.
Multicultural Communities Council of SA provides a wide range of services, including a transport service and a community visitors' scheme.
Other agencies that provide a range of support options to individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are:
- Helping Hand – phone 1300 653 600
- Southern Cross Community Care Services – phone 1800 180 781
- UnitingCare Wesley Bowden – phone 8245 7100