Australian Refugee Association
Connector in Metro North Adelaide
The Australian Refugee Association (ARA) is a settlement agency in South Australia supporting and empowering people from a refugee and asylum seeker background to successfully settle into Australia. For over 45 years, ARA has helped newly arrived refugees and migrants to learn, work and grow in their new lives.
ARA delivers an array of services targeted at people from a range of backgrounds with the aim of ensuring meaningful and ongoing social and economic participation for new arrivals. Services are tailored to individuals, families, and communities and aim to support people in different stages of life and settlement journey. This includes case management, emergency relief, and programs in parenting, relationship counselling, employment, housing, health, disability, financial support and counselling, migration assistance, youth and social engagement. ARA also offer numerous tailored supports for older people/families with the aim of implementing healthy ageing outcomes for migrants ageing ‘out of place’.
Connector in Metro East Adelaide
The Multicultural Communities Council of South Australia (MCCSA) is the peak Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) body in South Australia with 122 member organisations. The MCCSA (and its antecedents) have 48 years experience supporting South Australian CALD communities and have trusted relationships which go back decades with some communities. The MCCSA has extensive experience in capacity building, information & education projects and community engagement projects with the CALD sector. The MCCSA has over 35 years experience in the aging sector with the Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) program, Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) Transport program, CALD Ageing Well Network, Informed Ageing program, Knowing your Rights, CALD Ageing Well, Carers Project, Palliative Care project, Consultancy work, seniors groups, meeting and workshops.
UnitingSA – Ethnic Link Services
Contact: Tina Karanastasis AM Strategic Development Advisor – Aged & Community Care
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 08 8448 6260 M: 0419 862 809
Address: Community Aged Care, 1 Charles Street, West Lakes SA 5021
Connector in Metro West Adelaide, Riverland/Hills, Mallee and Southern
UnitingSA is an internationally accredited Not-For-Profit organisation which has been providing essential services and programs to vulnerable South Australians for over 100 years. This includes people from culturally and linguistically diverse background, with services such as Ethnic Link Services providing individual and group services to over 1,000 older people each year. These are delivered in the primary language of clients through its multicultural workforce of bilingual bicultural support workers who speak over 25 languages and are trained and experienced in aged care.
UnitingSA’s Ethnic Link Services has also been actively involved in assisting older people from CALD backgrounds residing across metropolitan Adelaide as well as the country regions of the Riverland and Whyalla to register with My Aged Care and successfully navigate the complexities of the aged care system. Specialist support provided in their homes and local communities includes information about the range of services and providers available to them so that they can make informed choices about their care.