Adelaide Aged Care Assessment team

Assesses care needs, facilitates access to available care services. For frail older people, by self-referral as well as from service providers, GPs and carers in metropolitan Adelaide (run by SA Health). Further information is available at the My Aged Care website.

Tel: 1800 200 422

Aged Care Housing Group

Rehabilitation services including physiotherapy, podiatry and fitness. For people over 60 with a rehabilitation need or who are socially isolated ($15 assessment cost and small fees for services). Run by Community Services in Campbelltown, Burnside, Norwood, Payneham and St Peters.

Tel: +61 8 8365 7926

Assistance with care and housing for the aged

Provides help for older people on a low income and insecure or unsuitable housing with assistance to find secure and affordable housing. Provides telephone and face-to-face advice. For older people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds living in the Campbelltown, Tea Tree Gully, Burnside, Norwood, Payneham and St Peters Council areas. Run by Resthaven.

At: 61 Silkes Road, Paradise
Tel: +61 8 8165 3076

Athol Park Neighbourhood House

Provides basic computing classes, healthy lifestyles program, scrap booking, Nintendo Wii, walking group, tai chi, playgroup, budget shopping tours, free computer use and space for community groups. Run by and for people in the City of Charles Sturt Council area.

At: Fawk Reserve, Corner Hamilton road and Adele Street, Woodville North
Tel: +61 8 8408 1313

CALD Carers Retreat Program

Provides funding to organisations to enable them to create retreat events for their community's Carers for planned short-term breaks. For unpaid care givers of the frail and elderly. Run by the Multicultural Communities Council of SA.

Tel: +61 8 8345 5266

Community Links Program

Provides information and support to enable individuals who are socially isolated connect to and participate in community activities. For older people and people who have a disability. Run by Baptist Care SA.

At: 1 Ramrod Avenue, Hallett Cove
Tel: +61 8 8322 9255

Community visitors scheme

Volunteer visitors offer companionship and social contact to people in residential aged care facilities who have limited social and family contact. Run by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing in conjunction with a range of organisations including the Multicultural Communities Council of SA.

At: 113 Gilbert St, Adelaide
Monday and Tuesday 9.30am-5.30pm, Thursday 9.30am-1.30pm
Tel: +61 8 8345 5266
Tel: +61 8 8237 8111 or 1800 188 098

Disability Rights Advocacy Service

Advocates for people with disabilities and their family members and carers For disabled people, especially those from other countries and people who may not speak or read English well. Go to Disability Rights Advocacy Service:

Head Office – Adelaide, Shop 4, 80 Henley Beach Road, Mile End. Tel: +61 8 8351 9500

Riverland Advocacy Service, 2a Ahern Street, Berri, Tel: +61 8 8582 2422 
South East Disability Advocacy Service, 71 Suttontown Road, Mount Gambier, Tel: +61 8 8723 6002

Elizabeth House over 50s community centre

Provides recreational and social activities for people to drop in for a chat, participate in a class or group and have a hot lunch. Activities available include carpet/indoor bowls, table games, art, snooker, eight ball, cards, exercise, guest speakers and more.

At: 112 Elizabeth Road, Christie Downs
Bus Route 722 stop 63 close to Centre
Open: Monday-Friday 10am-4pm
Tel: +61 8 8384 5170

Emergency carer respite

Emergency help for carers.
Tel: 1800 052 222

Ethnic Link services

Ethnic Link Services is an aged care provider, specialising in working with older South Australians over the aged of 65 and their carers from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. It is funded by the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) to deliver low level care which supports older people from CALD backgrounds to remain living independently in their homes and communities.  Individual and group services are delivered in the primary language of clients by experienced bilingual, bicultural staff who speak 25+ languages and share the same cultural background. Our aim is to support informed consumer choice and optimal service outcomes through culturally and linguistically appropriate care.

Ethnic Link Services also manages and runs 20 language specific or multicultural social support groups across metropolitan Adelaide, the Riverland and Whyalla.  These reduce isolation, support social connection, and enable participants to access and share information in their own language.

Ethnic Link Services is an integral part of the continuum of care for older people provided by UnitingSA which also includes Home Care Packages, Transitional Care and Residential Care.

For additional information about Ethnic Link Services, telephone (08) 8241 0201 or email  The toll free number for country callers is 1800 648 598.

Service providers wishing to broker the language and cultural bridging services of our bilingual bicultural staff should contact the Manager on (tel) 8241 0201.

Anyone wishing to access our services must first register with My Aged Care via its website or by telephone 1800 200 422.

Home visiting service

Trained volunteers arrange weekly visits to listen, support and, when appropriate, encourage the client to connect with local services. For socially isolated families in the inner northern suburbs of Adelaide. Run by Lutheran Community Care SA.

At: 2 Belalie Road, Ingle Farm
Tel: +61 8 8349 6099

Jack Young Centre for seniors

Provides internet access and IT training

At: Orange Ave, Salisbury
Tel: +61 8 8258 7286

Kilburn Community Centre

Social support program for the frail aged, community lunch and Christmas Day lunch, English classes, yoga, quilting, painting, card making, tax help, music and dance programs, and other workshops and events. For those living in Kilburn, Blair Athol and surrounding areas. Run by the City of Port Adelaide Enfield.

At: 59 Gladstone Avenue, Kilburn
Tel: +61 8 8349 8363

Mates Program

Reconnects socially isolated people into their community through volunteer companionship and support. For socially isolated people over the age of 18 years who would like to undertake and activity with a volunteer. Run by the Red Cross.

Tel: +61 8 8100 4581

Multicultural aged care

Works with ethnic communities to help them to build their capacity to develop and support the aged and community care needs of their older people.

Multicultural Aged Care

Tel: +61 8 8241 9900

Multicultural Home Support Program

Community aged care, including home care and support, culturally appropriate care packages, information and referral. For frail aged people of non-English speaking backgrounds from smaller ethnic communities on assessment by Aged Care Assessment Team. Run by Uniting Communities.

At: 5 Maturin Road, Glenelg
Tel: +61 8 8375 1193

Paradise Community Services

Provides emergency relief assistance, recreational events, pastoral care, youth support and respite care.

Paradise Community Services

At: 59 Darley Road, Paradise
Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday only 10am-2pm  
Tel: +61 8 8336 0066

Personal Helpers and Mentors (PHaMs)

A respectful and culturally sensitive service that helps people whose lives are severely affected by mental illness by providing services that include: someone to talk to; advice on family life and relationships; advice on health services; support with access to Centrelink, legal aid or housing; advice on banking and budgeting; help understanding cultural differences; help to become more involved in the community.

For people who are 16 years or over and come from a non English speaking background and those who have been in refugee or detention centres, who are worrying or are having a hard time. Run by the Mental Illness Fellowship of SA.

Tel: +61 8 8378 4100, free interpreters can be arranged. Email:

Plus 40

Promotes mature age employment - visit the Plus 40 website.

Seniors information service

Provides information on support services for seniors, aged care, retirement housing, concessions. Community talks and seminars, free internet access and IT training available.

Seniors Information Service.

At: 76 Waymouth St, Adelaide
Tel: +61 8 8168 8776 or 1800 636 368 (SA country free call)

Transport services

Provides transport for frail, elderly and younger disabled members of CALD communities. Run by the Multicultural Communities Council of SA (MCCSA).

At: 111 Woodville Road, Woodville
Tel: +61 8 8345 5266

Wakefield House over 50s community centre

Run by the City of Onkaparinga.
At: 65 Acre Ave, Morphett Vale
Tel: +61 8 8384 6158