The purpose of the Social Group Activity (SGA) Centres is to provide respite for culturally and linguistically diverse people in the community. Age, social isolation, disability and inability to participate in other activities are just some of the difficulties some people face every day. Social Activity Group is part of the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) which is funded by the Commonwealth Government. This service is invaluable to carers who need time out or clients who need or want to interact and socialise with people from the same cultural background.
Our SGA centres provide services at four locations throughout Brisbane. Stafford Heights operates Monday to Friday, Acacia Ridge operates Tuesday to Friday, Cleveland operates Mondays and Wednesdays, and Narangba operates on Thursdays. Clients are picked up from their homes and offered morning tea and lunch and the opportunity to engage in a wide range of activities such as crafts, gentle exercises, theme days, visits from the local Tumble Tot kindergarten, musical sing-a-longs and social connections.
Our bilingual and bicultural workers are invaluable in delivering a meaningful service that caters to clients with diverse languages and cultures.
Co.As.It. employs experienced and highly trained personnel to provide the following respite support services:
- Regular overnight respite in your own home;
- Social group activity centre support;
- Emergency and/or flexible respite.
Regular Overnight Respite
Overnight respite in your own home can be booked on a regular basis e.g. weekly, fortnightly, monthly.
A care worker will stay in your home at night to provide care over a 12 hour period so that your loved one may stay in their own familiar, home environment.
Social Group Activity Centre Respite
All day respite care is provided at our SGA Centre “Casa Serena” at Stafford Heights, morning tea and lunch is provided and clients are transported to and from the Centre. An individual care plan is developed which caters to the care needs and special interests of each client.
Carers can be assured that their loved ones will spend a day participating in various activities run by our experienced staff. A contribution is required to participate in this activity.
Carers may also find themselves in crisis situations such as when the carer:
- Becomes ill or is hospitalised
- Experiences extreme stress
- Has a family emergency that requires their presence
- Needs an immediate break when the demands of caring becomes too much
An individual respite service will be planned that best meets the needs of the carer and their loved one during the emergency. Care workers are suited to meeting the needs of the CALD client and carer.
As with all Commonwealth Home Support Program services, access to services is provided following an assessment organised by My Aged Care (1800 200 422). Co.As.It. will provide assistance and guidance in organising this assessment.
Contact our care services coordinator (CHSP) for further information on the above services, 07 3624 6100.