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COVID-19:
We're in this together.

In these uncertain and trying times, it's important to know that we are never alone, even though we may be apart.

Across the country, Australians are coming together in ways we haven't seen before to create a new kind of community of people who care.

We are here with you and for you. Together. Caring from a little distance.

What are we doing?

It's been a fast adjustment for the team at People Who Care, as it has for many organisations with the rapid changes required by all communities to help combat the COVID-19 crisis. Our staff and volunteers have all been educated and instructed to follow strict safety guidelines; maintaining physical distance in the office and on site, or working from home where possible.

Our staff team have been amazing and flexible but consistent in their support of each other and the clients.

There have, of course, been a few changes in some of our usual services including the postponing of group activities under our aged care programs and the temporary closure of our Op Shops. However, our support of our older Australians, those with a disability and people who are starting over following domestic crisis has surely continued.

Caring from a little distance.

How can we help?

EXISTING AGED CARE CLIENTS
‍If you are an existing client and need to talk with someone, please call our TouchPoint Team on 9379 1944

NEW AGED CARE CLIENTS
Perhaps you are not receiving any aged care services but you are feeling isolated and needing some support, please allow us to help you. Call the TouchPoint Team on 9379 1944.

PEOPLE WITH A DISABILITY
If you have an NDIS Plan and would like to speak with someone about providing services please call and ask for our NDIS Coordinators on 9379 1944.

FACING FINANCIAL HARDSHIP
We can provide support through Emergency relief Food Vouchers or our Power a Pensioner Program. To find out more you can link here or phone on 9379 1944.

Resources

Below are some resources that may be helpful at this time for you and your family.

  • Symptom Checker
    Online questionnaire to determine if you meet the Australian guidelines for Covid19 testing.
      • Skype
        Free online phone and video calling to keep in touch with family and friends, even in social isolation.
      • Netflix Party
        Hang out with your friends digitally while you watch Netflix shows and movies together. It's almost like being in the same living room...almost.
      • Learn a New Skill
        Check out this list of of free elearning courses you can work through to come out of isolation a pro at something new!
      • Taronga TV
        Watch the live stream cameras from in and around Taronga Zoo, check in on the animals and hear from the keepers.
      • Educational Activites (Preschool Aged)
        Perfect for homeschooling the littlies or just for a bit of crafty fun.
      • Virtually Visit a Gallery
        Tour some of the world's most famous art galleries and museums from the comfort of your chair. Get cultured!
      • Duolingo
        Take the time to learn a new language with this free app. There's 35 languages to choose from (even Klingon!).