General Welfare & Support Services

Social Support Program

Australian Red Cross Society

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About Us

Social Support Program

Having good social connections is essential for all aspects of your health, especially as you age. Red Cross can support you to improve your social connections and connect with your community for your wellbeing. An outing or a chat over a cup of coffee with a caring and friendly volunteer could become a highlight of your week, and give you the confidence to meet new people. Volunteers can visit 1-2 hours a week or fortnight.

Is this program for you?

These services are for people who are not in regular social contact with other people.

  • Older people who live alone (including people on home care packages or living in an aged care home)
  • Older people who have few social connections outside home
  • People with disability
  • People recovering from mental illness


Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 AM to 4:00PM

Eligibility: To be eligible for this program you must be either over 65 (or 50 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples) and be referred by My Aged Care (or your Home Care Package provider), or be under 65 (or 50 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples) and be referred by your NDIS provider.

Languages: Access to Translating and Interpreting Services (TIS)

Volunteers: Volunteers Welcome

Phone: 02 6234 7663

Email: [email protected]

Quick Facts About The Region

Australian Red Cross Society - ACT is located in the suburbs of Garran and Woden Valley, the council of Canberra and the federal electorate of Canberra.