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The Department of Health website has published information and accessible resources about COVID-19 Vaccines for people with a disability. Including information on why people should get vaccinated; vaccination choices; rollout and locations; number of doses and likely side effects; transmission after vaccination; vaccinations for support workers; and providing consent. Visit the Department of Health for more information, easy read resources and Auslan videos.
Do you need support during a difficult time? Or do you wish to offer your help to others? The following community organisations are providing community-based services to help people in need.
Those looking to volunteer can also register with Emergency Support Volunteering so that your contact details can be passed on to organisations that urgently require assistance. If you're more keen to offer support to your neighbours but don't know how to make that offer known, here are some simple ways that can help you connect with your neighbours.
Sydney Community Services
||Home nursing, personal care, community advisory service, flexible respite, carers support, social housing, delivered meals, shopping services, gardening, linen service and home modifications.
|North Ryde Community Aid
Transport, shopping, unaccompanied shopping, linen service, gardening, food relief, library service.
(Also accepting non perishable food items and toiletry supplies.)
|Christian Community Aid
||Food services, carer support, counselling, linen service, medical transport, shopping services, emergency relief.
|Meal on Wheels
|Disability Information Helpline
1800 643 787
If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can also call the National Relay Service on 133 677.
|Information and referrals for people with disability who need help because of COVID-19, help for families, carers, support workers and services.
|Stryder – Community Transport
||Transport to appointments and access to shopping facilities.
|Home Medicines Service – Information for Consumers
||Contact your pharmacy to find out more.
||The Home Medicines Service is available for people in home isolation and for vulnerable patient groups who wish to limit their potential exposure to COVID-19 in the community.
|Brother to Brother Hotline
||1800 435 799
||Brother to Brother is a 24-hour crisis line specifically created to assist Aboriginal men seeking help during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the lockdown in Sydney being extended, many people are facing difficult times and that can include putting food on the table for your family and for yourself.
The following community organisations provide food relief and will attempt to provide culturally appropriate food to people who use their service.
These organisations may also be able to assist:
||Government housing assistance.
||Referral service for food relief.
|Community Migrant Resource Centre
||In language community support and referral service.
||Counselling and other support services for: domestic violence, family conflict, mental health, children and teens, family relationships, forced adoption, LGBTIQ+, post separation, multicultural services, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, seniors, couples and work life.
||Housing support, domestic violence support, family, children and youth services.
||Aged support, domestic support, disability support services.
|The Northern Centre
||Housing, family support, legal support.
|Chinese Christian Community Service Centre
||Community support and aged support for newly arrived migrants and refugees.
|Council for Intellectual Disability
||Easy-to-read information on COVID-19 for people with an intellectual disability.
|Armenian Community Welfare Centre
||Armenian community support, aged day care services, dementia and respite care.
|NSW - Link2Home
||Link2home is the state wide homelessness information and referral telephone service.
||People experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, sexual assault, domestic or family violence, their friends and family, workers and professionals supporting someone experiencing, or at risk of experiencing sexual assault, domestic or family violence.
|Tzu Chi Australia
||Family support (food parcels, finance) and child education expansion support.
Dementia Australia (formerly Alzheimer's Australia) is a unified, national peak body for people of all ages living with all forms of dementia, their families and carers. It is the leading organisation providing a voice for people impacted by dementia.
The National Dementia Helpline can be accessed via phone on 1800 100 500, webchat or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support Your Neighbours
While we're all taking extra precautions for community health and safety, there may be members within our community who need support. There are ways to help your neighbours such as picking up shopping, posting mail, sending them a greeting and so on. Let your neighbours know that you are offering them help by using a #ViralKindness card or send them a greeting with a Calling cards.
Download templates(PDF, 205KB) that you can print, cut out and distribute by slipping them under the door or into their letter box. Remember to wash your hands first!