Karabi Social Support Project is funded through Department of Health and Ageing and provides a range of services that assist and support frail, older people and people with disabilities to continue living at home and accessing their community as independently as possible, thereby preventing inappropriate or premature placement into residential care. The program also provides services to support carers in their caring roles.
There are two Karabi Social Support Projects. One is located at Wentworthville centre and serves the Parramatta LGA and the other runs from Seven Hills centre services the Blacktown LGA.
The main factors that are considered when providing services through the project are:
Communication and Understanding
Respect for individuals cultural and religious beliefs
Rights and Responsibilities, and
Respect for the privacy and confidentiality of the individual.
Karabi’s Social Support Visiting Service Program aims to provide practical assistance and service to frail aged people, younger people with disabilities and their carers.
Karabi Social Support offers the services of a Volunteer—Social Support Visitor once a Fortnight/week for approx 3 hours.
There are many ways we can assist. Some of the services we/volunteers provide are:
Assistance with shopping & errands for approx 3 hours
Emotional and social support for clients in their own home. If you would like some company and would appreciate a regular visit from a Social Support Volunteer.
Transportation to medical and other appointments.
Help with banking, reading papers, writing letters, making appointments or paying bills.
Karabi Social Support – Activities and Programs for Seniors
Seniors Knitting and Crochet Club
Seniors Monthly Lunch Club
Seniors Gentle Exercises
Senior Men’s Group/Activity Workshops
Volunteer Support groups
Yearly Senior’s Week Celebration in April
Senior First Aid training for volunteers
For more details see the Seniors Activities page.
Social Support workers can be contacted Monday to Friday during office hours.
Phone: 02 9631 6575 (Wentworthville office for Parramatta LGA) or 02 9688 1084 (Seven Hills for Blacktown LGA)
Email: For Information, Volunteering and workshops – Seven Hills Centre: firstname.lastname@example.org