Objectives

  • To reduce social isolation and loneliness
  • To empower seniors to make their own decisions
  • To establish and deliver programmes designed specifically to support and enhance the wellbeing of older people of Indian origin.
  • Create opportunities for older people to participate in social, cultural, educational and physical activities that are designed for individual needs and capabilities
  • To assist older people and their families accessing home based support services as and when the need arises
  • To develop programmes in consultation with older people
  • To assess and review needs of older people and where appropriate, refer to relevant health and community services
  • Staff and volunteers need to have an understanding of cultural needs of older people and respond to their requirements accordingly.
  • To provide interpreting, advocacy and counselling services
  • Programmes to be delivered in a safe and accessible venue by qualified staff and volunteers
  • Confidentiality of older people and their families to be protected in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993
  • To protect and enhance the health, safety and welfare of older people, staff and volunteers
  • To investigate elder abuse and neglect issues and provide services for their welfare and safety.