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Our Social Support Services aim to enhance the participant's quality of life through social connections in either a group setting or individual programs.

Wollongong City Council provides access to a range of social support services, activities, and social outings for older people, those living with a disability and their carers. 

Our programs provide opportunities for new experiences and social interaction to maintain the client’s independence and wellbeing. Services are focused on assisting the client to remain living at home in their own community

Social Support Group Activities

Come along to one of our centre-based groups for a great day out. If you would prefer a bus outing we can offer that too.
Our groups enjoy a range of activities including:
  • Book club
  • Gentle exercise
  • Coffee mornings
  • Art and crafts
  • Yoga
  • Aqua aerobics
  • Bingo
  • Bus trips
  • Movies and shows
  • Assistance using technology
We encourage our clients to be involved in choosing and planning the activities to ensure there is something for everyone. 
Centre Based Day Groups are located at Thirroul, Corrimal, Windang and Fairy Meadow.
Men’s Shed is located at Illawarra Seniors College, Port Kembla every Friday.
For more information call us on (02) 4227 7888.

Social Support Individual Activities

We can link you up for a get together, an outing or a social event. This can be one-to-one, in a small group or in a larger group.
Activities include:
  • Bus outings
  • Coffee
  • Luncheons 
  • Shopping trips
  • Movies
  • Visiting a local club
  • Individual companionship
Have a chat to one of our staff who will be happy to personalise your service.
For more information call us on (02) 4227 7888.

Flexible Respite

If you’re a carer we provide respite programs so you can have a break from your care responsibilities.  Our Flexible Respite support includes:
  • Respite at home during the day
  • Community access – individually tailored
  • Bus outings for people with dementia and their carers
  • Twilight Tour bus outing during the sundowning period for people with dementia
For more information call (02) 4227 7888.

Cottage Respite

If you’re a carer, we can provide cottage respite which is up to 52 hours of respite in a home-like, safe and secure environment.
For more information call (02) 4227 7888.
For more on Wollongong City Council Community Services, here is a copy of our Service User Information Handbook [814 KB] or contact us on (02) 4227 7888.
My Aged Care can also help you find further information about aged care services. Visit or call them on 1800 200 422. 


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