Social Support Groups

The MCCI Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Social Support Groups are structured to provide culturally appropriate activities and programs to inform, empower and support older people from CALD backgrounds to make informed choices about living at home independently.

Social Support Groups assist CALD clients to:

  • stay at home and to be more independent in the community
  • maintain their nutritional, recreational, health and ageing needs
  • meet their language and cultural requirements
  • reduce social isolation and improve their wellbeing
  • actively participate in the community.

The program is provided in a group environment and includes the following activities:

  • morning tea
  • hot lunches (culturally appropriate meals)
  • interactive games and crafts
  • outings and excursions
  • educational and informational workshops
  • health and wellbeing development
  • individual support
  • information and referrals.

Social Support Groups operate from Monday to Friday accross various locations throughout the Illawarra and Shoalhaven.


A small contribution fee applies to the service. Please contact the coordinator for current fees.


We understand that access and transport can sometimes become difficult. The MCCI Social Support Groups provide door-to-door transport provided through Community Transport.

For more information, contact the MCCI head office on 02 4229 7566.

The MCCI proudly provides social support services for the following communities:

  • Baltic States and Eastern European
  • Croatian 
  • Dutch 
  • Greek 
  • Middle Eastern 
  • Portuguese 
  • Pukapuka 
  • Serbian 
  • Turkish 
  • Multicultural – Corrimal
  • Multicultural – Friends of Cringila
  • Multicultural – Village Elders
  • Multicultural Dementia Specific Social Support Groups


Rhonda Te Rure
Client Liaison Officer
Phone: 02 4229 7566
Mobile: 0413 842 531
Fax: 02 4226 3146