Social Support Groups

MCCI's Social Support Groups meet weekly to provide culturally appropriate activities and programs to empower and support older people from multicultural 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 nutritional, recreational, health and ageing needs
  • meet their language and cultural requirements
  • reduce social isolation and improve health & 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 across various locations throughout the Illawarra and Shoalhaven and are supported by a bilingual worker who understands the needs of individual communities. Our current groups include:

  • Baltic States and Eastern European
  • Burmese
  • Croatian 
  • Dutch 
  • Greek 
  • Middle Eastern 
  • Portuguese 
  • Pukapuka / Pacifica
  • Serbian 
  • Turkish 
  • Multicultural – Corrimal & Cringila
  • Multicultural Men's Shed
  • Multicultural Dementia Specific Social Support Groups


A small contribution fee applies to the service. Please contact us on 02 42297566 to find out more about our fees.


We understand that access and transport can sometimes become difficult. Our Social Support Groups provide door-to-door transport for those who need it. For more information, contact us on 02 4229 7566.


Access & Referral Contact

Daiana Anshaw
Client Liaison Officer
Phone: 02 4229 7566
Mobile: 0413 842 531
Fax: 02 4226 3146

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