The Social Support Program for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities is a caring and friendly service which aims to facilitate social inclusion of older people or younger people with disability from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. In consultation with community leaders, we design and facilitate a range of social activities which aim to support, promote and enhance the independence, quality of life and well-being of the participants.

This  Service includes:

  • Day Trips to interesting and beautiful places
  • Information sessions on topics relevant to ageing community services and programs enabling people’s independence.
  • Celebration of culturally unique events
  • Leisure learning including art, craft, cooking and gardening
  • Skills improvement including English conversation and computer literacy
  • Wellness activities including gentle exercise classes

Participants can choose from the following groups:

  • Spanish Group
  • Iranian Ladies Group
  • Italian Group
  • Afghan-Iranian Group
  • Chinese Group

Service operating times:

Service days and times depend on the activities of each group.


Fee Description/ Eligibility
$12-$35/day Day trips for Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) clients
$50/day+lunch Day trips for general public
$2-$10 Meeting Groups and Interest Groups for Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) clients
$20 Meeting Groups and Interest Groups for general public

Areas Serviced

Hunters Hill Local Government Area Ryde Local Government Area

How can we help?

If you have any questions please contact our CALD Coordinator: