Testing and Information
There are 51 Local Health District COVID-19 Assessment Clinics across NSW. Click HERE for your nearest clinic.
Call the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080 for general advice.
Health Direct on 1800 022 222 if you have symptoms.
If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450.
Anglicare is continuing to provide Counselling and Food and Financial services via online (Skype and ZOOM) and by telephone. Please see attached brochures with all contact details, and please refer clients to our broad range of services.
We also continue to provide free counselling and financial support for those in bushfire affected areas. Further details below:
Counselling: children, young people, adults, relationships, families, carers, domestic violence and trauma
Intake: 1300 651 728 acwollongong@Anglicare.org.au
Food and Financial Assistance: assistance with bills and food, NILS and StepUP Loans, Financial Counselling, Advocacy and referral support, Casework.
Continued Help in Bushfire-Affected Communities – free counselling (1300 651 728) and financial support (8624 8600)
continuing to assist clients with long-term recovery https://www.anglicare.org.au/what-we-offer/bushfire-relief-efforts/
Nowra Family Relationship Centre provides assistance to families who are separated, considering separating or having relationship difficulties. This includes working with families around their parenting arrangements for their children as well as property mediations. Due to our desire to keep both the families who seek our assistance and our staff safe at this time, we are contacting our clients by phone or online platforms. Contact: 1300 651 728
Anglicare At Home
If you are aware of an older person who is vulnerable, perhaps even more vulnerable now because of self-isolation and would benefit from help at home Anglicare at Home:
For more information phone: 1300 111 278 https://www.anglicare.org.au/what-we-offer/home-care/
Coming Soon – videos on Domestic Violence, Mental Health and Anxiety, Bushfire recovery and COVID-19, and dealing with social isolation particularly for the elderly. Stay tuned for further updates.
Barnardos South Coast
During this time of uncertainty, Barnardos South Coast would like to let you know that we are still taking referrals for our Family Support Services.
The Family Worker Project and Aboriginal Family Worker project have ceased home visiting but are maintaining communication with families via regular telephone calls.
We are providing family activity packs with ideas about how to entertain children & look after yourself as a parent and these will be delivered to homes and dropped on the verandah or near the front door.
If you have a family who you think could benefit, at this time from a regular phone check-in, please email a referral (form attached) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Southern Youth and Family Services
SYFS as a Centre based service is trying to accommodate itself each day to the world global sanitary situation changes. Our way to support our clients has changed. We are not currently running groups, due to government restrictions on people in one place. This includes the playgroup.
The Home visit or Face to face appointment is put on hold for the moment but you could still call us to discuss how to support you better.
I encourage you to reach out and pick up the phone to chat with myself or the team Resourcing Adolescent & families Team and Newly Arrived Youth Specialists Team.
All our workers are ready to listen to you and support you. We can be reached on the regular contact number and emails to maintain the social distance regulation.