The information below is designed to assist when searching for services to help support clients in the community and may vary or be subject to changes according to the relevant organisations.
LinC - Love in the name of Christ
The challenge faced by Australian churches to meet local community needs is enormous and is increasing. In areas where churches have not yet networked together to respond to those needs, LinC provides a system for enabling them to face this challenge in a way that does not duplicate existing programs. They are able to help with transport. Contact number for Pine Rivers: 07 3204 4588
A pre-booked door-to-door service that provides transport to health facilities, rehabilitation and social activities for individuals or small groups. Access Direct can assist people aged over 65 (or people aged over 50 if Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander), people with a disability and their carers who have difficulty using public transport or accessing a private vehicle. Their trained support workers can transport you to a variety of venues including medical appointments, shopping centres, visiting family and friends, social outings and community activities. The service operates on a ‘book in advance’ basis and requires clients to be medically fit for transport by community transport support workers. All clients must be registered with St John Ambulance before transport can be arranged. The cost of each transport trip depends on the number of kilometres travelled and if the client is eligible to receive subsidised transport funding from Queensland Community Care Services or Home and Community Care Services. Access Direct transport services are available to eligible people living in the greater north Brisbane, Pine Rivers and Redcliffe areas, as well as Bundaberg, Maryborough, Hervey Bay and surrounding areas. Access Information Line – 1300 ST JOHN (785 646)
The Silver Cord Service provides vital friendship and security calls, assisting people to remain at home safely and improve quality of life. Peace of mind starts with hello… The Silver Cord Telephone Reassurance Service provides vital friendship and security calls, assisting people to remain at home safely (particularly people aged over 65, or aged over 50 if Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, people with ongoing medical conditions and people with a disability or their carers). This service is available to eligible clients Queensland-wide. What type of calls can I receive?
Security calls can be made seven days a week to ensure you are safe and well. The purpose of these calls is reassurance so that if the call goes unanswered, an activation process is commenced to ensure your wellbeing.
Friendship calls help you stay connected in the community through regular calls from a like-minded volunteer. Our clients love to hear from their ‘phone friends’, and for some, it may be the only friendly conversation they have all week. Our caring callers love the chat too.
Respite calls can be made after you return home from hospital, or while family and friends who normally check on you are away.