Social hubs and community access
Our social hubs provide a warm and welcoming place to visit, whether it be to attend a program, join a group, participate in an event or to receive guidance from a member of our team.
We create opportunities for our members to socialise and learn in a safe and supportive environment. We use a wellness and reablement approach where members make decisions about what is important to them.
Our programs are run throughout the week, including weekends and feature a variety of activities and services.
Examples of programs available include:
- Virtual reality: walk your childhood street or have a guided tour through Europe
- Virtual social groups: we lease iPads to clients to engage in social activities from the comfort of their own home to engage with peers, family and the broader world. This can be with support from a member of our team or independently
- Cooking: Good Food Matters program delivery healthy eating habits and skills, social cooking programs and events
- Reminisce: through journals, videos, writing in an individual or group-based approach
- Wellbeing: exercise activities, meditation, break out areas where clients can have a moment of reflection or a break from group environments
- Arts and crafts: channelling the inner artist, we provide arts and crafts programs
- Entertainment: embracing some fun, we provide bingo, trivia, group-based games
- Events: Cultural and themed events, festivals, annual fete, seasonal events, celebration of birthdays and lives
- Technology classes: build the skills and confidence to use computers, tablets and smartphones.
Our social connection hub locations are:
67A Brunswick St, Fitzroy Vic 3065 Ph: 9483 1345
440 Grand Boulevard (Newbury Community Centre) Craigieburn Vic 3064 Ph: 9483 1345
20 Waterview Boulevard, Craigieburn VIC 3064 Ph: 9483 1345
25 Blossom Drive, Greenvale VIC 3059 Ph: 9483 1345
65 Williams Road, Carrum Downs Vic 3201 Ph: 9782 9322
12 Inglis Avenue, Frankston Vic 3199 Ph: 8781 4250
Cottage Overnight Respite
Our overnight cottage is a six bed respite service based in Frankston that provides a ‘home away from home’ for those who seek a more homely, intimate and relaxed environment that large residential aged care facilities may not be able to provide.
Each bedroom is complete with a large ensuite, hi-low bed, split system air conditioning, television with Netflix subscription, and is suitable for those using mobility aids or wheelchairs. In addition to the welcoming and warm accommodation, we also provide nutritional home cooked meals.
We encourage all clients staying with us to actively participate in activities on site providing an educational element to their stay. The cottage services operate 24/7, 365 days per year by our caring team of enrolled nurses and community support workers.
Home and Community Care Program for Younger People
The Home and Community Care Program for Younger People (HACC-PYP) provides services to help people with disabilities remain living at home as independently as possible. The HACC Program for Younger People operating from the Brotherhood of St. Laurence in Frankston, is funded by the Victorian Government and is designed to support eligible individuals to stay independent by providing them access to a range of affordable health care and support services.
HACC-PYP is targeted at people aged under 65 and Aboriginal people aged under 50 who needs assistance with daily living activities due to an impairment relating to disability, mental or chronic illness or short term health need. It is also available for carers.
HACC-PYP is an alternative option for you if you are not eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) or are transitioning into the NDIS.
HACC PYP services available
- Help around your home
- Personal, nursing and health care
- Getting out and about
- Respite for carers
Support for Carers
We are committed to providing proactive and ongoing educational support for carers within our program to ensure they are provided with opportunities to build resilience and gain a stronger understanding of how services can be utilised to support their caring roles.
In Southern Metropolitan Melbourne, BSL are funded to provide Support for Carers, which include a range of events, such as weekend retreats, High Tea, meal outings, various excursions, movie nights etc.
Our carer support group meets monthly and is an opportunity to meet and engage with other carers in a safe and welcoming environment.
To register your interest or learn more please contact us on 9782 9322.
How to apply
We take the time to get to know you so that we can tailor our respite care services to suit your needs.
Call us on 1300 147 147 or complete the form below and we’ll be in touch to let you know how we can help.