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Why Us

For more than 80 years, BSL has worked with older people living with disadvantage, creating safe spaces and providing services to maximise quality of life.

Our mission is to pursue lasting change, to create a more compassionate and just society where everyone can thrive. As a trusted not-for-profit organisation, we work to find new ways to address disadvantage in Australia and drive lasting social change.

How we work

  • We believe that at every stage of life people should be safe, comfortable, valued and connected to the wider community.
  • Through our holistic case management approach, we take the time to get to know you and tailor a plan to suit your individual preferences and circumstances.
  • You drive the decisions. Whether you decide to stay in your home and receive support, live in independent living or live in one of our residential services, we’ll help you find the solution that works best.
  • We use our extensive experience in the aged care sector to provide advice on your options.
  • Our staff and volunteers welcome people, couples or families of any ethnicity, religious belief, cultural background, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Domestic Assistance

Get the support you need around your home to keep it just the way you like it.

Some of the everyday tasks we can assists with are:

  • Washing, ironing, mopping or vacuuming.
  • Changing the sheets, folding and putting your clothes away or assisting with odd jobs.
  • House cleaning to help keep essential living areas tidy and safe.
  • Shopping – flexible shopping options such as a support worker shopping with you, going to the shops while you stay at home or providing assistance with organising online shopping and home delivery.
  • Sorting and organising – we can help you organise your home to maximise safety and comfort.

Community Connection

Supporting you in getting out and about to stay connected. From social clubs and outings to interesting hobbies and pastimes your Home Care Package can enable you to pursue things that are meaningful to you. Staying connected to the community is integral to maintaining physical and mental wellbeing. If you’re feeling isolated or lonely, our team can check-in on you regularly to offer companionship and make sure you’re well. Some of the options include:

  • Attend a group outing
  • Visiting your local park, gardens or beach
  • Visiting your friends and family
  • Going out for a meal with friends
  • Joining a social group
  • Joining a class or course
  • Getting to an appointment
  • Day trips

Diet and Nutrition

Assistance with meal preparation and one-on-one support to increase confidence and skills with cooking. We also provide access to a wide variety of meal delivery services. Support with individual dietary needs required by health, cultural, religious or other reasons is also available.