SydWest Multicultural Services

SydWest Multicultural Services assists newly arrived refugees, humanitarian entrants and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds by offering a variety of services and programs to help people settle into the Australian community. We also provide quality aged care and disability services to people within the CALD community.

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Entrants and New Arrivals

Our Settlement Services team offers tailored case management support to help refugees and humanitarian entrants who have been in Australia for less than five years and are dealing with priority issues of settlement. We also run multicultural support groups for families, men, women and different cultural groups and offer a range of programs and services for seniors, families and youth. Click here to learn more.

hamide and clients 2Frail Aged, People with Disabilities and their Carers

Our Aged Care and Disability Services include the Home Care Packages Program and the Commonwealth HACC and Community Care Support Programs, designed to help people to live independently in the community for as long as possible. Click here to find out more including the many services programs and support groups for Seniors and Carers.

 

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Our CALD Early Intervention and Family Support Service incudes a range of fun and informative programs to help parents and families from CALD backgrounds. Click here to learn more about our families programs including playgroups and women’s support groups.

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Meet Jeyapalan who came to Australia five years ago from Sri Lanka.

“When I came to Australia, I didn’t know any English. A friend told me about SydWest and I discovered that there was a Tamil caseworker who spoke my language which was good. She was able to interpret for me and help me with my questions. There were many challenges when I first came to Australia, but here I am free to improve myself. I decided I didn’t want to rely on Centrelink for money and quickly found a job. My SydWest caseworker also helped me to set up an ABN and business number so I could start a business. My dream is that I can grow my business, own a home and provide a good education for my son.”

 
 

 

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Our new Learner Driver Mentoring Program assists financially disadvantaged people through the process of getting their licence. The comprehensive program covers driver education and safety and includes on road driver experience. Click here for more information.

 

warehouse training with Richard OlorenshawSydWest often partners with organisations to provide training and educational support to migrants and new arrivals. Our recent partnership with Marist Youth Care gave young migrants practical warehouse training and a pathway to further training.

Community Services Expo_JenniThompson-25Thank you to all the visitors, exhibitors, partners, supporters and entertainers who took part in the 2014 Community Services Expo held in Blacktown in October.

 


Entertainers from around the world can showcase their talents under the one rood at the Grass Roots World Music Festival – an annual event organised by SydWest in partnership with the Cultural Arts Collective.

diabetes awareness programOur programs and services are aimed at engaging new arrivals about all matters of life in Australia, from employment, education and housing to family harmony, domestic violence and health and wellbeing.

Harmony Day is one of the many special events on the SydWest calendar.