Social Life and Relationships
We help you stay connected to your community and social network.
"Catholic healhcare was strongly recommended to me by a social worker, I was very impressed by the representative and resulting support. I couldn't be happier." - Tony Fraser - Jan 2019
Social interactions and meaningful friendships are important at any stage of life. We understand how beneficial those personal connections can be, whether it’s taking part in enjoyable social activities that suit your individual needs, interests and abilities, or just knowing that someone is ‘popping in’ to spend time with you.
Our social support services are aimed at helping you maintain your friendships and social networks.
Our carers will encourage and support you in taking part of the social and community activities that are of interest to you.
We appreciate that not everyone finds it easy to socialise or try something new, that’s why we support you in joining in group activities, helping you feel comfortable in social settings and enabling you to build your confidence.
Just like meeting a group of people with the same interests, we can facilitate an opportunity for you to enjoy your favourite hobbies in the company of like-minded people. Some of the group activities you might be interested in include:
- Art and Craft Making
- Singing and dance groups
- Yoga and exercise class
Meaningful and purposeful individual connections
We recognise each person deserves personal, individually-tailored care. That’s why our carers are chosen carefully and trained thoroughly to provide the best level of care appropriate to your needs. We understand that developing a meaningful and purposeful individual connection with you is the key in enriching your life.
Peer support groups
Support groups are available through Catholic Healthcare which foster a sense of belonging by supporting people through life’s challenges, joys and sorrows. Support groups assist in a range of important aspects including your basic nutritional, exercise and recreational needs.
We also offer pastoral care services; supportive care coordinators who offer guidance and spiritual comfort in times of loss, grief and difficult times of life.
Sometimes, staying at home for long periods of time can leave you feeling lonely and unsafe. Our carers consider these circumstances and ensure that our daily check ins assess how you are personally feeling, so your independence and lifestyle can continue the way you choose. A daily telephone call from a volunteer to check in to ensure you are feeling at your best is one of our simple services that put our people at the forefront of our business.
Learn more about Catholic Healthcare’s in-home services
Our in-home services are designed to empower you to live life on your terms, independently, in your own home. Our customer service team are here to discuss how we can support you and your family.