What we do
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.
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. From 1 July 2015, SydWest is now part of the new Settlement Services Program in NSW. Click here for more information.
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.
Our CALD Early Intervention and Family Support Service incudes a range of fun and informative programs to help parents and families from non English speaking backgrounds. Click here to learn more about our families programs including playgroups and women’s support groups.
Success Story 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.”