Community Services (CS)
CS is one of the major programs provided by the Centre. It is funded by the Department of Immigration and
Citizenship. Our CS program provides a wide range of services to assist new settlers in ressolving their settlement problems, gaining access to general community services, participating in the social and economical life of Australia, and fully integrating into their new homeland.
The CS team also aims to continuously improve our services in order to meet the changing needs of our community.
A new CS office has been opened to assist and serve new settlers in the Northern Region.
CS Services include:-
1. Community Settlement Services (CSS)
CSS service is available to individuals, families and groups who have
recently arrived and are in need of assistance. Case work and group work
are available to assist new migrants to resolve their immediate
settlement problems. Information sessions covering a wide range of
migrant settlement issues are organised on a regular basis and referrals
are made wherever appropriate.
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Kit - For New Arrivals of Chinese Background (Fifth Edition)'
2. Carer Support Services (CaSS)
CaSS targets Chinese carers who are caring a child suffering from
the impact of physical or intellectual disabilities. Case work, group
work, skill trainings and advocacy are provided to enhance and empower
the carers with their capacity of caring a person with disability, and
accessing appropriate services. Carers with similar backgrounds or
concerns are assisted to form support groups and self-help groups to
facilitate mutual support among themselves.
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We have organised a special group for interested people to join:-
a. Chinese Parents' Special Net
Mental Health Services (MHS)
MHS aims to provide effective and
culturally sensitive mental health services to the Chinese community to
support people experiencing mental health problem and help them to gain
appropriate treatment and services timely; and to promote mental
well-being and deliver proper knowledge of mental health literacy in the
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Community Partners Program (CPP)
CPP aims to promote and facilitate increased and sustained
access to aged care information and services by culturally and
linguistically diverse communities with significant aged care needs. The
Centre has been funded by the Department of Health and Ageing to assist
Chinese older people and their carers to gain access to aged care
information and services, and as well assist aged care service providers
in the delivery of culturally appropriate services to the older
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In order to address the
specific needs and service gaps in the Chinese community, the Centre is
committed to develop innovative projects, experimental programs and
conduct researches to examine service delivery approaches which are
potentially to be developed as a service model and seek for concurrent
funding from government.
1. Dementia Community Support
is a newly funded project by Department of Health and Ageing targeting
the Chinese Australian with dementia and their carers. Activities
include expo of community dementia awareness, skills training,
workshops on dementia and music therapy for volunteers and carers, and
day care music program for seniors with dementia to be conducted.
Moreover, there is also a research component to study the effectiveness
of music therapy in Chinese people with dementia.