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Grandcarers SA

Grandcarers SA are committed to supporting grandparents and kinship carers to conquer their challenges while providing a safe and nourishing environment for the children in their care.

They aim to provide comprehensive support through financial assistance, personal support, information provision and advocacy.

Their support includes:

Individual Support

- Confidential support and information to Grandcarers through their telephone helpline and face-to-face meetings.

- Personalised and practical advice tailored for each family, with the child’s best interest at its core.

- Personal referrals to other agencies that support grandparents and kinship carers in navigating financial issues, child protection, and legal systems.

Grandcarers SA Village Program

- This program enables their team to provide grandparents and kinship carers of children a safe space to meet and share challenges, explore solutions, develop connections and identify accessible services for them.

Mobile Outreach Service

- This program provides more occasional visits to locations without a village, to engage with grandparent and kinship carers seeking Grandcarers SA support.

Education and Development Fund Program

- This program was developed to assist grandparent and kinship carers who receive minimal financial support to provide the children in their care with the resources to enhance their schooling and the opportunity to develop physically, emotionally and culturally through extra-curricular activity alongside their peers.

- Limited funding amounts are available for education and extra-curricular development pursuits for the children and young people in the care of extended family through the generosity of various grants and benefactors.

Information and Resources

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TAFE SA - Hair & Beauty Salon

TAFE SA provides hair and beauty salon services that are open to the public. Students and apprentices practice their skills under supervision in well-equipped salons, providing hair, nail, tanning, waxing, facial and massage services at very reasonable prices. For more information, check out the price list.

Salons available in Adelaide, Elizabeth, Mount Gambier, Noarlunga and Whyalla.

Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. To book, call through to Tafe SA on 8207 8412.

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Get Healthy Service

The Get Healthy Service is a free information and coaching service to support people to make lifestyle changes regarding healthy eating, physical activity and how to reach and maintain a healthy weight. The service provides confidential telephone counselling with a personal qualified coach and a website with helpful advice and tips.

The service is available to South Australian adults whose health is at risk due to one or more of the following:

- Not eating a healthy diet

- Insufficient physical activity

- Being overweight

For more information or to register, visit the website to complete the registration form, or call the number below between Monday - Friday, 8am - 8pm .

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FriendLine

FriendLine is a phone based support line available to anyone over the age of 18, in need of a friendly chat. There is also an online chat service available if you are unable to make a call.

All conversations are with trained volunteers and calls are anonymous and confidential.

To access the service, call the Freecall number below which is available Monday - Friday, 8am - 8pm

The online chat service is available from 6pm – 8pm, Monday – Friday and can be accessed by visiting the website below.

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Family By Family

If you're seeking help, you can join the program by visiting their website and filling out the contact form, or by reaching out to their team directly. Once connected, you'll be carefully matched with Sharing Family who has experienced similar challenges and successfully navigated through them. Together, you'll collaborate on creating a tailored plan to overcome your difficulties, develop new skills, and build a strong support network, ultimately leading to a more stable and fulfilling family life.

Family by Family is a community-driven support program designed to help South Australian families overcome challenges and achieve positive change. By connecting families in need (Seeking Families) with families who have overcome similar challenges (Sharing Families), the program fosters mutual learning, guidance, and support. Through this family-to-family mentoring approach, Family By Family empowers participants to build resilience, develop essential skills, and create lasting connections within their communities.

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Fitted for Work

Fitted for Work helps women, non-binary, and gender-diverse jobseekers to become job-ready, find meaningful employment, and thrive in their working lives.

Their job-readiness services provide women with practical skills, knowledge, and connection, so that they can move forward with confidence in their careers.

They are committed to providing a safe space for all women, non-binary, and gender-diverse job-seekers. They welcome clients of all ages, cultures, ethnicities, bodies and abilities. Their national services are available in-person and online, so that no matter where you live, they can help.

Job Search Essentials Workshop

This two-hour live Zoom session runs once a week, and covers the fundamentals of creating and refining resumes and cover letters, and also explores the basics of addressing key selection criteria.

Job Readiness Hub

They offer a diverse range of services, workshops, and one-to-one appointments, like how to apply for suitable roles, get the interview as the preferred candidate, and build your confidence to step into new employment opportunities.

They aim to teach, guide, and motivate you to be job ready. Each client is given tailored support, specific to their personal situation, employment experience, technical access, competencies, and abilities.

Personal Outfitting

They offer clients a safe space where their specialised staff and trained volunteers will put together a work clothing capsule based on your needs. Their goal is to empower you with the confidence to put together looks from your work capsule, helping you to take the stress out of finding appropriate work clothing so that you can focus on your job seeking journey.

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SMS4Dads

SMS4dads supports men in their role as fathers and fathers-to-be and increases awareness of their influence on baby’s brain development.

SMS4dads is free and provides information related to the age and stage of your baby. It helps fathers understand and connect with their baby and partner and also checks in on their wellbeing and offers professional support if needed.

How it works

- Once registered, you will receive three messages a week.

- Some messages provide tips and encouragement. Others are health related to looking after your baby, and also about being mindful of your own health and ways to support your partner.

Mood Tracker

- Part of the messaging supports dads and their mental health.

- A set of MoodTracker interactive texts are interwoven within the messages that ask how you’re doing.

- If a dad says he’s not coping, a health professional from a relevant service makes contact to check in and see if he would like some support.

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Multicultural Youth SA

Provides a diverse range of services and programs to support multicultural young people and young families living in South Australia.

For further information contact Multicultural Youth SA directly.

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Telecross - A phone call each day to check you're OK

Red Cross provide a daily telephone call to check on your wellbeing. The calls provides reassurance as well as help to maintain your independence.

This service supports people who live alone and are at risk of an accident or illness that may go unnoticed, in particular, people who are fail, aged, have a disability, housebound or are recovering from an illness or accident.

To access this service call Red Cross on 1300 885 698 or this service is available through both the National Disability and Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and My Aged Care.

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