At Home with Willoughby – Community Aid
Dougherty Community Centre
7 Victor Street, Chatswood
Phone: (02) 9777 7824
Available 9am to 5pm weekdays
In order to support your independence at home, At Home with Willoughby provides the following services to eligible frail or aged residents, or residents living with a disability and their carers:
Information and Referrals
We provide information to residents and carers on HACC services and other organisations available to residents in the local community including transport, home nursing, podiatry, home care, continence advice, dementia services, gardening, home modification, and respite.
The Linen Service is available to the frail aged, people with disabilities and their carers in the Willoughby Local Government Area. Fresh linen is delivered to the home and the beds are remade. This service costs $11.00.
The Shopping Bus operates on the first and third Tuesday of every month. The bus collects people from home and takes them to Spring Street in Chatswood. Passengers are later collected and helped to take their groceries in to their homes when needed. Conditions apply. This service costs $6.50 return.
Outings are organised on the first and third Wednesdays of the month to various venues around the Sydney metropolitan area. This is a great opportunity to meet people and make new friends. This costs $16 for transport and morning tea plus the cost of your choice of lunch. Shorter outing are organised for the fourth Wednesday for those with limited mobility.
Home Delivery Groceries
Grocery orders are taken over the phone and processed with the supermarket, which delivers directly to your home. Payment by eftpos or credit card is required at time of delivery.
Companion Shopping provides a service for clients who need assistance with shopping and bill paying. Assistance with small tasks in the home is also available. This service costs $19. Limited places available.
Social Circle is a way to relax and make new friends. The group meets every Thursday at the Dougherty community Centre from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Activities range from games to guest speakers to movies and more. Cost is $3.
Assistance is available for minor household odd-jobs like changing light bulbs. This service is provided by Chatswood Rotary Club. There is no charge for this service.
If you cannot access a solicitor due to financial or social situations, our legal service is available by appointment from 6.30pm on Thursdays. Interviews are confidential. Conditions apply. Phone 9777 7800 to book.
Volunteers who are fully trained and accredited by the Australian Tax Office are available by appointment to provide a tax service for people on low incomes who meet the qualifying criteria. There is no fee but an appointment is necessary. Phone 9777 7800 to book.
At Home with Willoughby has opportunities available for volunteers. Contact At Home with Willoughby to discuss your skills and interests and we will match you with a program.
The walking group operates on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. Times vary dependant on time of year. Limited pick-ups are available or meet at the Dougherty Centre to visit beautiful places around Willoughby for your walk finishing off with a light lunch and refreshments.
This service costs $10.
For further information on any of the above services, call At Home with Willoughby on 9777 7824.