Refugee & Multicultural Services

Commonwealth Home Care Package Program

Brotherhood of St Laurence Retirement and Ageing

Commonwealth Home Care Package Program is a service funded by the Commonwealth of Australia. A Home Care package is for older people who have complex needs that can only be met by a coordinated flexible package of care. The objectives of the program are:

  • To assist older people to remain living at home with services they need
  • To enable older people to have a choice and flexibility in the way that the older person and support is provided at home with services

There are 4 levels of Home Care packages ranging from Level 1 to Level 4. All consumers need to undertake an assessment through My Aged Portal to determine eligibility for the levels of package provision..

Ph: Brotherhood Care At Home Customer Engagement Consultants on 1300 147 147
Web: Visit the Brotherhood Aged Care website


Community Support Program

The Brotherhood of St Laurence Multicultural Communities Team (MCT)

The Brotherhood of St Laurence is one of the Approved Proposing Organisations (APO) for the Community Support Program (CSP), a Department of Foreign Affairs program designed to enable Australian supporters (individuals, community groups/organisations and businesses) to propose individuals in humanitarian crisis overseas and who have employment prospects to resettle in Australia under the Humanitarian Program. The Australian supporters are responsible for all the financial costs of the visa applications and ensuring successful settlement of the proposed individuals and families once they are in Australia.

Ph: 9422 5650
Email: mct@bsl.org.au


Employment Program for Young Asylum Seekers (EPYAS)

The Brotherhood of St Laurence Multicultural Communities Team (MCT)

Supports young people (18 – 30 years old) seeking asylum to develop the skills, knowledge and pathways for employment in Australia.

Ph: 9422 5650


Given the Chance for Asylum Seekers

Brotherhood of St Laurence

This is an employment program to assist asylum seekers with work rights to find sustainable employment and to advocate on behalf of asylum seekers living in the community.

Ph: 9422 5650 (JVEN)


Given the Chance Jobs Victoria (JV)

Brotherhood of St Laurence

Given the Chance Jobs Victoria employment program is an employment service for long term jobseekers or jobseekers that are not eligible for commonwealth services living in the Metro Northern, Metro South Eastern and Metro West areas of Melbourne and is delivered by the Brotherhood of St Laurence.

This service is offered to a broad group of disadvantaged jobseekers including:

  • People seeking asylum
  • People from a refugee background
  • Long term unemployed more than 6 months
  • People who are aboriginal
  • Mature aged people (aged 50+)
  • Retrenched workers
  • Young people 15-24 (disengaged and not engaged in education, training or employment)
  • Youth justice clients
  • Single parents
  • People with a disability
  • Social housing tenants
  • Ex-offenders
  • Veterans and/or veterans families
  • People experiencing homelessness
  • Low income (under employed)

Eligibility:

  • At risk or currently long term unemployed (more than 6 months) or underemployed (12 hours or less a week)
  • Living in the Metro North of Melbourne in one of these six LGAs: Hume, Whittlesea, Nillumbik, Darebin, Moreland and Banyule.

You can apply in person, over the phone or via email.

Ph: 9422 5637
Email: jvennorth@bsl.org.au


Reconnect

The Brotherhood of St Laurence Multicultural Communities Team (MCT)

The Reconnect program intensively supports unemployed young people from all backgrounds between 15 to 24 years old to get into vocational education and training. Learning Support Officers will work with you to develop a learning plan based on your needs and career goals. You will be assisted to complete an accredited course and move on to further training or employment. We are partnering with Mill Park Community House to provide you with the Support you need.

Ph: 9422 5650
Email: mct@bsl.org.au


Refugee and Asylum Seeker Partnership (RAP)

The Brotherhood of St Laurence Multicultural Communities Team (MCT)

The Refugee and Asylum Seeker Partnership (RAP) project is coordinated jointly with Spectrum and Baptcare Sanctuary, supports and empowers newly arrived community groups. Engagement with emerging communities is undertaken by providing workshops in leadership training developed by the Brotherhood.

RAP works with emerging communities, supporting them to develop their leadership and governance skills to establish strong, connected and vibrant community groups with the confidence to participate in and contribute to the community. The RAP in the North program builds on community strengths to codesign activities that meet the needs of emerging communities at different stages of settlement.

Ph: 9422 5650
Email: mct@bsl.org.au


Refugee Health Nursing

Dianella Plenty Valley Health (DPV Health)

DPV Health aims to provide timely and responsive support to newly arrived refugees in the Whittlesea catchment. DPV Health will respond to the special needs of the newly arrived refugees and facilitate access to DPV Health and other primary healthcare services for refugees in the community.

Ph: 9409 8724


Stepping Stones

The Brotherhood of St Laurence Multicultural Communities Team (MCT)

Stepping Stones program offers women mentoring, training and support to help them develop new skills and increase their participation in microbusiness and the community.

Ph: 9422 5650


The Integrated Family Services

The Brotherhood of St Laurence Multicultural Communities Team (MCT)

Operates as part of the Northeast Metropolitan Child & Family Services Alliance. The program provides case management support to vulnerable families by promoting safety, stability and development of children and young people. The service, as appropriate, also provides culturally-sensitive intervention with the families to assist in their transition to Australian culture and society.

Ph: 9422 5650
Email: mct@bsl.org.au


The Refugee Child Outreach Program

The Brotherhood of St Laurence Multicultural Communities Team (MCT)

RCO is a unique refugee settlement service that assists families link into services such as early-years children’s services. The program operates in Hume, Yarra and Western metropolitan Melbourne.

Ph: 9422 5650
Email: mct@bsl.org.au


Youth Programs

The Brotherhood of St Laurence Multicultural Communities Team (MCT)

We build the capacity of young people who are 15-25 years old from refugee and migrant backgrounds in Hume and Whittlesea to increase their skills, awareness and participation in volunteering, training and employment opportunities.

Ph: 9422 5650
Email: mct@bsl.org.au


Victorian Arabic Social Services Epping PAG/Social Support Group

Victorian Arabic Social Services (VASS)

The VASS PAG/Social Support Group in Epping provides culturally and linguistically appropriate social support to people of Arabic speaking backgrounds, inclusive or Assyrian and Chaldean backgrounds.

The group meets once a month on a Monday and runs information sessions, excursions and other fun and educational activities aimed at improving independence and community participation.

You are eligible if you are under 65 with a disability or a career of Arabic, Assyrian or Chaldean background.

If you are over 65 you can apply through My Aged Care.

Email: lina.hassan@vass.org.au

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