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Positive Ageing Forums - book now!

Rebekha is hosting two Positive Ageing Forums in the Adelaide Hills and on the South Coast in July.

Bookings are essential.

Adelaide Hills Positive Ageing Forum - Cornerstone College, Mount Barker

Thursday, July 15, 9am-12pm

Guest speakers Ita Buttrose, Dementia Australia Ambassador; Ian Henschke, National Seniors Australia Chief Advocate; and Carolanne Barkla, Chief Executive of Aged Rights Advocacy Service

Register here.

South Coast Positive Ageing Forum - Investigator College, Victor Harbor

Friday, July 16, 9am-12pm

Guest speakers Maggie Beer, Aged Care Nutrition Advocate; Ambassador; Ian Henschke, National Seniors Australia Chief Advocate; and Ian Yates, Chief Executive of COTA

Register here



We're Here To Help

Rebekha's Mount Barker Electorate Office at Shop 1, 72 Gawler Street, is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm and a Justice of the Peace is available most days.

The Victor Harbor Satellite Office at 26 Hindmarsh Road, McCracken, is open 9am to 5pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

COVID-19 Information

If you need advice about COVID-19 restrictions and services, the most reliable source of information on the situation in SA – from health matters to directions – is the SA Government COVID website:

https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/

Check regularly for updates, only trust authorised sources.

If you need to talk to someone, my office can be contacted by phone on 8398 5566 during business hours and by email at rebekha.sharkie.mp@aph.gov.au.

More information can be obtained from the following sources.

SA COVID-19 Information Line - 1800 253 787 offers local information and advice on general COVID-19 information for South Australians. Operates from 9am to 5pm.

Communicable Disease Branch line - 1300 232 272 provides information on immunisations from medical officers.

National Coronavirus Information Helpline - 1800 020 080 provides information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) from an Australia-wide perspective.

SA COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line - 1800 632 753 provides mental health support for people surrounding COVID-19. It is available for people to maintain their mental health and wellbeing.

COVID-19 Relief Call Centre - 1300 705 336 provides information and assistance with such things personal hardship support, accommodation support for people unable to achieve self-quarantining and accommodation for emergency services personnel that are required to quarantine but unable to do so at home. People can also email housingrelief@sa.gov.au.

Red Cross Telecross REDi service - 1800 188 071 register for a free, daily phone call checking on the welfare of vulnerable South Australians in response to COVID-19.

If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450.

If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech or communication impairment, contact National Relay Service on 1800 555 677.

Useful contacts

Fair Work Ombudsman – Coronavirus Hotline – 13 13 94

Legal Services Commission – 1300 366 424

Women's Safety Services SA – 24hr Crisis Line – 1800 800 098

Homeless Connect – Housing Crisis Support – 1800 003 308

Federal Government Support

Please visit Services Australia website for the latest payments and the eligibility requirements. https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/subjects/payments-and-services-during-coronavirus-covid-19

Services Australia has information on both standard payments and pandemic specific pandemic related payments.



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