Aged services committees

The Healthy Ageing programs Supervisor attends and/or convenes several committees.

Seniors Working group

The  Seniors Working Group is one of Councils committees represented by people who live in the inner west with a genuine interest in ensuring the voices of older residents are heard.

The Working Group meets at least four times per year. The purpose of the committee is to:

  • provide input into the development and implementation of programs and services that ensure equity of access for seniors and that are part of Council's Ageing Strategy and Action plan
  • advocate on behalf of seniors and ensure the voices of seniors are heard in Council's decision-making
  • advise, share relevant information on a changing demographic and support innovative opportunities to ensure the wellbeing of seniors
  • work with Council's Healthy Ageing Team to support the delivery of initiatives such as Seniors' Festival, Dementia Awareness and other activities and projects.

For more information, visit Councils Local Democracy Groups page on this website or contact Mark Jones, Acting Healthy Ageing Program Supervisor by phoning (02) 9392 5844 or via email

Sector Support and Development - for people that work in aged care

There are several forums specifically  for workers in the aged care sector. 

All service providers should follow the announcements on the website of Department of Health.

Inner West Aged Care services capacity Building Interchange 

Marina Antonas:

Inner West Sector Support Development and Training Officer (Ashfield, Burwood, Canada Bay, Canterbury, Leichhardt, Marrickville, Strathfield)

Ethnic Communities Council of NSW

Funded by Department of Health

The Canterbury Marrickville  Sector Support Development Officer

Miguel Ferrero of Sydney Community Forum: 


Aged Services Interagency 

The Inner West Aged Services Interagency is a service provider forum and from November will be convened by the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre. The forum meets quarterly.

The Interagency collaborates to meet the needs of all seniors by identifying service gaps, and building community capacity. This supports positive ageing and place based approaches in service planning.

Convened by Newtown Neighbourhood Centre. To register for information about this group and meetings contact:

Dementia Alliance

The Inner West Region has formed a working party with service providers  to support the creation of a dementia friendly community.

We want to turn this into an Alliance and need people with a lived experience to join.

A forum will be held on 28 September 2021  to receive more information - SAVE the DATE.

For more information contact 


Inner West Region Elder Abuse Collaborative

Supported by the Ageing and Disability Commission (ADC) the Inner West Region collaborative has been operational for several years. 

We support the ADC vision to  better protect older people  from abuse, neglect and exploitation from someone they know living in their home or community, and to promote their fundamental human rights.

A group of service providers  interested in preventing older people from experiencing abuse in the community providing resources, webinars, and passionate about preventing abuse.

What is elder abuse?

Resources for Professionals

Resources for the Community

Anyone can contact the Ageing and Disability helpline with concerns on 1800 628 221 .

New, locally developed  resources will be uploaded soon.

For a recording of the latest event - 'Options for safety and wellbeing of older people',  on 30 June 2022, you can play the video here


Some key local phone numbers: 


Hospital Social Work Department

  • Royal Prince Alfred
  • Concord
  • Canterbury
  • Balmain

9515 6111

9767 5000

9787 000

9395 2111

Aboriginal Medical Service - Redfern

9319 5823

Drug Health Service

1800 793 466

Aged Care and Rehabilitation Service

1300 722 276

Sexual Assault Service

9515 9040

Police Area Commands

  • Campsie
  • Leichhardt
  • Inner West
  • Burwood/ Ashfield

9784 9399

9552 8099

9568 9299

9745 8499

Redfern Legal Service

9698 7277

Marrickville Tenancy and Legal Advice

9559 2899

State Contacts

Police or Ambulance - Emergency



National Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence Counselling Service

1800 7370732

Police Assistance Line – Non-Emergency

131 444

Seniors Rights Service

1800 424 079

Ageing and Disability Abuse Helpline

1800 628 221

Mental Health Line

1800 011 511

Link2Home - Accommodation Assistance

1800 152 152

Aged Care Quality & Safety Commission

1800 951 822

Carer Gateway

1800 422 737

Centrelink – Older Australians

  • Social Work, Financial help
  • Multilingual

132 300

131 202

My Aged Care - Assessment for Services

1800 200 422

National Dementia Helpline (Health should refer)

1800 100 500

Let's Talk: Elder Support & Mediation Service

1300 364 277

TIS - Language Interpreters

If you have little or no English, you can contact TIS for an Interpreter in your language to communicate with services

13 14 50


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