The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of COVID-19 characterised as a pandemic on 11 March 2020.
The Maltese Community Centre at Parkville and Sunshine closed on Tuesday 17th of March for the safety of the staff and members of our Maltese community, who are some of the most vulnerable at this time.
Our Social support service continues with staff and volunteers phoning people who attended our service. Our team have been checking in on them, by making a phone call every second day to ensure they have someone to talk during this most difficult and isolating time for all.
The MCCV want to continue to support the older Maltese people by expanding this service to the broader community throughout Victoria. We want to assist people in the community who may be feeling unsure, lonely or isolated due to the strict stay at home restrictions.
For anyone that registers, particularly those that live alone or are caring for someone at home, our team will call them every few days to check in on them to see how they are doing and have a chat. From the people who have been accessing this service, we know it is making their very long day at home, more tolerable.
Our team will also assist by referring those in need of other services to the appropriate organisation. The government and other welfare agencies are offering services people can access.
If you, or someone you know would benefit from this telephone contact service, contact us at the Maltese Community Council of Victoria on 9387 8922 and leave your name and telephone number.
Our team will get back to all callers within a few days.
Stay safe, stay home.