The Australian Multicultural Community Services (AMCS) is a not for profit organisation providing help at home and other support services to older people, people with disabilities and their carers in Melbourne and Greater Geelong.
AMCS provides home care packages, aged care information, assessment and referral services, respite for carers, social activities and companionship to people from diverse backgrounds.
AMCS direct care workers and clients are matched so clients can receive care from someone with the same cultural background.
For many of our clients migration is a key influence on their life and most of them will have faced some - if not many - challenges in adjusting to life in Australia.
For some elderly people this includes the ongoing effects of experiences before migration.
This is the part of the Victorian community that we are most experienced in supporting, with care and expertise built up over thirty years.
AMCS educates care workers in culturally specific care through accredited training courses. AMCS courses are high quality and low cost, and include aged and community care, English and IT courses.
We care, we support, we educate.
AMCS acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community.
We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to elders both past and present.