COVID-19 - SUPPORT

In order to ensure that the different needs of all of those people requiring support are met, Menora Charity will be coordinating support programs and efforts for the Perth Jewish community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The PHC is grateful for Menora’s leadership in this situation and will work within Menora’s framework to assist as and when needed. When you sign-up for support or volunteer to help, we will pass your details on to Menora Charity so that they can include you in their planning.

PHC will also forward all donations pledged, to Menora so that all donations are available for the implementation of required programs.  Menora Charity will invoice the donations and send you a tax deductible receipt. To make a donation to the PHC or PHS, please click on the donation tab or the buttons on the homepage.

The fact that this situation may go on for many months to come, makes it essential for our community to have an integrated plan that can be sustained for the duration that people are negatively impacted.  Although eager to help now, please be patient while this plan is put in place – you will be called on to assist in the coming weeks and months.

Most importantly, if you know someone who is in distress, please email office@menora.org.au or call the Menora hotline on 9375-5059. 
For people requiring one or more of the services offered previously, please use the links below.

Sources of Support

Below please find links to websites of organisations that provide different kinds of assistance and support which may be necessary in these times.  

This site explains the different types of government funded support that might be available if people are eligible. In particular for people living at home fairly independently, the Community Home Support Program may be applicable.

https://www.myagedcare.gov.au/

This website allows people to put in a suburb/town and find out where the nearest provider of emergency relief is and the type of support available https://erconnect.org.au/

City of Stirling can deliver cooked/chilled meals ready for re-heating.  The website says they are able to cater for some special diets but unfortunately Kosher food is not provided.

https://www.stirlingcommunitycare.com.au/services/community-food-services/

Registering for an Age Pension – people are now able to register on line because of COVID and do not have to attend Centrelink. The first step is to set up with a My Gov online account

https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/older-australians

https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/age-pension/how-claim

Broader support available to individuals

https://www.dss.gov.au/about-the-department/coronavirus-covid-19-information-and-support

Foodbank WA are a major provider of hampers to individuals and to organisations.  Please be aware that the hampers provided will not be Kosher foods.

https://www.foodbank.org.au/WA/food-assistance/?state=wa

Essential shopping delivery services are offered by Cahoots. 

https://www.cahoots.org.au/cahootsconnects/

Assist elderly people to download and install apps that we will be using to communicate with members and friends in the coming weeks.