Who we are
SPDL Inc. is a community-based not-for-profit organisation, that has been operating for 28 years, managed by an elected Committee of Management. Utilising the skills and enthusiasm of volunteers, SPDL Inc. provides a number of services that keep people connected with the community, enhancing their quality of life and enabling them to maintain everyday living.
What is our purpose
The purpose for which South Port Day Links Inc. (SPDL) was established is: -
TO PROMOTE AND ENABLE EQUALITY OF ACCESS AND OPPORTUNITY FOR FRAIL AGED PEOPLE, PEOPLE WITH A DISABILITY, AND THOSE THAT CARE FOR THEM, SO THAT THEY CAN MAINTAIN THEIR INDEPENDENCE AND LINKS TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY.
How we achieve our purpose
To achieve our purpose South Port Day Links Inc.
- Utilises the skills of volunteers
- Provides a range of transport options
- Provides a range of community support programs for individuals
- Provides community information and advocacy
Who do we help
Our target group are frail elderly people, people with a disability, and those that care for them. We recognise the ability of our clients, encouraging them to remain able to be independent through an Active Service Model approach.
Who Funds SPDL Inc
SPDL is funded by the Department of Health, under the HACC (Home & Community Care) program and therefore we must conform to the principles, guidelines, policies and procedures as laid down by the Department.
The aim of the HACC program is to provide a comprehensive and integrated range of flexible basic services for frail aged and other people with a disability, and their carers and to help these people to be more independent at home and in the community, thereby preventing their inappropriate admission to long term residential care and enhancing their quality of life.
The objectives of SPDL Inc. are to:
- Assist people in the Home and Community Care (HACC) target group to access community and shopping facilities, to attend HACC programs and social, recreational, educational and cultural activities.
- Provide opportunities for social contact
- To promote and enhance confidence and independence
- Identify and respond to transport issues on behalf of the HACC target group
- Liaise with other service providers to avoid service duplication and ensure ease of access for the HACC target group.
- To provide opportunities to establish and maintain friendships
- DayLinks - Door to Door community transport service
- Pet Links - Support caring for animals
- WalkMates - Support exercising in the community
- GardenMates - Support maintaining your garden
- InfoLink - Provision of information
- Betty's Bus Trips - Recreational trips for residents
- DriverLinks - Provision of trained mini bus drivers to support local groups
Contact: - South Port Day Links on 9646 6362 to find out more about our services.
Bunnings Sausage Sizzle 2016
South Port Day Links will be holding its annual Sausage Sizzle at Port Melbourne Bunnings on Saturday 23 April 2016, please come along and help support SPDL on the day. Last year we were able to raise $1,800 which is used to support the ongoing delivery of services SPDL provides to the community. Contact SPDL on 9646 6362 for more information.
Left: Bunnings BBQ 2015
Launch of the Expansion of Service
Left: Chair SPDL Committee Glenda Beale, Martin Foley MP Minister for Ageing and Amanda Stevens Mayor City of Port Phillip launch the expansion of SPDL DayLinks Service into the southern corridor of the City of Port Phillip January 2015. SPDL's DayLinks program has been expanded to service all residents residing in the City of Port Phillip.
SPDL Gets the Keys to the New Honda
Left: Jon Flood from Brighton Honda and Dawn Bennett Project Manager Expansion of Service is given the keys in July 2015 to the new Honda People Mover, our thanks to the Honda Foundation and Brighton Honda for loaning a vehicle to SPDL for three years.
Blue Illusion Port Melbourne Fundraiser 2015
Left: From left Sarah, Clare and Lillian model for the SPDL Blue Illusion Fundraiser, which raised over $800 for SPDL, our thanks to Blue Illusion for their support.
Presentation to The Honda Foundation and Brighton Honda Appreciation from SPDL for the Loan Vehicle
Left: SPDL presented its thanks to Honda for their support of SPDL, from left Stephen Collins Chairman and Director Honda, John Flood Brighton Honda, Sandra Wilson SPDL DayLinks client, Robert Menzies General Manager SPDL, Clare Doyle Committee Member SPDL Committee of Management.