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Current Programs/Projects

Information and Referal

If you’re not sure how to find the right  support services for yourself, a family member or a friend, SALCO can help you!

We empower people to make informed choices by providing full and up to date information on the services that you may eligible for.

Liking people with needed services In their own language, by people who share their culture

Our community workers are the first point of contact for assisting people to access services.

We are the link between you and the service provider, other agencies and organisations.

We can assist you in a variety of ways, for instance:

  • If you need assistance in general and you don’t know who to ask

  • If you have little or no knowledge about Australian services and benefits

  • If you would like to find out or join a social or support group 

  • If you need assistance with information on age care services and residences

  • If you are a carer and you need support in your caring role

  • If you know someone in need of support

  • If you want to participate in language or cultural school, workshops or events

  • If you need information and support on overseas pensions from Spain and Chile

Shellharbour Ladies Group "Union y Amistad” (Unity and Friendship)

Union y Amistad is the name of the Spanish speaking ladies group, which meets on a weekly basis at the Community Hall at Stockland Shellharbour shopping centre.

The group offers a range of activities designed by and for women, including craft and art workshops, social events, outings and physical activities.

A place where women can meet and participate in the many activities offered or join the group to have a cup of tea and lunch together with other women and speak in their native language, Spanish.  All ages welcome.


WHERE:    Community Hall

                 Stockland Shellharbour Square

                 211 Lake Entrance Road

                 Shellharbour New South Wales, 2529

WHEN:      Wednesday, 10am to 2pm

COST:        $5.00 for Lunch


(some projects or outings might incur a cost)

Spanish Speaking Coniston Men's Shed Group

Loneliness is endemic among older men whose lives are bound by their immediate environment.  Most men have learned from our culture that they don’t talk about feelings and emotions. Unlike women, most men are reluctant to talk about their emotions and that means that they don’t ask for help. 

Probably because of this, many men are less healthy than women, they drink more, take more risks and suffer more from isolation, loneliness and depression.  A variety of factors are to blame including an absence of opportunities to pursue hobbies, lack of local services and low incomes.

Men’s Shed gives men the opportunity to feel good about themselves, to be productive and valuable to their community and to share skills and knowledge with other men.  

The Men’s Shed has a coordinator who has both the technical and social skills to develop a safe and happy environment where men are welcome to work a project of their choice in their own time.   There is no pressure, men can just come for a cuppa if that’s all they are looking for and have the opportunity to join for a conversation in their native language Spanish.

 WHERE:         Coniston Men’s Shed

                      5 Miller St, Coniston

                      Cnr of Miller and Fox sts

                      (Rear of ITeC Building)

WHEN:            Wednesday, 9am to 12pm

COST:             Free

                      Tea and coffee provided (bring your own snack)

This project is run by The Building Healthy Men Project – Coniston Men’s Shed is operated by Healthy Cities Illawarra (HCI) and funded by FaHCSIA Family Support Program -

School Holidays Children/Youth Programs

SALCO provides a series of school holidays workshops for different age groups.  Some of those workshops include: Soccer workshops, Zumba, craft, cooking and dancing.

School Holiday programs encourage self expression while having fun, Sport and Recreation.

Programs bring kids/youth outdoors learning new skills and making new friends.  They learn to challenge themselves while growing in confidence and independence.

Older kids get to engage in a healthy and active lifestyle that promotes team building, problem solving and leadership while enhancing their social skills, personal growth and self-esteem.

Information on those activities will be posted on our website.  If you are interested on receiving information on school holidays activities give as a call to register.

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