Our Services

Adelaide Legacy provides a range of care and support services including assistance and advice on:

  • accommodation
  • home maintenance and safety
  • general welfare matters and pensions
  • help with accessing medical and welfare services
  • assistance with education
  • life opportunities for children and youth
  • financial assistance to those in need
  • Case Management
  • providing practical assistance
  • Provision of information regarding aged care services
  • Advocacy
  • Referrals to other services and organisations
  • Assistance with applying for DVA pensions
  • Financial assistance
  • Welfare checks
  • Linking in support from Legatees
  • Emergency house repairs or maintenance
  • Assistance in accessing Allied Health Services
  • Falls prevention aids, walking frames, walking sticks and handrails
  • Accessing vision and hearing services

A Community Services Worker and a Pensions Officer are usually present to provide advice and assistance at Legacy House each day during normal business hours.

Widow(er)s and dependant children of veterans who died on operational service or subsequently, and family members of the Australian Defence Force who die or are incapacitated as a result of their service are eligible to receive Legacy benefits. Widows of WWII veterans who served in Australia only are now also eligible for Legacy benefits.

Information about Legacy’s activities and services can be found in our bi-monthly Newsletter.


Legacy Widows' Clubs

Legacy Widows’ Clubs support widows by facilitating comradeship, combating loneliness and fostering a spirit of self help under the umbrella of Legacy. Approximately 25% of our widows are members of the 55 Legacy Widows’ Clubs/Social Groups located throughout SA and Broken Hill. These Clubs/Social Groups provide a most important service to our widows and a very valuable level of support to Legacy activities.

The Clubs are run by the widows themselves but come under the umbrella of Adelaide Legacy and operate under a Constitution issued by Legacy. Each is supported as necessary and assisted by their Legatee Liaison Officer.

Contact us for Widows Clubs, their locations and meeting times in your area.


Legacy Social Groups

For those Legacy widows who still want to have social interaction with other Legacy widows, but without the structure and formality of a Legacy Widows Club, an alternative is a Legacy Social Group. These Groups still provide the benefits outlined above, but without the requirement for Office Bearers, Minutes of meetings or financial reporting.

There are currently only 14 such groups, but we expect the number to grow considerably over the coming years.

For details of meeting place & times contact Legacy House on 08 8231 9812.


Bi-monthly Newsletters

Six issues of a bi-monthly newsletter are provided to all widow(er)s registered with Legacy each year. They keep widows up to date with welfare matters and social issues as well as regularly reminding them of the availability of Legacy support. 


Privacy

Adelaide Legacy is committed to protecting the privacy of its Legacy beneficiaries and its members (Legatees).