What is Frederic House?
Frederic House is an aged care service providing a long-term home for approximately 60 men around inner Sydney. The residents are mainly older men, who are experiencing homelessness, relying on low pensions and are unable to live independently due to their medical and support needs. We are open all year round. Frederic House receives funding from the Department of Health and Ageing and NSW Health, with a dedicated team including six registered nurses.
Who can access this service?
Frederic House caters for men with high medical support needs, based on specific assessments to determine a match between a person’s requirements and our facility. Men are referred to the service predominately from hostels and temporary accommodation and hospitals. Our service requires a payment that is a proportion of the pension. We hope to provide support for men who would not otherwise be able to access care.
Where is Frederic House located?
Frederic House is located at 182 Young Street, Waterloo in NSW. It is a short walk from Redfern train station.
Who benefits from the service?
Frederic House is a home with day-to-day living support for those with a complex medical conditions and limited income. Many residents are living with a mental illness, acquired brain injury or other cognitive disorders, often complicated by a history problematic substance use and trauma associated with homelessness. Our service provides a safe environment, socialisation and medical care in a friendly and caring environment.
Can I volunteer at Frederic House?
As a specialised and accredited service working with people with complex needs, Frederic House does not currently engage volunteers directly. However, there are many opportunities to support the St Vincent de Paul Society’s work in other ways. Please have a look at the volunteer pages of the website. Indirectly, our residents benefit from the good works of volunteers across all our services.
How can I find out more?
For more information please contact our reception on (02) 9310 2778 or via fax (02) 9310 1632.