Support for older people living alone

Services for people living alone, and information for people concerned about the welfare of a friend, neighbour or relative living alone.

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NSW Police Force

For all emergencies please dial 000 (triple zero). If your matter is not an emergency, call 131 444 or contact your local police station.

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Why this is important

Nearly one-third of people in the City of Sydney local area live alone. Many of these residents live healthy, active lives and are in touch with their neighbours and local communities. However, some may be at risk of becoming cut off from society due to advanced age, ill-health or fears for their own safety.

People who are socially isolated can easily become invisible to the rest of the community, which can affect their individual health and wellbeing. They may have an accident or a fall at home, and have no way of alerting someone that they need help.

If you are someone living alone who might need help for peace of mind, this page gives information on a number of services available. Or if you're concerned about the welfare of a friend, neighbour or relative living alone, please contact your local police station to conduct a welfare check.

NSW Police next of kin registration formPDF · 254.85 KB · Last modified