Discover the joy of an authentic connection

Lively is a not-for-profit that employs young people as Lively Helpers, offering support and care to keep older people active, social, and connected to their community.

We think that young and old have a whole lot to offer one another - we're here to spark and support that connection.

Our story

Why Lively?

A real partnership

Our model approaches support as a partnership, not a product. We’ll match you with the right Helper and support you both to develop an authentic and trusting relationship over time.

True flexibility

We’re responsive, not restrictive. Lively Helpers are equipped to support you with a whole range of different activities - it’s all about supporting you to pursue the unique goals and hobbies that keep life interesting.

Deeply local

We’re here to make your neighbourhood feel neighbourly. Our Helpers are locals like you, who know your area and can keep you connected to the community around you.

Some of the things we can help you with

Home care
Passions & interests
Event companion
Meals & Groceries
Around the house
Social Gardening
Keeping on the move
Tech Help

These are just a few of the things we can offer. Learn more about our light supports here, or view our home care service here.

Our Helpers



Interested in becoming a Lively Helper? Learn more here.

What our Members say

“This has been a journey of rediscovering and reinventing! It's been magic… I've been reflecting about how different I am, I've come out of my shell. I'm blossoming and enjoying the appointments, I regret that I haven't done it sooner.”

– Maxwell

“Things that were once a closed door to me before are now a window of hope. The change has been very significant.”

– Lisa

"The thing about being old, is when a young person comes into your path, or your stratosphere, they make you feel younger. That’s just a fact. Just by their very youthfulness.”

– Mick

Like what you see? Contact us to hear more!

Interested in hearing more about Lively, but prefer to speak to a human being? Give our Community Guide a call or arrange a callback to discuss your options.

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