In supporting the choice for people wishing to remain living in their own homes, the Active Ageing and Community Access program offers a range of home and community-based support services to people who are frail, aged and people with disabilities - including their carers. These Commonwealth Home Support services support you to remain active and connected with your community and are funded by the Australian government.
If you are aged 65 and over and you want to access services at Council you will need to call My Aged Care for an assessment or a review. You can contact My Aged Care yourself as per below, or you can call the Council office to assist you with accessing My Aged Care. Call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 or if you already have a Council service you can call the Council office on 5366 7100.
Our services are designed to:
A major element of confidence and independence comes from feeling safe at home. We can help to ensure that your house and environment are free from some of the hazards that worry you. Rails in the bathroom, ramps to the garden and removal of hazardous garden matter. See our home modifications and home maintenance program.
Let us assist you with household chores such as light domestic cleaning, laundry and changing the beds. See our domestic assistance program.
Help you to stay well
Eating healthy meals is important. Our Meals on Wheels program ensures that you have fresh, healthy meals on hand or we can assist you with meal preparation in your home.
Personal care offers dignified support with showering, grooming and dressing and can take some of the stress out of life.
Respite care can also be provided in the home or at a centre to provide a carer or family member with a well deserved break.
Staying connected with your community is one of the best reasons to continue to live independently. Our Social Support group offers companionship and a diverse range of activities.
- Who are the Regional Assessment Service?
- What will it cost me?
- What if i want to provide feedback or make a complaint?
- What is a Home Care Package?
- What are my rights and responsibilities?
- What if I need an advocate?
- Client Information Manual
- Commonwealth Home Support Program Manual 2018
- Policies and Procedures
- Tools and forms
- Community data and statistics
- Elder Abuse
- Our Team Charter