If you are aged under 65's and are not eligible for the NDIS and struggle with activities of daily living then you may be eligible for services under our Home and Community Care Program.
We offer a range of services for young people with a disability and their carers as part of our Home and Community Care Program for Younger People.
The program provides support for younger people with disabilities whose capacity for independent living is at risk and:
- are under 65 years of age (or under 50 for individuals from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait background).
- have functional limitations affecting their ability to manage day-to-day activities
- need support to live independently at home, or while out in the community.
Services are targeted to people with moderate, severe, or profound disabilities and their unpaid carers.
- showering and dressing
- meal preparation
- occupational therapy
- social support groups
- creating a safe home environment
- respite care at home
- domestic assistance
- carer groups.
How to access services
You can contact us for services for yourself, or on behalf of someone else:
- Call Moorabool Shire Council's Aged and Disability Services on 5366 1219
Fees are based on:
- the services you require
- your income
- your capacity to pay (services will still be offered even if you are assessed as having no capacity to pay).
Please see fees.
- When we receive the referral, a Council Intake Officer will visit you at home to talk about your needs and goals.
- If you are eligible to receive services, a support plan will be created that includes your goals and support preferences. Please note that eligibility for service does not guarantee service as we have very limited funds to provide a service to our under 65 community members.
- A Council Intake Officer will then contact you to discuss your support plan; any costs involved; and a start date if considered eligible and resources are available.
Please note the following:
NDIS does meet the respite needs of a family through the provision of relevant services. The family of a child with an NDIS plan is not eligible for our under 65's program, but NDIS provides the following type of NDIS funded support:
- Short term accommodation. The NDIS funds the participant to have short stays/overnights in a group-based facility.
- Specialised Home Based Assistance For A Child. The NDIS funds assistance in the home that is required due to additional needs of a child’s disability. This support may be provided to strengthen the sustainability of informal support arrangements by providing the carer with a break in their caring role.
- Assistance with Social and Community Participation this funding enables a participant to engage in community, social or recreational activities in a centre or in community settings. While the NDIS participant is attending such activities their carer is receiving a break from their caring role.
- Assistance With Self-Care - Night-time sleepover or active overnight. The NDIS may fund assistance with, or supervision of, personal tasks of daily living where overnight support is needed and the carer would not have the option to sleep if this support was not available.
Support for Carers Program.
Under the Support for Carers Program (SCP), a person with respite needs can apply for support even if they are accessing other programs. However, SCP is also a capped program and organisations must operate within targets and funding.
People can find their closest Victorian Support for Carers Program service provider by ringing 1800 052 222
or accessing the list of service providers via the Better Health Channel https://bit.ly/2FbPiln. In Central Highlands – Ballarat Health Services are the main provider for Support for Carers.