Community Care

Support for over 65s

We deliver services to individuals requiring assistance to continue to live independently. We are able to offer subsidised support though funding received via the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP).

My Aged Care

My Aged Care is a national online and phone service to help you find out about aged care services, and what services may be available to help you.

When you call the My Aged Care contact centre, the staff will ask questions to help understand your needs. They can help you find out if you are eligible for aged care services.

Visit the My Aged Care website or call 1800 200 422 to gain more information on the services available to you.

Regional Assessment Services (RAS)

As part of this you may be referred to council where a RAS Officer will provide a personal assessment to discuss your care needs.

Support for under 65s

HACC Program for Younger People (HACC PYP)

We also provide a range of services for those clients under 65 years who require assistance to continue independent living.

To access these services, an assessment is required to be completed. Uniting AgeWell completes this assessment for services.

Please call 9111 9593 to arrange an assessment and eligibility to receive the services.

Council's community care services

Council offers a range of services as funded through the CHSP and HACC PYP to support independence and wellness of individuals within our community. Fees and charges will apply for all eligible clients. Council currently provides:

  • Food Services – provision of delivered meals
  • Home Maintenance – minor works to ensure safety and easy access in the home
  • Social Support – opportunity to meet with other members of the community in a social setting

Transport partnership with LINK Community Transport

We are pleased to work in partnership with LINK Community Transport to provide transport for eligible older residents and people with a disability. Community transport is available to individuals and groups accessing key community facilities.