Community Services are provided by a number of different organisations, many of whom have been providing this service for many years.
Home and Community Care (HACC) services are community services funded by the Commonwealth and State Government and are accessible for frail older people over 65 years, people with disabilities and their carers. The HACC program can provide domestic assistance, personal care, food services, community respite, transport and some home maintenance. There are fees associated with HACC services. However if you are concerned about your financial circumstance please let us know - the focus of HACC is to ensure that those who are eligible receive the support they require regardless of their income.
If you are not eligible for a HACC funded service or they have not been able to accept your referral (HACC services are limited), you may need to access your services under a “user pays” model from a service provider.
For eligible veterans and war widows a HACC funded service is offered by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. The Veteran’s Home Care service offers domestic assistance, garden maintenance and respite care to entitled veterans and war widows. There is a small charge for domestic assistance and garden maintenance.