Our program assists older residents aged 65 and over (50 and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents) to remain living at home and within their community.
It is funded through the Commonwealth Home Support Program and managed through My Aged Care.
We provide services to support you, or the person you care for, to live independently at home, including:
- help with shopping, errands and attending social outings, for example going to a café, park, library or event
- in-home company for shared activities, for example puzzles, meal preparation, short walks, making crafts or chatting over a cuppa
- custom assistance to safely access medical and allied health appointments (not limited only to transport)
- help with home and property maintenance, for example installing hand rails or ramps or doing minor household repairs and cleaning
- delivered meals.
These services can also be provided if you have had a setback and need some help to regain your independence, for example after an accident, illness or a hospital stay.
Participating in the program
There is an eligibility assessment and referral process to get involved. This may be face-to-face or over the telephone.