The City of Belmont is keen to see all of our community members maintain a high quality of life and continue to make a contribution to society. For our older residents and people with disabilities this will often mean being able to stay in their own homes, where they can remain comfortable and be in familiar surroundings. The City coordinates several State and Commonwealth Government funded services to address the specific needs in our community.
What is Home and Community Care?
City of Belmont Community Services is a program funded by the State and Commonwealth Governments' Home and Community Care (HACC) program. It operates according to Community Care Common Standards, policies and guidelines.
The delivered programs provide basic maintenance and support services to assist the frail aged, young people with disabilities and their carers to continue to live in the community. Assistance is available with daily activities including showering, shopping, assistance with maintaining homes, preparing meals, centre-based activities, respite, transport and delivered meal services.
Services are provided on assessed needs and available resources. Service users are assessed in their own home to determine appropriate levels of care.
Who is eligible?
Anyone who is frail aged or a younger person with an ongoing functional disability, and their carers, are eligible to be assessed. Referrals can be made by phoning our Community Services team on 9477 7147.
Flexible services are
provided to help you with your daily living activities including:
Personal care: Supporting
your independence in personal care activities such as medication, showering,
dressing and grooming assistance
with everyday household tasks including domestic duties, shopping and banking
Social Support: Assistance to access community services and facilities and
keep up with essential activities such as shopping and maintaining social connections
Carer Respite: A service for carers to take time for
themselves away from their caring responsibilities
Home Maintenance: Gardening and minor home maintenance (window cleaning,
smoke alarm testing, gutter cleaning)
Transport: Assistance with transport to medical appointments, social
activities, shopping and other community activities
Centre Based Activities: Offers a range of socialisation programs and
activities including community access. Transport is provided
Meals at Home: (Formerly Meals on Wheels) Subsidised meals are available via
provider Home Chef - www.homechef.com.au
Other Food Service: Assistance with menu planning, shopping, meal
preparation, food storage and nutritional advice.
Please contact our Community Services team on 9477 7147.