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 your home, preparing meals, centre-based activities, respite, transport and Meals on Wheels.
Services are provided on assessed need 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:
: Help with showering, dressing, grooming and medication management
Domestic assistance: Help with basic home duties, shopping and banking
Carer Respite: A service for Carers to take time for themselves away from their caring responsibilities
Home Maintenance: Minor home repairs and gardening
Transport: Assistance with transport to medical appointments
Centre Based Activities: Offers a range of socialisation programs and activities including community access. Transport is provided
Meals on Wheels: Meals are delivered to service users five days a week with weekend meals delivered frozen on Fridays
Social Support: Assistance to access community services and facilities
Please contact our Community Services team on 9477 7147.