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Home and Community Care Expo comes to Meredith

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Thursday, 6 June 2019 - 11:30am
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Golden Plains Shire Council is pleased to host a Home and Community Care Program Expo with a focus on services available for younger people later this month in Meredith.

This event is a great opportunity for all Golden Plains residents to come along and find out about Home and Community Care services that are available to support residents within the Shire.

The expo will be held from 10am to 4pm on Wednesday 26 June, 2019 at the Meredith Memorial Hall, 61 Staughton Street, Meredith.

Attendees will be able to find information on assessment services, domestic assistance, property maintenance, personal care, social support, respite, eligibility requirements and much more. In addition to hearing from guest speakers, service providers will be available for exhibition attendees to speak to throughout the day.

The HACC Expo is a free event, and all residents are welcome to attend. Guests will be treated to a free BBQ lunch and be eligible for a fantastic door prize.

Mayor Cr Owen Sharkey says that access to services like the Home and Community Care Program, including for younger people, is essential to many residents to maintain their independence.

“The Home and Community Care Program is a valuable community service program that often flies under the radar, despite making a huge difference to the lives of participants.”

“This expo is a great opportunity for locals to find out more about this vital program, and to chat with Council’s community care officers about matching services with their needs.”

The Home and Community Care Program provides support for both older and younger residents whose capacity for independent living is at risk. Services are targeted to residents requiring assistance with daily living, and their carers.

In its Draft Budget 2019/20, Council has included $130,000 on the provision of individual and group support services for eligible HACC PYP residents. This essential support program is among more than 60 community services Council is proud to deliver every year.

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Friday, 7 June 2019 - 11:12am


Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.