Home and Community Care Program for Younger People
The Home and Community Care Program for Younger People (HACC PYP) provides basic support and maintenance services for people aged under 65 and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people aged under 50 and their carers.
HACC PYP services support people to live as independently as possible in the community. If you think that you (or a family member or a person you care for) might find HACC PYP services helpful, please contact Golden Plains Shire Council on 5220 7151.
HACC PYP provides support to Golden Plains residents under 65 years and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people aged under 50 years who require assistance performing activities of daily living, including personal care, delivered meals, domestic assistance, property maintenance, community transport and social support groups. Residents may require this assistance due to physical and/or psychosocial functional impairment related to disability (for which they are not eligible for the NDIS), chronic illness and short-term health needs.
Regular HACC PYP assessments help meet your changing needs
HACC PYP staff can support you and your family or carer to identify your needs and choose the right mix of services to support you live as independently as possible. You will receive an individual Support Plan, which is monitored and reviewed, because your needs might change in the future.
Help around your home
HACC PYP can support you with your normal chores, occasional repairs, or making daily life easier and safer through:
domestic assistance – including regular or ‘spring’ cleaning and laundry
property maintenance – such as clearing gutters and spouts minor works – such as installing grab rails and smoke alarms
Community Care Workers can assist you with many regular tasks including:
personal care – such as support with mobility, showering, dressing, toileting needs, eating, exercising and monitoring your prescribed medication
Getting out and about
HACC PYP can support you to keep doing the things you enjoy and to stay in touch with others by:
supporting you shop, cook, pay bills and attend appointments
organising group activities (eg swimming, yoga and special interest groups)
social support groups – enjoying the company of others
A break for everyone
Respite care provides a break or an outing for you and a break for your carer through:
respite in your home or in the community
If you need support, or know someone who would benefit from this program, please contact Council’s Active Ageing & Disability Services team on 5220 7151 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.