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Home and Community Care Program for Younger People

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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

Personal care

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

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Page Last Updated:

Friday, 12 June 2020 - 4:50pm


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.