Aged and Disability Services
Find out how you can access our many services.
What are Latrobe City Council’s Aged and Disability Services?
Aged and Disability services provides a broad range of flexible support services to assist older and frail people and younger people with moderate severe or profound disabilities and their unpaid carers to:
- Continue to live independently in the community, reducing the risk of premature admission into residential care;
- Build independence and empower them to undertake activities of daily living.
- Make gains in their wellbeing.
Home and Community Care (HACC) Program for Younger People
Home and Community Care Program for Young People is jointly funded by State and Local Governments and is for younger people aged under 65 (or under 50 Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander).
The Home and Community Care Program provides a range of basic support services to younger people with a disability and their carers who wish to continue living at home and need some support in managing daily tasks.
Increase independence through the provision of services, by identifying each person’s goals and needs.
Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP)
Commonwealth Home Support Program is jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Local Governments and is for people aged over 65 (or Over 50 Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander).
Commonwealth Home Support Program provides access to home support services for frail older people living in the community.
- Increasing independence through the provision of support services, by identifying each person’s goals and needs.
How to access services?
Home and Community Care Program for Younger People (HACC PYP)
If you are under 65 (under 50 Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander) and currently have a disability or you are carer of such a person complete a request for a Home and Community Care Assessment below or phone 1300 367 700.
Online request for home support for under 65's
Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP)
If you are over 65 (over 50 Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander) contact My Aged Care to request a Home Support Assessment on 1800 200 422 or via www.myagedcare.gov.au/referral
Online request for home support for over 65's
Not all residents referred for services may be eligible to receive services. An assessment will be undertaken which will determine this.
Please let us know if you need an interpreter. Printed information is available in many languages. If you require copies please let us know and we will arrange this for you.
Fees are charged for services and will be discussed with you during your assessment.
What Services does Latrobe City provide?
General Home Care (Domestic Assistance)
This service provides assistance with a range of household tasks such as vacuuming, mopping floors, changing bed linen, washing, ironing, and unaccompanied shopping.
Qualified Support Workers are available to assist the client with the tasks of showering, dressing, grooming, medication prompting and accompanied shopping.
In Home Respite
This service provides a qualified Support Worker to stay with the person to give the carer a break.
Meals on Wheels
Nutritious and appetising meals are delivered to the client’s home. Meals on wheels cater for special dietary requirements.
This is a limited service which promotes a safe environment for clients both inside and outside of the home.
Services include installing and replacing batteries in smoke detectors, cyclic tasks such as clearing gutters, cutting back shrubs which may be overhanging walk ways, taking rubbish to the tip and other minor repairs that do not require the skills of tradesmen. Handrails, ramps and similar aids can be installed to enhance personal safety. This may require a visit from the Occupational Therapist to recommend the appropriate safety aids.
Social Support Groups
Social Support Groups provide recreational activities designed to stimulate physical and mental capabilities for those with dementia and related disorders, or with lower functioning abilities, and provide social interaction for those who are isolated and lonely.
Activities include gentle exercise, arts, crafts, cards, bingo, board games, outings to concerts and shows, guest speakers on a range of topics including dieticians and podiatrists.
Centres are located at Traralgon and Yallourn North.
Attendance includes the provision of a nutritious two course lunch, morning and afternoon tea. Transport can be provided to and from the venue.
Koorie Elders Planned Activity Group
The Koorie Elders Group meet every Friday at 5 Queens Parade Traralgon in the Community Hall, from around 10.30am.
The group is provided with a two course lunch and transport if required. The day consists of a large range of activities including cards, bingo, craft, artwork and social interaction with one another. Activities include day trips to Melbourne, BBQ’s, local markets and events.
Friends for Life - Group Respite
Latrobe City in partnership with Interchange Gippsland offer a Group Respite program which is called 'Friends of Life'. It is a weekly, night time, supported social outing for people with disability aged 18-50, that in turn also provides their carer with a break. The group offers the chance to connect with others while being active and having fun in the community.
Supporting Carers' Program
The Supporting Carer Program at Latrobe City Council is a program provided to elderly carers aged 65 years or older, not accessing significant formal supports. The program aims to assist carers to remain supported, informed and socially connected whilst in the role of a carer. Latrobe City Council aims to deliver a program that supports the carer in a timely and meaningful way that builds resilience and offers network opportunities, whilst having fun at the same time.