Community Care Services

Community Care

Current Community Care Services

At this point in time, the Shire is NOT taking any new referrals within any of its Community Care programs (view 19 December 2016 Council Resolution (10.1.6)).
Furthermore on 27 March 2017, the Shire’s Council resolved the following: That Council

  • Approves Rise Network as the Preferred Provider to transition the Shire’s Home and Community Care Program to from 1 July 2017.
  • Approves People Who Care as the Preferred Provider to transition the Shire’s Community Visitor Scheme Program to from 1 July 2017.

The Shire will continue to keep residents up to date as the transition of services progresses.

Please see our FAQs for more information or contact us on 9359 9797.

The Shire currently provides the following Community Care services to eligible residents over the age of 65:

  • Centre Based Care:
    The Peter Anderton Centre is an adult day centre operating Monday to Friday
  • Home Maintenance:
    Supports consumers with minor work to maintain safe and independent access to their home or yard.
  • Food Services:
    Supports consumers to prepare meals in their own home.
  • In Home Carer Respite
    Provides respite to unpaid carers on a planned or regular basis
  • Social Support
    Supports consumers to maintain community and social connection with activities such as shopping and banking.
  • Meal on Wheels
    Supports consumers by delivering a nutritionally balanced meal to their home.
  • Domestic Assistance
    Supports consumers to complete everyday household tasks
  • Personal Care
    Supports consumers by assisting with personal care tasks such as showering and dressing
  • Transport
    Support consumers to attend medical appointments, do shopping (unaided) and to travel within the community.
  • Home Care Packages Level 2
    HCPs are targeted towards people who would otherwise require low level residential care
  • Community Volunteer Scheme
    A Federal Government Initiative, where dedicated volunteers visit residential aged care residents on a regular basis to provide social connection and community inclusion

 

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National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

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In November 2016, The Shire of Kalamunda Council resolved to transition its NDIS services to Rise network by 31 March 2017. The Shire has also since revoked its registration as an NDIS provider, effective 31 March 2017.
View here for more information on Rise Network’s NDIS services

Western Australia

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) commenced in the Perth Hills region in July 2014 for people with disability aged up to 65 living in the local government areas of Kalamunda, Swan and Mundaring. The Government has set up the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to manage the scheme and trial in Perth Hills. 

More than 1200 people will be joining the NDIS in the expanded Perth Hills trial between January and June 2017. The Shire encourages everyone who may be eligible to find out about the NDIS and to make a request for access if they are not already linked to Local Coordinators and other Disability Services Commission services.

In January 2017, Commonwealth and WA Governments announced they would be rolling out a nationally consistent but state-run NDIS from 1 July 2017. In the meantime, there is an existing agreement to continue the NDIS trials in WA until the end of June 2017 . This means that people meeting the NDIS access requirements who live in the local government area of Kalamunda can come into the scheme and receive support.

For more information, visit the Western Australia Site page:

Want to Know More?

Website: http://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/our-sites/wa
Email: http://www.ndis.gov.au/form/contact-form
Phone: 1800 800 110
In Person: 78-80 Railway Pde, (entrance Marion St), Midland WA 6056

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HACC Eligibility

You may be eligible to receive support through the HACC program if:

  • You live in the community and have an ongoing functional disability that impacts on your ability to live independently or
  • You are the carer of a HACC eligible person.

Fees apply for services.

To confirm eligibility for HACC support resident should contact :

Regional Assessment Service
1300 785 415

They will support people through the eligibility process and determine their need for an assessment. During the assessment process, residents will be given options for selecting a service provide to deliver the services needed.

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