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Home and Community Care for People under 65

City of Whittlesea’s Home and Community Care Program for Younger People (HACC PYP) provides basic support services for people under 65, or Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander People aged under 50. This program helps people who are not eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) live as independently as possible in their homes and community.

Services available

We can support you with daily tasks. This may include laundry and basic house cleaning like vacuuming, mopping and cleaning your bathroom and toilet.

We can assist with tasks such as showering, dressing and washing your hair.

Delivered meals 

A range of delivered meals options are available based on your choice and special dietary requirements. 

Support with meal preparation 

We can assist with the following: 

  • Shopping for groceries (assisted).
  • Unassisted shopping for groceries - you can provide a shopping list and we do the shopping for you.
  • Ordering online with your closest supermarket - we can help you set up online shopping on your computer, tablet or smartphone.  You can select your groceries online and have them delivered to your home or you can choose the ‘click and collect’ option. 
  • Meal preparation - we can help prepare meals like cutting up your ingredients and get it ready for you to cook. 

You could also combine these options with delivered meals.  For example, you can have a few days where you receive a prepared meal from our delivered meals service and have assistance for the other meals during the week. 

If this is a service you would like, make sure you mention it at your assessment. 

We can support carers who need a break from their caring role. This can be in the home or within the community. 

We can help with minor household repairs and modifications to keep you safe and well in your home. 

What can we help with? 

  • Install new smoke alarms and changing batteries.
  • Gardening and lawn mowing
  • Change light globes.
  • Replace tap washers.
  • Install handrails.
  • Install in handheld showers (with a referral from occupational therapist). 

What can't we help you with? 

  • Construction of ramps.
  • Concreting, paving or painting.
  • Spring cleaning.
  • Activities that require a registered trades person.
  • Window cleaning.

We can pick you up from your home and provide support to do your own shopping and other errands like going to the bank or chemist. 

We can refer you to community-based services once we a Living at Home Assessment is completed.  

How do I access the Home and Community Care Program for Younger People?

A Home and Community Care Program for Younger People assessor will undertake a holistic Living at Home Assessment to understand your needs and will develop goals with you. This allows you to live independently in your home and actively participate in your community. 

If you or someone you know might find the Home and Community Care Program for Younger People services helpful, email or phone 9217 2170 and press option 4.

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