Aged & Disability Services

Future of Aged & Disability Services

Council is working with local providers to determine the future direction of Aged and Disability services (known as Community Care), with a final decision set down for June 2023. These discussions following on from Council’s decision at its March 2023 meeting to work through options within the Community Care Business Plan to secure the future of Aged and Disability Services within the Gannawarra.

Council has spent the past 12 months exploring options for its Community Care services through the development of a Strategic Business Plan, prompted by the planned introduction of the Federal Government’s new Support at Home (SAH) program, which is part of its National Reform of Aged Care.

From 1 July 2024, the SAH program will be a new, integrated program that will combine the Commonwealth Home Support Program and a range of other aged care programs. As a result, Gannawarra Shire, like many other councils, have had to consider its future role in aged and disability services delivery.

Council has produced a Frequently Asked Questions document that addresses questions current clients, staff and residents may have. To view this document, please click on the image below:

Information is also available via the following media releases:

  • Aged & Disability Services' future in the Gannawarra to be discussed - Click here
  • Staff, clients consulted regarding Community Care services future - Click here

If you have any further questions or would like to provide feedback, please click on the image below or contact Council on (03) 5450 9333.


About our Aged & Disability Services

Gannawarra Shire Council's Community Care Team provides a range of services to the community including brokerage services to various agencies at full cost recovery rates. The team aims to either maintain or increase independence by focusing on the capacity of each of their clients. Services cater for frail older people, people of any age with a disability and their carers.

Council acknowledges that the community it serves is diverse in terms of age, gender, health issues, abilities, cultural and socio-economic background, language skills, education, spirituality and sexuality.

Council is committed to ensuring that each client's rights to privacy and confidentiality are respected.