Home Support Program extension welcomed

Published on 14 June 2019

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Gannawarra Shire Council has welcomed the Federal Government’s decision to extend the Commonwealth Home Support Program until 30 June 2022.

This program provides services to more than 580 Gannawarra Shire residents over the age of 65 each year.

Mayor Lorraine Learmonth said that the Commonwealth Home Support Program enables Council to assist residents to remain living safely and independently in their own homes.

“Services offered by Council’s Community Care staff include domestic care, personal care, meal delivery and property maintenance, just to name a few,” Mayor Learmonth said.

“These services mean that our older residents can be supported to continue to enjoy living in their own homes in the community.”

Gannawarra Shire Council provides services on all days throughout the year, except for Christmas Day. More than 24,000 hours of care have been provided during the current financial year.

“The Commonwealth Home Support Program and other services that Council provides - such as Social Meals, Gannawarra Non-Emergency Transport Service and being an approved National Disability Insurance Scheme provider – play a key role in keeping residents in touch with the community,” Mayor Learmonth said.  

“If you believe you or a family member would benefit from this service, please phone My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 to register.”