Home Assist is for those people who either cannot manage, or have no one living with them or nearby, to do their necessary chores. An assessment is made to determine the applicant's eligibility under criteria set by the Commonwealth Government who fund the Home and Community Care programme. Funding is Iimited, so priority is given to those most in need.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR HELP? (Referral NOT required)
Residents of The Barossa Council and Light Regional Council are eligible for assistance if they are:
An assessment is made to determine the applicant's eligibility under criteria set by the Commonwealth Government which funds the Home and Community Care program. Funding is limited, so priority is given to those most in need.
Where possible, the client is asked to provide material costs and to contribute towards labour costs, $5.00 per hour, or give a donation.
Transport is available for the target group for Medical appointments, shopping, and social outings. Conditions do apply.
To ensure health and safety in the home, assistance is available for minor home maintenance or modification, such as;
To assist with the more demanding tasks of daily living, short term in-home assistance is available for cleaning, housekeeping, transport, shopping and more. Longer term assistance may be provided on a limited basis. This is subject to the client's needs and available resources.
Where possible, the client is asked to provide material costs and to contribute towards labour costs, $5.00 per hour, or a donation.
For people living in their own home, we will arrange a home visit and provide advice on how to improve security and safety. We can also assist with the installation of security locks and devices, smoke detectors and safety modifications.
We acknowledge your rights under the Privacy Legislation, which prevents organisations from misusing your personal information. You also have rights, under the Freedom of Information Act which allows you to access any of your personal information retained by the community transport section.
Refusal of service will not jeopardise any access to future services.
Applying For Assistance
Contact The Barossa Council
Telephone 8563 8411
Light Regional Council