Ageing and Elders

Home and Community Care programs provide funding for services which support older people, people with disabilities and their carers.

This service is available to Aboriginal people 50 years of age and over with moderate disabilities; and also younger people with moderate disabilities and their unpaid carer.

These services provide basic support and maintenance to people living at home and whose capacity for independent living is at risk, or who are at risk of premature or inappropriate admission to long-term residential care.

Eligibility for services is not based solely on age but on the level of difficulty a person experiences in carrying out tasks of daily living.

These services can assist in restoring people’s independence at home and in the community. They complement and supplement but do not replace what you can do for yourself.

These programs target its services to those who have the greatest need. Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative will assess your needs and provide you with information about your choices.

We welcome any enquiries you may have about how our services can assist you in meeting your needs.

Service provision may be long term or short term as part of the wellness and restorative approach used by Gunditjmara and guided by client service agreements and case plans.

Fees and Charges

There is currently no fee for Home and Community Services provided by Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative HACC/CHSP programs.

Community Housing

The primary objective of Gunditjmaras Housing Program is to provide sustainable and affordable housing for the local Indigenous community. In doing this we also aim to maintain successful and sustainable tenancies and this is demonstrated by the low turn-over rate on tenants in the program.

The housing worker manages and ensures that the 12 rental properties are maintained to an appropriate standard as per the Housing Accreditation Standards.

To enquire about housing email Glenda or telephone (03) 5559 1234