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Home and Community Care Program (HACC)

 

HACC services provide for frail aged people, people with disabilities and their carers to assist where possible to maintain independent living. The HACC program is jointly funded by the Commonwealth and State Governments. There are a number of local organisations who offer a range of services. For more information on HACC services contact the HACC Development Officer for the Lower North Shore on 9415 4885 or email ruthj@nsforum.org.au

Services available include:

  • Respite
  • Food Services - Meals on Wheels
  • Carers Support
  • Community Transport
  • Community Nursing
  • Gardening
  • Home Modification Service
  • Community Options
  • Neighbour Aid
  • Dementia Services
  • Emergency Personal Alarm
  • Domestic and Personal Care Assistance

The Department of Ageing Disability and Home Care (DADHC) is responsible for improving service delivery and providing opportunities for older people and people with a disability to assist them to participate fully in community life and to improve their quality of life.

A list of local services can be accessed through this link. Some are HACC funded, not for profit and others are businesses.

Please note that by providing this information Council does not endorse one service over another.

Please ensure that the service providers understand your needs and you have made yourself fully aware of any terms and conditions.

PROCEDURE FOR COMPLAINTS

If you have any concerns or have experienced a problem with a community service contact the Community Services Division in the NSW Office of the Ombudsman on 9286 1000 or www.ombo.nsw.gov.au

This organisation helps:

  • People with a disability and family carers using or needing accommodation, respite or other community services
  • Older people and others using or needing home help or other home and community are
  • Children and young people - especially those in care
  • Parents or foster carers wanting help and support
  • Young people, women and men using refuges