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Buloke Shire Council’s Aged & Disability Services Unit aims to support and enhance the well-being and independence of older people, younger people with disabilities, and their carers and families.

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

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

We understand how important it is for you retain your independence. We provide a range of support services designed to assist you to maintain your independence and quality of life in your own home. These services include:

            HACC 

Funding for Buloke Shire Council’s Aged & Disability Services is provided through the Commonwealth and State Governments based on client age.

The Aged & Disability Services Unit uses the government’s Living at Home Assessment tool and the principles underpinning its Active Service Model

Funding for Buloke Shire’s Aged & Disability Services is provided through the Home and Community Care (HACC) Program and other State and Federal funding programs. The Aged & Disability Services Unit uses the Victorian government’s Living at Home Assessment tool and the principles underpinning its Active Service Model.

All Aged & Disability Services staff have attained the Certificate III in Community Care and the Certificate III or higher in Aged Care. Staff also participate in ongoing further education and training to serve the needs of the community. Council is responsible for ensuring a safe workplace for its employees. A safety check of your home and equipment will be conducted prior to your service commencing.

How to access Aged and Disability Services

 Buloke Shire Council’s Aged & Disability Services Unit provides a range of support services for older people, younger people with disabilities, and their Carers and families.

 How can I get access to these services?

 If you are aged 65 and over (or Indigenous people aged 50 and over) and you need some help with daily tasks to live independently at home. 

 The first step is to call and register with My Aged Care by calling 1800 200 422.  

 You will be asked questions over the phone to help work out your needs and care arrangement.  You will need your Medicare card and if you are calling for someone else, they will need to give their consent.

 You will then be referred to the Buloke Shire Regional Assessment Service officer.

 My Aged Care is an Australian Government website and phone line to help you find out what aged care services may be available to help you.  It is the entry point to access aged care services and information.

 It’s never too early or too late to talk about aged care. Talking about getting some extra help doesn’t mean you can’t live an independent or active life.

 If you are aged less than 65 (or Indigenous people aged less than 50) and have a temporary or permanent disability needing some help with daily tasks to live independently at home you can contact the Aged & Disability Services Team on 1300 520 520 to organise an assessment.

 How are eligibility and needs assessed?

Each client receives a full assessment in their home, which identifies their eligibility and needs.

The assessment process includes the client and, if required, their carer or other persons as appropriate.

How much do these services cost?

A fee is charged for each service.

The fees vary and are established at the time of assessment.

Find out more about:  

Disabled Persons Parking Scheme Application B061-0710
Disabled Persons Parking Scheme Application B061-0710
Improving Liveability for Older People in Buloke
Improving Liveability for Older People in Buloke - Grant Funding for Community Groups
Aged and Disability Services Policy
The purpose of the Aged and Disability Services Policy is to clearly document Council's commitment to clients and their carers and families.
Buloke Shire Council Positive Ageing Strategy 2013-2019
Buloke Shire Council Positive Ageing Strategy 2013-2019
Positive Ageing Strategy 2013-2019
Buloke Shire Council adopted its Positive Ageing Strategy in April 2013.
Buloke Shire Council Disability Action Plan 2013-2016
Buloke Shire Council Disability Action Plan 2013-2016
Disability Action Plan
The Disability Action Plan provides the framework to address disability access issues across all Council areas of responsibility in line with Councils Corporate Plan and Municipal Public Health Plan.
Disabled Persons Parking Permit Scheme
The scheme provides for two permit categories based on the applicant’s need for assistance.
How to access Aged and Disability Services
Aims to support and assist older people, people with a disability and their carers within the community.
Packaged Care
Designed for older adults who wish to remain living at home but would require services to help them do so.
Diversity Planning
Aims to improve access to HACC services by eligible people who are marginalized or disadvantaged.
Volunteers
A volunteer is a person who is wanting for whatever reason, to work for a limited tenure for no remuneration.
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels provide a nutritious meal delivered by volunteers to the clients’ homes. This service supports the client with personal and social contact.
Veterans Home Care
Services to eligible Veterans to enable them to continue living independently in their own homes.
Home Maintenance
Home Maintenance Services are provided to ensure client's homes is a safe and secure environment both inside and outside the home.
Respite Care
Respite offers a break for the carer of a person who is frail aged, has dementia or a person who has a disability.
Personal Care
Assistance with showering, dressing or grooming, assistance with mobility, and assistance with food preparation and eating.
General Home Care
General Home Care provides assistance with house cleaning to support clients and carer’s to maintain a comfortable, home environment.

Buloke Shire Council: 367 Broadway, Wycheproof, VIC 3527 | Phone: 1300 520 520 | Fax: (03) 5493 7395 | Email: buloke@buloke.vic.gov.au

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