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Aged and Disability Services

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, as well as 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.

The Aged & Disability Services Unit uses the 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.

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In Home Support – over 65’s

Commonwealth Home Support Program

The Commonwealth Home Support Program is funded by the Commonwealth and State Government and provides entry-level aged care services for those aged 65 and over (or Indigenous people aged 50 and over). The program also includes support services for prematurely aged people on a low income who are 50 years or over (45 years or over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) and are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Buloke Shire Council understands the importance of building strength and retaining independence and quality of life in the home and community. We will work with you to achieve your goals to retain your skills and in some cases learn new skills. Services that can be provided:

General Home Care                                

Meals On Wheels

Personal Care

Respite Care

Home Maintenance  

The entry point is to call and register with My Aged Care by calling 1800 200 422 (free call) where questions will be asked to determine your needs and care arrangement.

If eligible, a referral will be directed to the Buloke Shire Regional Assessment Service Officer.

In Home Support – under 65’s

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.

Eligibilty and Assessments

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.

Fees/Accounts

Fees are set by Council each year. A fee is charged for each service and a debtor will be raised each month.

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

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