COMMUNITY CARE SERVICES

Hindmarsh Shire Council facilitates a variety of support and care services to help our community members stay as independent as possible and remain in their own homes.

This includes the following:

Domestic Assistance
To provide domestic chores to maintain a person’s capacity to manage everyday activities in a safe, secure and healthy home environment, including time limited services to support wellness and reablement goals.

Personal Care
To support people in activities of daily living that help to maintain appropriate standards of hygiene and grooming including time limited services to support wellness and reablement goals.

Flexible Respite
To support and maintain care relationships between carers and consumers, through providing good quality respite so that carers can take a break.

Meals on Wheels
To provide a person with access to meals.

Home Maintenance
To provide services that assist a person to maintain their home in a safe and habitable condition. Services are linked to assisting a person to maintain their independence, safety, accessibility and health and wellbeing with in the home environment.

Community Town Taxi (Nhill Township only)
The program is a volunteer supported program designed to assist eligible Nhill residents with their transport requirements within the towns’ limits, to attend appointments, shopping and paying accounts.

Seasonal and One-off Programs
From time to time, Hindmarsh Shire Council Community Services team run different seasonal and one-off programs for its Community Care consumers. In the past the seasonal programs have included a Summer Meal program and a Winter Casserole program. Depending on eligibility, Community Care clients are provided with an opportunity to join these programs as they come up.

To make a referral for persons under 65 years of age, or under 50 years of age for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, call our office on (03) 5391 4444 or email info@hindmarsh.vic.gov.au.

For referrals for persons over 65 years of ages, or over 50 years of age for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, please contact the My Aged Care program on 1800 200 422 or by visiting www.myagedcare.gov.au.

COVID-19 COMMUNITY UPDATE

ACCESSING COUNCIL FACILITIES - VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS

In line with Victorian Government requirements, as of 6pm Friday 29 October 2021, community members will need to show proof of double vaccination to access Councils community facilities including swimming pools, Nhill Memorial Community Centre, community halls and Hindmarsh Shire Libraries in Dimboola, Jeparit, Nhill and Rainbow. You can do this via the Services Victoria app or with a printed Vaccination Certificate and photo ID.
 
Children under 16, or those with an approved medical exemption, will still be able to access services.
To assist our community who are unable to access library services, in person, click and collect services are available along with e-books, e-audiobooks and e-magazines. Telephone your local Hindmarsh Shire Libraries branch to organise click and collect.
 
At this stage, Council’s Customer Service Centre in Nhill does not require customers to be double vaccinated. Community members needing access to customer services in person, can attend the Nhill Customer Service Centre at 92 Nelson Street, Nhill. Online services are available on our website or telephone 03 5391 4444 for assistance over the telephone.

Updated 3/11/2021