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

With easing of restrictions, Hindmarsh Shire Libraries and Customer Service Centres have reopened to members of public as of Wednesday 28 July 2021.

Density limits apply for these buildings, so please check door signage before entering.

Please abide by State Government COVID-19 requirements by checking in via the QR code at each location when entering and by wearing a face mask at all time.

Let's keep each other safe by following the current COVID restrictions.

Updated 28/07/2021