Announcements - May 19, 2020
Intereach provides home support in Campaspe Shire
Human and community service provider Intereach has successfully tendered to deliver the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) and Home and Community Care Programs for Young People (HACC-PYP) in Campaspe Shire.
Intereach CEO Keryn Fox said she was delighted with this announcement, which was made by Campaspe Shire CEO Declan Moore this week.
“This is a natural progression for Intereach, as we’re already delivering these programs in the Riverina region, and we’re now looking forward to increasing our services in the Campaspe Shire,” Ms Fox said, adding anyone seeking a wide range of home support services could do so through Intereach.
The Senior Manager of Intereach Aged Care Services is Michael Harding, who said CHSP and HACC-PYP are valuable support programs for senior residents and people with a disability to help ensure they can continue to live well at home.
Intereach looks forward to working with Campaspe Shire residents to deliver such important programs that help ensure senior residents and those living with a disability maintain their health and independence with support in their home,
The Commonwealth Home Support Program helps senior Australians access entry-level support services to live independently and safely at home.
Mr Harding explained that eligibility is based on your support needs and age, but could be appropriate if you are having trouble with everyday tasks and feel a little support could improve your health and wellbeing.
To be eligible for the program you must be:
- 65 years or older (50 years or older for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people), or
- 50 years or older (45 years or older for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) and on a low income, homeless or at risk of being homeless.
Services which may be accessed through the program can include meals and other food services, personal care, domestic assistance, nursing, allied health and therapy services, specialised support and respite care.
CHSP may also be able to help with domestic assistance including basic chores around the house, home maintenance or modifications, items to make you more mobile or assist in everyday living, community transport and homelessness support.
The HACC-PYP supports people who are:
- under the age of 65 years (under 50 years of age for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) and who experience difficulty carrying out the tasks of daily living and are eligible to apply for HACC-PYP supports.
Services which may be accessed through HACC-PYP can include meals and other food services, personal care, domestic assistance, nursing, allied health and therapy services, specialised support and respite care.
Mr Harding said Intereach looks forward to delivering these services and helping people within the Campaspe Shire.
While Intereach offices are currently closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic, telephone inquiries can still be made and services delivered. When business returns to normal inquiries about CHSP and HACC-PYP can also be made at the Intereach Echuca office, located at 203-205 Hare St.
Intereach provides human and community services for children and families, older people, people living with disability, mental health and carers. It operates from 16 offices in northern and central Victoria and the Mallee, and across the Riverina region of NSW.