Home support services for older residents
Our home support services are funded by the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).
The CHSP is for people over the age of 65 who need extra help at home or in the community (or over 50 years for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people).
This might include support with personal care, cleaning, meals, transport and more. It is the first level of support in the aged care system.
For more information about the Commonwealth Home Support Programme please download the brochure in your language or view the website in your language.
Our Home Support Services
Darebin Council provides you with high-quality services delivered by friendly staff. We can offer you a care plan that we will discuss with you to meet your needs.
To access our Home Support Services, you will need to register with My Aged Care and select us – Darebin Council as your provider of choice.
Call 1800 200 422 or visit the My Aged Care website.
Help with a range of tasks as part of your daily routine.
General house cleaning and laundry. We assist you to manage everyday domestic tasks.
A variety of nutritious and culturally appropriate meals delivered to your home..
We pick you up from home and support you to do your own shopping and other errands like going to the bank or chemist.
We help with minor household repairs and modifications to help keep you safe and well in your home.
Door-to-door transport for shopping, and getting to social groups or other activities. Our friendly drivers provide this convenient service within Darebin for a small return trip fee.
We provide flexible respite during the day to give carers a break from their caring role. This can be in the home or in the community.
Older people from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, and other cultural backgrounds
Our service welcomes people from all cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. We can arrange an interpreter or other cultural supports.
Navigating the aged care system
Our Positive Ageing team can help explain how the aged cared system works and what is available for you. This service is free of charge. Call us on 03 8470 8543 for support.
Call us to receive our new home support service brochure:
Supported and Connected Living team
Phone: 03 8470 8828
You can call us yourself, or if you give consent to a family member, friend, doctor, or health service who can call us for you.