information about home supports?
SSCCI is a website for, and about, community care services in St George (ie. Rockdale, Kogarah, Hurstville LGAs) and Sutherland Shire, known as Southern Sydney.
4 January 2016: Information for Carers
The Carer Gateway is now open for business and receiving calls at the national contact centre and the website has gone live. Phone: 1800 422 737 Monday to Friday 8.00 am until 6.00 pm. Website https://www.carergateway.gov.au/
23 December 2013: Information for Older People
My Aged Care provides information about aged care services in the services finders on http://www.myagedcare.gov.au/ or phone the My Aged Care contact centre on 1800 200 422 for assessment and referrals to service(s). The daily payment prices for Home Care Packages (HCPs) are published and automatically.
For more information on government-set fees and bonds for residential aged care, go to https://www.dss.gov.au/our-responsibilities/ageing-and-aged-care/aged-care-funding/refundable-deposit-balance-and-accommodation-bond-balance-refund-interest-rates
9 December 2015: Information on disability services
The Community Care Supports Program (CCSP) funds basic maintenance and support services for younger people with disability and also provides support services for their carers. Younger people refers to people under 65 years of age and under 50 years of age for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people.
Follow the link for the brochure
18 November 2015: Get Prepared for NDIS
NSW Capacity Building for People with Disability
The NSW Department of Family and Community Services, Ageing, Disability and Home Care has invested in a number of projects to support people with disability, families and carers in developing their skills to participate confidently in individualised arrangements and prepare for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). These projects also provide opportunities to connect with other people with disability, families and carers.
See the list of projects that have been funded until 30 June 2016 and download the Getting Prepared information sheet at http://www.adhc.nsw.gov.au/about_us/strategies/life_my_way/getting_prepared
1 November 2015: Changes to HACC
HACC joined with three other Australian Government Programmes to officially become the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP). All services for people aged 65 and over [or 50 for Aboriginal people] are now via My Aged Care (1800 200 422). For more information, go to: https://www.dss.gov.au/ageing-and-aged-care/programs-services/commonwealth-home-support-programme
25 February 2015: Changes to My Aged Care
My Aged Care was introduced on 1 July 2013 and included a website (http://www.myagedcare.gov.au) and contact centre (1800 200 422) designed to provide consumers with information on aged care and a referral point to assessment services and aged care providers. In 2014, the website was expanded to include Fee Estimators and an enhanced ‘Aged Care Home Finder’ that enables residential providers to publish their accommodation prices.
Key changes to My Aged Care in 2015 will include:
-a central client record to facilitate the collection and sharing of client information
-the introduction of the My Aged Care Regional Assessment Service who will conduct face-to-face assessments for clients seeking to access Commonwealth Home Support Programme services
-a nationally consistent screening and assessment process using the National Screening and Assessment Form (which is built into the My Aged Care system)
-electronic referrals for assessment or service
-web-based portals for clients, assessors and service providers to access client records, and interact with My Aged Care
10 February 2015: The new Commonwealth Home Support Programme commences on 1 July
10 September 2014:
'What's Going On?' series of notices at http://www.sscci.org.au/noticeboard:
• What's Happening to HACC?
• Aged Care Reform
• Disability Reform
28 July 2014:
• Brochure at http://www.sscci.org.au/resources/service/brochures. Ability Links NSW aims to assist people with disability to be valued and equal members of their communities and to help build a society where people with disability enjoy inclusive lives in all spheres: community, public, private and social.
7 July 2014:
• The revised Home Care Package Guidelines 2014: http://www.dss.gov.au/our-responsibilities/ageing-and-aged-care/aged-care-reform/reforms-by-topic/home-care/home-care-packages-program-guidelines-july-2014
• Discussion Paper Key directions for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme set to replace HACC & NRCP in 2015:
23 April 2014:
• 'Charter of Right & Responsibilities for Community (Aged) Care' in Arabic, Chinese [Simplified], Chinese [Traditional], Croation, Dutch, English, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Macedonian, Maltese, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese
23 March 2014:
• new HACC brochure: 'Services to Enhance Your Independence'
17 January 2014:
• 'Getting Prepared workshops: Living Life My Way'
The NSW Government is supporting people with disability, families and carers to prepare for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) through eight capacity building projects for people across the state to learn about how NSW is transitioning to the NDIS, have the opportunity to develop their skills to enable them to participate confidently in individualised arrangements and connect and share with other people with disability, families and carers.
13 January 2014:
• Sutherland Council is celebrating Seniors Week [15-23 March] through a number of events.
6 January 2014:
• Sutherland Shire HACC/CCSP Brochures: http://www.sscci.org.au/sccd-resources
• St George & Canterbury HACC Brochures: http://www.sscci.org.au/cdobrochures