Southside Aged & Disabled Persons Programs
HACC - Home and Community Care
ACHA - Assistance with Care and Housing for the Aged
CYFS - Child, Youth and Family Services
Who is Eligible?
The Southside HACC program provides support to frail older people who live throughout the ACT and whose capacity for independent living is at risk. The primary eligible age group is people aged 65 years and over and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who are over 50 years. The HACC service also reaches out to the carers of this target group.
The Southside ACHA program provides support to all older persons from throughout the ACT who are either homeless or at risk of homelessness. The ACHA focus is frail older or prematurely aged people.
The CYFS program provides support to young people and families who are experiencing difficulties across a range of issues that can place families at risk. This program focuses on supporting children, young people and families seeking support to work through difficulties but are not sure of what is available to help them.
HACC - Home and Community Care
HACC Mainstream Case Management
The Southside HACC Mainstream Case Management program provides support to frail aged older people from throughout the ACT who require support to maintain independent living for as long as possible. The HACC Mainstream service also reaches out to the carers of this target group. The primary eligible age group is people aged 65 years and over and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who are over 50.
- The program promotes each person's opportunity to maximise his or her capacity and quality of life.
- The program is tailored to meet the unique circumstances of each person, their family and carers.
- The program ensures choice is optimised for each individual.
The program provides assistance to eligible people who need support from more than one HACC aged care service.
- Implementing an Individual Care Plan (ICP) in consultation with the person.
- Liaison within or with another service provider who is able to support the person.
- Support and advocacy to ensure that the person has access to the range of services they need to enhance their lives.
- Regular monitoring and review of the ICP.
Available services include:
- Domestic Assistance - to help people with tasks such as vacuuming, washing, ironing and unaccompanied shopping.
- Personal Care - to help people with daily self care tasks such as bathing, toileting, dressing, grooming and getting in and out of bed.
- In addition services such as assisted shopping, transport, home modification, purchase of equipment to maintain independence and social activities are available.
During the delivery of services the program actively promotes a "wellness approach principle" which allows the person to retain their capacity and focus their strengths which in turn can increase their ability to manage their day to day life.
HACC Multicultural Access Program
The Southside HACC Multicultural Access Program is able to:
- Provide specialised case management, advocacy and referral for people from a culturally and linguistically background.
- Provide relevant information about HACC services.
- Promote cultural inclusion as a stragey to improve outcomes for individuals and culturally and linguistically distinct groups.
HACC Intensive Needs Program
The Southside HACC Intensive Needs Program is able to:
- Support people who are HACC eligible and have complex care needs including younger people with a disbility or those with a mental health concern.
- Enable people to maintain their independent lifestyle and community participation despite difficulties with their health or mobility.
- Work effectively with other agencies and allied health professionals to ensure that outcomes are improved.
ACHA - Assistance with Care & Housing for the Aged
The Southside ACHA Program is able to:
Assist those people who are financially disadvantaged to meet their accommodation and support needs.
- Assist older people on low incomes who are experiencing difficulties accessing secure and affordable housing.
- Work with those that a re homeless or at risk of homelessness staying in the ACT.
- Provide information and referral to public, community housing and emergency accommodation services in the ACT.
- Assistance will be provided to help complete forms and letters of support can be written to aid allocation to priority housing lists where appropriate.
- Assist in obtaining support from other organisations that can help with this process.
- Assist with transfers to more appropriate accommodation.
- Link to local community suports to improve the quality of life for people on the program.
- Provide advocacy for eligible clients.
CYFS - Child, Youth & Family Services
Southside Community Services, Woden Community Services and Anglicare have formed a consortium to provide a range of services under the new CYFS framework funded by ACT Government.
The Child, Youth and Family Services Program (CYFS) is able to provide:
- Case management and support for vulnerable children, youth and their families.
- Referral to other services.
- Coordination of support services
- Youth Engagement Activities
- Network Coordination
We operate in the South-West Region with workers based at Woden Youth Centre, Southside Community Services and the Weston Hub.
Referrals can be made by calling:
Freecall 1800 647 831 Child, Youth and Family Gateway
HACC Croatian Care Program
The Southside Croatian Care Program is able to:
- Provide assistance and support to people from the Croatian community who are HACC eligible.
- Provide specialised case management including accompanying people to appointments with medical providers utilising the skills of a bilingual Case Manager.
- Croatian Day Group meets each Wednesday for social activities and lunch.
Social Group for Spanish Speaking Seniors
A Seniors group for Spanish Speaking members of the community meets the first and third Fridays of the month at the Griffith Hall. Activities include cooking, craft, picnics, outings, dancing, singing etc. For more information please contact CBDC Coordinator on 6126 4780
Chinese Social Support Group
The Chinese Social Support Group for seniors meets every Tuesday at the Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre in Civic, Wednesday at Gungahlin and every Friday at the Corroboree Park Hall in Ainslie. Activities are run in conjunction with ACT Chinese Aged Care Information Service and include traditional chinese singing, dancing, table tennis, tai chi, mah-jong and excursions.
Phone 6126 4726.
The Special Care Transport program is designed to assist frail aged, younger people with disabilities, and their carers, with transport to medical appointments, social and shopping activities. This service is available between the hours of 9:00am – 4:00pm weekdays.
A small fee is payable by the client.
Please contact the Transport Manager on 6126 4780 for more information.
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