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Home and Community Care for People under 65

City of Whittlesea’s Home and Community Care Program for Younger People (HACC PYP) provides basic support services for people under 65, or Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander People aged under 50. This program helps people who are not eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) live as independently as possible in their homes and community.

Services available

We can support you with basic house cleaning and laundry. 

We can assist with tasks such as showering, dressing and washing your hair.

Delivered meals 

A range of delivered meals options are available based on your choice and special dietary requirements. 

Support with meal preparation 

Staff can assist with the following: 

  • Shopping for groceries: assisted 
  • Unassisted shopping for groceries: a list can be given to our staff to do the shopping for you. 
  • Ordering online with your closest supermarket: Staff can assist to set up online shopping on your computer, tablet or smartphone.  You can select your groceries online and have them delivered or you can choose the ‘click and collect’ option. 
  • Meal preparation: our staff can cut up your ingredients, ready to cook. 

You could also combine these options with delivered meals.  You can have a few days where you receive a prepared meal from our delivered meals service and have assistance for the other meals during the week. 

If this is a service you would like, make sure you mention it at your assessment. 

We can support carers who need a break from their caring role. This can be in the home or within the community. 

We help with minor household repairs and modifications to keep you safe and well in your home. 

What can we help with? 

  • Install new smoke alarms and changing batteries.
  • Gardening and lawn mowing
  • Change light globes.
  • Replace tap washers.
  • Install hand rails.
  • Gutter cleaning.
  • Install in hand-held showers (with a referral from occupational therapist). 

What can't we help you with? 

  • Construction of ramps.
  • Concreting, paving or painting.
  • Spring cleaning.
  • Activities that require a registered trades person.
  • Window cleaning.

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 can refer you to community-based services once we have met and completed a Living at Home Assessment.  

How do I access the Home and Community Care Program for Younger People?

A Home and Community Care Program for Younger People assessor will undertake a holistic Living at Home Assessment to understand a person’s need and together will develop person-centred goals which allow a person to live independently in their home and actively participate in their community. 

If you or someone you know might find the Home and Community Care Program for Younger People services helpful, email or phone 9217 2170 and select option 4.