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Home Assist Program

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Home Assist Program

The services of the Gawler Home Assist Program are available to Council residents who are aged over 65 years and registered with My Aged Care as well as people with disability aged under 65 years, who are not registered with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

A wide range of services are available to support people to remain living independently in their own home. This includes:

  • Basic Domestic Cleaning Assistance
  • Minor Home Modifications (installation of rails and ramps, tap and door handle replacements, door reversals)
  • Assistance with basic Personal Care, following illness or hospital admission
  • Minor Home Maintenance and Repairs (changing light globes and smoke detector batteries, fixing locks and dripping taps and minor carpentry works)
  • Occasional Gardening Maintenance Services (please note gardening services are primarily for function and safety purposes)
  • Annual services (eg. gutter/window cleans)
  • Social support, including shopping assistance and friendly visiting

Residents who are aged over 65 years and who would benefit from support from the Program must first register with My Aged Care, either by calling 1800 200 422or by visiting www.myagedcare.gov.au.

For residents aged under 65 years with disability, all enquires can be directed to a Gawler Home Assist Team member on 8522 1177. Alternatively, please access a referral form via the link below and a member of our team will contact you.

Apply for Home Assist Program

The Gawler Home Assist Consumer Reference Group are clients within the Program, who meet with staff one a month to:

  • Represent the views of consumers within the Program
  • Provide ongoing feedback regarding the service and its operations
  • Actively contribute to ongoing Service improvement
  • Help collate materials and write articles for the consumer newsletter

The Consumer Reference Group is always seeking new client representation. If you would like to have your say and contribute to the further development of the Program, please speak to one of our friendly team on 8522 1177.