What we aim to do: To improve the health and wellbeing of older people with unmet support and care needs, entering public housing.
Who is eligible? People 50 years + (and younger where premature ageing and a need is assessed) and Who have:
(i) complex support needs associated with a range of co-morbidities, such as a psychiatric disability, acquired brain injury, sensory disability, aged related frailty, and chronic health issues;
(ii) have a history of homelessness and social marginalization;
(iii) lack support from friends and family; and (iv) are not well linked into services.
Location of services: Hume Region Rural Victoria
More about this service: To: We assist clients to maintain stable housing and independence through monitoring and providing and /or purchasing care and support. Our services ensure clients obtain access to additional health, welfare and community care services by providing linking and case management assistance. Housing Support for the Aged is about enhancing the social contact of isolated clients by providing support or linking them into social and recreational opportunities.
Outreach Connections who is funded to deliver Housing Support for the Aged services operates a client-centred case management and support model, focussing on a client’s hopes, expectations, needs and capacities. The support offered extends to low-level monitoring of health and wellbeing and practical assistance such as helping clients to get to appointments or linking them into social and recreational activities. Brokerage funds are available to assist clients overcome crises (including evictions) or respond to a pressing need that cannot be readily met by existing services.
How to contact us:
Shepparton P.O. Box 7352
43A Wyndham St
Shepparton Vic 3632
Ph: 03 5833 1099
Fax: 03 5821 7627
Servicing: City of Greater Shepparton, Shires of Moira and Strathbogie
Seymour P.O. Box 233
8-12 Victoria St
Seymour Vic 3661
Ph: 03 5799 2583
Fax: 03 5792 1209
Servicing: Shires of Mitchell, Murrindindi and Mansfield
Wangaratta 40-42 Rowan St
Wangaratta Vic 3676
Ph: 03 5722 8000
Fax: 03 5722 4964
Servicing: Rural City of Wangaratta, Benalla Rural City and the Alpine Shire
Wodonga 210 Lawrence St
Wodonga Vic 3690
Ph: 02 6024 2393
Fax: 02 6056 5065
Servicing: Rural City of Wodonga, and the Shires of Indigo and Towong
Office Hours: 9am to 5pm Monday – Friday