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Housing Support for the Aged

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

                                    Email:                  pathways@aus.salvationarmy.org