Update: We have set an additional community workshop to make sure everyone has the chance to get involved. Share your ideas and ask any questions:
Wednesday 6 December, 4-6pm
Middle Park Community Centre
254-256 Richardson Street, Middle Park
Proposed changes to Aged Care services in Port Phillip.
The Australian Government has made changes to how it funds services for older people as part of its aged care reforms. The Council supports these reforms to make life better for older people, helping them stay independent at home while improving quality and safety.
After reviewing our current services, we've found it's not possible for us to meet the new requirements for in-home services.
Council is proposing to continue to keep offering community-based services like social programs, transportation, delivered meals, and the hop on hop-off bus service.
In home services such as cleaning assistance, personal care services, individual shopping assistance, respite care, property maintenance and home modifications are proposed to be delivered by specialist aged care providers appointed by the Australian Government.
Additionally, we are working on a new service called the Community Connector service to help older people access and connect into various services, activities, and information they need to age well.
Visit the Australian Government's website on aged care reforms for more information about the changes.
The picture above shows which Aged Care services are proposed to be provided by Council, and which would be delivered by other specialist aged care providers under the proposed change.
Find out more and tell us what you think.
1. Complete our online survey
2. Join us for a chat at the library
Please drop in to either of our sessions below to hear more and chat to one of our friendly Council staff members.
3. Join a 'Neighbourhood Conversation' (Past event)
Pop by one of our 'Neighbourhood Conversation' sessions which take place around Port Phillip. For details click the blue button below.
4. Complete a paper (hard-copy) survey
You can find a paper (hard-copy) version of the survey at St Kilda Town Hall, or at your local library. Translated versions of the survey will be available in a variety of languages.
Please return hard-copy surveys to 'Aged Care Services, St Kilda Town Hall, 99A Carlisle Street, St Kilda'. Note: surveys must be received by Sunday 10 December 2023.