Home & Community Care for Young People

The Home and Community Care Program for Younger People provides basic support services to help people with disabilities to remain living independently at home.

Services are targeted to younger people with moderate, severe or profound disabilities and their unpaid carers. These services aim to help with daily activities.  You can find a list of available services further below. 

Eligibility 

To be eligible for this program, you must be aged under 65 years old with a disability (under 50 years for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders).

To access these services, you need to be assessed and approved as eligible by an Assessment Officer. The Assessment Officer will visit you to talk about your needs and establish the level of support you need. They will develop and agree an individual care plan with you.

To arrange a free assessment, please call an Assessment Service Officer on 03 5722 0713.

Types of services we can provide

Services available

The main types of services provided are:

  • domestic assistance
  • personal care
  • nursing
  • allied health - physiotherapy, podiatry and dietetics
  • food services - delivered meals and centre-based meals
  • planned activity groups
  • property maintenance
  • respite services
  • social support
  • transport

Fees

This program is subsidised by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services and the Rural City of Wangaratta. However you will be required to contribute towards the cost. The amount you need to contribute depends on your income.

You can see the income rates and associated rates below. We will talk to you about any costs before we start providing services.

Income Ranges

These income ranges are based on the Centrelink income test for pensioners and are for gross income only.

Low Medium High
Individual <$29,089 $39,089 - $86,208 >$86,208
Couple <$59,802 $59,802 - $115,245 >$115,245
Family (1 child)* <$66,009 $66,009 - $118,546 > $118,546

* Families with more than one child should add $6,195 per child to their income.

Service rates

All rates are quoted per hour. 

Service Low income Medium income High income
Domestic assistance $6.70 $16.80 $49.80
Personal care & social support $5.20 $10.20 $49.80
Respite $3.80 $5.40 $49.80
Home maintenance

$13.10 plus cost of materials

$19.60 plus cost of materials $51.70 plus cost of materials
Home modification $13.10 plus cost of materials over $250 $19.60 plus cost of materials over $250

$51/70 plus cost of materials over $250

Note: These fees are not applicable to agencies. Please refer to our Full Cost Recovery Schedule of Rates(PDF, 114KB) .