What is Social Support?
Social Support is a chance for older people with varying abilities and their unpaid carers to get out and be with others living in the community. Social Support is available to those:
• 65 years or older (50 years or older for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people), or
• 50 years or older (45 years or older for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) and on a low income, homeless, or at risk of being homeless.
Social Support promotes participation in social activities with others. It includes activities at centres and outings that help people to stay independent.
Using the ‘Wellness & Reablement’ approach you are encouraged to undertake activities of interest to you and you are supported to be independent and connected within your community.
Staff and Volunteers
All staff and volunteers are trained and experienced in working with older people and their carers.
What social activities are offered?
Social Activities & Group Outings
We use your ideas and feedback to plan activities which leave from Clunes, Creswick, Daylesford and Trentham.
There are many different things to do including:
• Exercise programs
• Walk and Talk Groups
Accessing the Program
Social Support can be accessed by clients with funding through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) or a Home Care Package (HCP).
The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) helps senior Australians access a range of services, including Social Support. Those eligible for CHSP are required to pay a subsidised fee to attend our Social Support programs. To find out if you are eligible contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 and ask for an assessment.
People with a Home Care Package (HCP) can also access the Social Support Program, with costs covered directly by your package.
Download the Social Support Fee Schedule.