Community Care continues

Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Our Community Care workers will continue helping thousands of vulnerable residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Personal care and cleaning, meals on wheels and even deliveries of toilet paper have helped elderly residents and others with physical or social impairments to stay at home safely.

More than 5000 people currently receive assistance through programs delivered by the City:

  • Commonwealth Home Support Program
  • Home and Community Care (for younger people)
  • Home Care Package

Services offered to existing and new clients include, delivered meals, shopping support, personal care and home cleaning and essential home modifications, such as ramps and rails.

In line with the latest advice from government health authorities, the City has implemented additional safety precautions to continue safely delivering these services.

These include extra Personal Protective Equipment for staff, reduced in-person contact where possible and reducing cleaning and home maintenance to essential jobs that keep people safe at home.

Find out if you’re eligible for Community Care services

Over 65 or Aboriginal and over 50, visit My Aged Care or phone 1800 200 422Under 65 or Aboriginal and under 50, visit health.vic or phone the City on 03 5272 5272.

Geelong Mayor - Stephanie Asher

These essential services help keep our region’s most vulnerable residents safe and at home.

Thank you to our frontline care workers and staff for the amazing job they’re doing in these challenging times.

Our Community Care Workers make a huge difference to the lives of more than 5000 people in our region while our Meals on Wheels team delivers more than 45,000 meals each year.

We’ve implemented additional precautions to ensure services can safely continue. The health and wellbeing of our staff and residents remains the top priority.

Councillor Pat Murnane - Chair, Community Health, Wellbeing and Safety portfolio

The City’s frontline care workers are doing an admirable job during such uncertain times and I thank them for their dedication

We’re committed to serving and supporting Greater Geelong’s most vulnerable. The safety precautions we have introduced will protect this section of the community and their families, as well as the City’s staff.

Page last updated: Friday, 29 May 2020