Wyanga provides a range of services to Aboriginal Clients and their Carers in the home and community. Home Community Care Packages (HCP) and Home & Community Care (HACC) services are tailored to meet the needs of the individual. A person’s needs and eligibility are aligned with available resources to determine which services are appropriate.
Home and Community Care Packages (Level 1 & 2)
To be eligible to receive a Home and Community Care Package you must be aged 50 yrs + and;
- You must be of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander decent as Wyanga is a specialized service.
- You must be assessed and approved by the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). When assessed by the ACAT Team a form called ‘320’ will be completed in consultation with you to determine the level of care required. Wyanga’s Home Care Packages currently provide support to Clients requiring a low level of care known as a Level 1-2 Package.
- Should you be eligible to receive a higher package (3-4), formerly known as an Extended Aged Care Within the Home (EACH), Wyanga will assist you by referring to an appropriate provider for higher levels of support including Residential Aged Care (permanent and/or respite care) and Extended Aged Care in the Home (EACH). Wyanga does not provide Residential Aged Care or Level 3-4 Packages.
Once a person has been approved by ACAT and accepted by Wyanga Aboriginal Aged Care Program for a Home Care Package an in-home assessment is performed by a Client Care Coordinator to discuss what support may be offered.
Home & Community Care (HACC) Services
In NSW, Home and Community Care (HACC) Services are funded through the NSW Human Services Ageing, Disability and Home Care. These services are available to those with a disability and include the Home Visiting and Respite Program. An Aged Care Assessment is not required for HACC services and enquiries may be made to Wyanga regarding eligibility.
Home Visiting Program
The Home Visiting Program assists Clients in community life through meeting their need for social contact and accompaniment. Our aim is to increase accessibility for isolated and/or house bound Elders in the Eastern Sydney region. The Home Visiting Service provides a range of services tailored to meet individual needs such as an in-home visiting service, telephoned based monitoring and/or assistance with shopping and other related activities.
Eligibility is determined via the Home Visiting Coordinator and current availability; if services are unable to be delivered the Home Visiting Coordinator will refer to the most appropriate service to meet the clients’ needs.
Wyanga’s Flexible Respite Program is a service that offers a combination of in-home, centre-based, and peer support Respite. Wyanga is an approved Respite provider and assists Carers who wish to access the Program. We currently offer In-Home & Peer Support. Respite through a brokered service. Our aim of the Flexible Respite Program is to improve access to disability services and ensure clients are getting the services which they require.
Through our Flexible Respite Program we assist and support Aboriginal children and adults who are or may be suffering with an illness that affects their quality of life.
How do I apply?
- Applications for our Flexible Respite Program are done through Ageing, Disability & Home Care. Once you have lodged an application you will be placed on a Waiting List until an appropriate service is available.
To be eligible you must be:
- Be Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander
- Have a disability in accordance to ADHC policy
- Allow Wyanga to be a brokered service host
The Dreamtime Group offers a gathering space with activities to assist older Aboriginal people experiencing memory loss to keep in touch with their culture and community.
To be eligible you must be:
- 50 years +
- Living in the South East Sydney community
- Socially isolated
- And/or experiencing memory loss