At Canterbury City Community Centre we are committed to helping you live independently in your own home for as long as you are able. We do this though providing services through the following programs:
Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP)
Services available from Canterbury City Community Centre under the CHSP includes our Garden Care service (easy care gardening, consumer directed gardening and lawn mowing) and Social Inclusion and Wellness Services. (including large and small groups, individual visiting, shopping, telephone calls and monitoring). Other Organisations can assist with CHSP entry level support at home including respite, personal care, meals and food preparation, help with housework, shopping, transport, and allied health.
Home Care Packages
Support at home for people with more complex needs. Different levels of consumer directed packages are tailored to meet individual needs. As an Approved Aged Care provider, our Home Care Packages are delivered at every level of care and largely use our own staff. We can provide domestic assistance, gardening and home maintenance, personal care, nursing and allied health, transport, social support and respite.
How do I access Services
To access any Canterbury City Community Centre Aged Care Service you will need to be referred to us by My Aged Care. My Aged Care is a Government Service and is the first point of call for all your aged care needs. You can contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422. There is also a website for further information www.myagedcare.gov.au. The My Aged Care contact centre staff will ask you a range of questions and may arrange for a face to face assessment. If you would like to receive a service by us, remember to ask to be referred to Canterbury City Community Centre. If you experience any difficulties call us and we can try to help.
CHSP services are supported by the Australian Government Department of Social Services. Visit the Department of Social Services website (www.dss.gov.au) for more information
Canterbury City Community Centre Services which require a referral from My Aged Care include Garden Care and Social Inclusion and Wellness Services.
Most of our Senior Services require that an assessment is completed so as to target your individual needs. There may also be a waiting period to commence or receive services and your name might be placed on a waiting list.
Other Services we offer which don't require a referral from the My Aged Care service include
The Canterbury Older Men: New Ideas group meets twice a month to share conversation, listen to a Guest Speaker or share an occasional meal together.
We also encourage seniors to visit our volunteering and community engagement pages and consider the activities listed there.