Care & Housing

The Assistance with Care and Housing Programme provides advocacy to eligible older people who are experiencing, or who are at risk of homelessness.

If you, or someone you know is experiencing concerns with hoarding and/or squalor, Carexcell may also be able to help with a one off clean.

Who is eligible

• Older people 65 years & over or, 50 years & over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, who are on a low income and who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
• Prematurely aged people who are 50 years and over or, 45 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, who are on a low income and who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Referral process

Assistance with Care and Housing is a government funded program that is a part of the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP).

More

• You can contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 to register. Alternatively if you are unable to do this, you,  a friend or family member can contact us, and we’ll assist you to register with My Aged Care.
• Once registered, someone from the Regional Assessment Service (RAS) or Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) will contact you to assess your needs for housing and other home care services. Once assessed, you’ll be linked to a provider, such as Carexcell. We can support you through this process.

About Carexcell and Assistance with Care and Housing

Our staff build goal focused relationships with clients enabling effective coordination and link up of services.

When life deals a tough hand, Carexcell is there to help. All our services are conducted with respect to maintain dignity and care for our clients.

HOMELESSNESS IN AUSTRALIA

According to the 2016 ABS census Homelessness in Australia has increased 13.7% in 5 years. 58% of homeless people are male and 42% are female.
Only 7% of homeless people are sleeping rough. Most people sleep in temporary accommodation such as: Supported short term housing, couch surfing, boarding houses and severely over crowded housing.

Leading causes of homelessness include domestic violence, lack of affordable housing, financial distress and health issues.

Homeless people over 55 years old have increased in numbers by 28%.

If you, or someone you know, is experiencing homelessness please contact us.

 

Contact Us