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Home support

Help at home

We understand how important it may be to maintain your independence but there may be times when some extra help is needed. A number of low-cost or free in-home care services are available for older people who are frail, people with disabilities and their carers. The pages in this section provide information on the City's home-support services such as our home library service and Meals on Wheels as well as services provided by other agencies.

Home and Community Care (HACC) services available to City residents include delivered meals, community transport, social support and community nursing. More information about HACC services can be downloaded below.

Your Local Health District service can also provide more information about health assessments for higher level in-home care packages or temporary and permanent residential care, if the need arises.

The South Eastern Sydney Local Health District covers:

  • Waverley
  • Woollahra
  • Randwick
  • Botany
  • parts of the City of Sydney.

The Sydney Local Health District covers:

  • Surry Hills
  • Redfern
  • Waterloo
  • Camperdown.

Contacts

For more information about HACC services and other services to help you at home, please contact the City of Sydney's:

Policy and Programs Development Officer02 9265 9489

For information about health assessments and approvals for respite care, and residential and community care packages, please contact:

South Eastern Sydney Local Health District02 9369 0400(Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6pm and Saturday 8.30am to 2pm)

Sydney Local Health District1800 556 533(Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm)

Links

Commonwealth Respite and Carelink CentresFederal Department of Health and Ageing

Last updated: Thursday, 16 January 2014