Bland Shire's Community Care Service provides support to older people, people with a disability and people who care for them, as they live at home.
Its mission is to empower, build on strengths and promote self-sufficiency of clients to assist to enhance independence, health and wellbeing by tailoring services to meet the individual’s needs and goals.
Bland Community Care Service provides services to areas within the Bland Shire.
Who is eligible for help at home?
If you are looking to receive services from the Commonwealth Home Support Programme or you need a Home Care Package, you will need to contact My Aged Care.
My Aged Care phone: 1800 200 422 Website: www.myagedcare.gov.au
For younger person with a disability you can contact the NDIS for information on eligibility on
1800 800 110 or you can visit www.ndis.gov.au If you would like to send an email you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like any other information on eligibility on the services available, please contact Bland Shire's Community Care Service on 6979 0287.
Services provided by Bland Shire's Community Care Centre
Domestic assistance can support you with practical tasks such as general housework or shopping form a list. Services like these may help you the remain independent in your own home. Staff will provide assistance with the tasks you are unable to complete while promoting independence by allowing you to do the tasks you can.
Social Support & Activities
Social support services can help you to maintain an active social life by having someone visit you in your home, or by arranging visits and outings in the community. This may include attending medical appointments or shopping assistance if you are unable to attend alone.
Gentle Exercise Group
Gentle exercise program focusing on balance and falls prevention in a social environment.
Tech talk session to assist seniors with technology use and better understanding mobile phones and look at teaching you about technology.
Bland Blokes is a group of men who come together to have a cuppa, chat and an opportunity to make new friends. Bland Blokes meet from 9.30am – 11.30am Tuesday mornings at the Community Care Centre.
Ladies Coffee Morning
Ladies coffee morning gives ladies a chance to meet in a safe friendly environment for a cuppa, chat and an opportunity to make new friends. Ladies coffee morning is held Thursday mornings from 9.30am – 11.30am at the Community Care Centre.
Goods & Equipment
Goods and equipment services can help you maintain you independence if you have a functional limitation (any health problem that prevents you from completing a range of tasks), or if you just find it difficult to carry out day-to-day living activities.
Home maintenance can provide assistance with mowing your lawns. The service is primarily for function and safety and not for aesthetic effect.
Respite care (also known as short-term care) is a form of support for carers. It gives Carers the opportunity to attend to everyday activities and have a break from their caring role. Respite care may be given informally by friends, family or neighbours, or by formal respite services. Respite services maybe available in your home or at the centre.
Centre Based Activity Day
Centre based activity day refer to the provision of structured group activities designed to assist people develop, maintain or support the capacity for independent living and social interaction and enables people to pursue interests and hobbies. The aim of the day is to have fun through stimulating the mind and body with activities and by mixing with other community members.
Home Care Packages
If you want to stay in your own home as you get older but need some help with things like cleaning and preparing meals, or with transport so that you can go shopping or to attend appointments, a Home Care Package may help you.
If you need any other services please do not hesitate to contact the office and our staff will endeavour to assist, remember it is always about your needs and goals.
Please note Community Care services will continue as usual over the 2024-25 Christmas/New Year period, excluding public holidays.