Social Support Programs

Melton GO!

We offer community and centre based respite opportunities for young people aged between 5 and 17 during school holiday periods. Supervised activities are tailored toward participants and include arts and crafts, music, cooking, movies and games, and visits to attractions both within the City of Melton and beyond.

 

Social Support

We run a number of programs which encourage and promote independence and well-being of frail older people and people living with a disability, whilst providing respite and support to carers. Programs cater for people from diverse backgrounds, as well as providing groups catering for different cultural and linguistic needs.

  • Community Based programs provide monthly group meals and activities that help develop social networks, whilst offering recreational options.
  • Centre-Based programs provide out-of-home activities between Monday and Friday at several locations across the municipality.
  • Adults Recreation Program provides an opportunity for young adults with a disability to develop friendships whilst experiencing a broad range of recreational experiences. 

 

Accessing these services

Residents need to be referred and have an assessment for the above services.

  • For frail older people 65 years or older (50 years or older and identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person) who need assistance with daily living to remain living independently at home and in the community, referrals are made via My Aged Care or 1800 200 422 or via My Aged Care/referral
  • For people under 65 living with a permanent disability please contact the Service Access Officer on 9747 7200.
  • For Personal Alarms Victoria please contact the Service Access Officer on 9747 7200.

Community service and health professionals can make referrals:

  • For frail older people 65 years or older (50 years or older and identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person) who need assistance with daily living to remain living independently at home and in the community, referrals are made via My Aged Care/referral or 1800 200 422.
  • For people under 65 living with a permanent disability or Personal Alarms Victoria a SCTT referral can be faxed to 8746 2643 or via connectingcare.

The SCTT is available via the Health Vic website.