Illawarra In Home Support
Kiama Council's Illawarra In Home Support is a section of the Kiama Council Community Services Department and is comprised of a range of services designed to help people remain living in their own homes for as long as possible.
Our customers are the reason our service exists. Our success depends on our consumer focus and with this as our primary value, we aim to achieve a standard of excellence in home based care for each and every one of our consumers. We are a community based organisation that understands the complexities of our consumers needs. We have a long history of caring in our community. We have a commitment to provide responsive, flexible and sensitive solutions to the changing needs of our consumers.
The services are primarily for older people, younger people with a disability and their carers, and people who are transport disadvantaged. All these services are either funded by State and/or Commonwealth Governments, or self-funded.
Community Services are actively involved in
- personal care
- centre-based day care
- case management
- social support
- retirement options
- home and yard maintenance
- meal preparation
- community aged care packages
- medication monitoring
- community access
- life skills development
- equipment purchase and loan
- one-off projects - clean-ups, hire fees, and minor renovations
Some of these services are confined to Kiama, other services cover a
range of Local Government Areas. To provide a comprehensive knowledge base
of general community services, a Community
Directory is available in a downloadable pdf file (pdf
The above-listed services are coordinated from two main locations:
Kiama Community Centre in Hindmarsh Park
- Kiama Community
Transport provides a door to door service, using a mini-bus or individual car for residents who meet the assessment criteria.
Community Respite Services provides planned respite to allow carers the opportunity to have a break from their caring role.
Community Options Project is a Case Management and Brokerage service. It develops care plans with clients that include strategies and goals to assist the person to remain living at home
for as long as possible.
- Illawarra Domestic Assistance Project provides services such as housecleaning, shopping, bill paying, pet care and meal preparation.
adult centre-based day care offers structured group activities to frail older people.
Social Support Service provides social support, shopping, bill paying, transport to appointments, card and letter writing, some minor home and yard maintenance.
- Kiama Council's Illawarra In Home Support Home Maintenance Project provides assistance with minor maintenance and repairs to home, gardens and yards.
29 Manning Street, Kiama (in the old ANZ Bank Building)
- Community Aged Care Packages
provides Community Aged Care Packages to frail, aged people living in the Kiama, Shellharbour and Wollongong Local Government Areas.
Last updated: Wednesday 11 November, 2009