Home and Community Care Program for Younger People
Eligibility for HACC Program for Younger People services
The Home and Community Care Program for Younger People (HACC PYP) provides services to support younger people with disabilities, and their carers. These services help people live as independently as possible in the community.
Younger people are defined as people aged less than 65 years, or Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people aged less than 50 years.
If you think that you (or a family member or a person you care for) might find HACC PYP services helpful, contact your local council. They will meet with you to discuss the sort of services you need and how often you might need them. This meeting will usually be in your home. You may want a family member, friend, interpreter or advocate with you.
Services are targeted to younger people with moderate, severe or profound disabilities and their unpaid carers
Types of service
The main types of HACC service are:
- domestic assistance
- personal care
- allied health services (such as physiotherapy, podiatry and dietetics)
- food services (delivered meals and centre-based meals)
- planned activity groups
- respite services
- friendly visiting
- respite and transport services
Please get in touch with the Pyrenees Community Care team on 1300 797 363 to discuss the HACC PYP.