Community Care Services
Are you a person with a disability who is under 65 or an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person aged under 50 and not eligible for support through the National Disability Insurance Scheme?
You may be eligible for assistance through the Community Care program. This program provides basic support (usually one to five hours per week) for people with a disability or condition who are:
- Under 65, or under 50 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and
- Have a moderate, sever or profound disability or condition that restricts the ability to carry out activities of daily living, and
- Are living in the community, and
- Are having difficulty performing the core activities of daily living due to functional limitations, and
- Are at risk of losing independence without assistance from Community Care.
ALARA is funded by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services through the Community Care branch to provide the following services:
- Domestic Assistance - such as cooking, cleaning, washing and ironing
- Personal Care - including assistance with bathing, showing,
- Social Support - assistance to attend appointments or do the shopping or banking
- Centre based group activities - including excursions, events and classes
Respite, Counselling support and Advocacy
- In-home Respite - to provide a break for carers
- Information, counselling support and advocacy for you and your carer
Community Care services are subsidised by the Queensland Government and a small co-contribution is required from individuals. Fee relief arrangements are available for people under financial stress.
To find out more about your eligibility for Community Care Services contact the ALARA Intake Officer on 07 3817 0600 or your local Community Access point on 1800 600 300.