Home and Community Care Services 

The Community Services Programs assist clients to stay independent by providing home help, minor home maintenance, lawn mowing, transport and social support.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS):

The NDIS delivers choice and control to people with a disability. Eligible clients who have the most urgent need for supports and who are on the Victorian Disability Support Register will enter the scheme over the first two years of the transition. Eligible Dhauwurd Wurrung clients have been registered with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) and will be contacted by the NDIA if they are to receive a package.

It is expected to take up to 12 months for eligible people with disability to enter the NDIS once roll out starts in an area. Existing Commonwealth and state-based services and supports will continue until eligible people start their plans with the NDIS.

Commonwealth Home Support Program

The Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) is funded through the Australian Government Department of Health. This funding provides assistance to support clients 50 years or older and identify as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person to remain in their homes.

CHSP is funded to provide the following services:

• Domestic Assistance

• Home Maintenance

• Personal Care

• Transport

• Aids and Equipment

• Social Support Individual

 • Social Support Groups

 • Specialised Support Services, and

 • Assistance with Care and Housing.

CHSP provides programs directly through DWECHS or if needed we can broker services through other providers. The services we deliver require us to expend the funding to hire staff, purchase capital equipment, purchase small equipment, consumables and food for the running of different programs. 

Commonwealth Home Support Program 

 Care for Younger people 

Home and Community Care Program for Younger People (HACCPYP)
The Active Service Model (ASM) is part of a wider initiative to build capacity in Victorian Home and Community Care Program for Younger People (HACCPYP) services and make them more person centered. The approach focuses on people’s strengths, not their deficits, and assumes everyone has some capacity to improve their own health and well being.


ASM aims to help people live in the community as independently and autonomously as possible. Being       independent means people can manage their daily activities, including social and community participation. Being autonomous means people can make their own decisions.

Eligibility for the HACCPYP program

The Home and Community Care Program for Younger People provides support for younger people with disabilities whose capacity for independent living is at risk.

Services are targeted to younger people with moderate, severe or profound disabilities and their unpaid carers.

Community Services Costs

Dhauwurd-Wurrung Elderly & Community Health Service Inc. 

  • DWECH Facebook

18 Wellington Road, Portland Victoria 3305 

Tel: 03 55217535