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Services Available

The main aim of the Community Care service is to promote, provide and support independence, enabling people to live at home while maintaining their wellbeing and social connections.

Services include: Domestic assistance, home maintenance, gutter cleaning and gardening, home safety and security, home modifications, social support, Marion Wave Makers (exercising in a swimming pool), community transport, trade registers for pharmacies, supermarkets, online home delivery services.

For eligibility requirements, client co-payment details and how to access services please visit the Community Care page.

Domestic Assistance

Various levels of domestic assistance are available to meet identified goals which will assist clients to remain living independently in their home. These include:

  • Short term: Reablement focus.
  • Medium term: While transitioning to another service/s.
  • Long term: Promoting independence while working with the client to achieve their goal. Focusing on strengths and embedding wellness in all aspects of their life.
  • Spring clean: Eligible clients can receive a service per financial year.

Clients are expected to provide cleaning equipment and cleaning materials. There are annual limits for each of these services.

Home maintenance, gutter cleaning and gardening

Basic maintenance work to ensure clients safety by:

  • Changing tap washers and minor plumbing
  • Replacing light globes and minor electrical
  • Gardening (annual limit applies)
  • Gutter cleaning (annual limit applies)
Home Maintenance and Security
  • Repairing/replacing fly wire.
  • Installing smoke detectors and batteries
  • Installing a key safe
  • Performing safety audits
  • Fitting security locks and devices
Social Support Individual

Individually tailored service to promote clients’ physical and emotional wellbeing by socialising, connecting and participating in the community. An opportunity for people who are socially isolated to build friendships, confident and learn new skills.

Services include:

  • Volunteer assisted shopping.
  • Friendly visiting – coffee and a chat.
  • Assisting with non-legal forms.
  • Supporting clients first visit to a community centre.
  • Visiting a relative in hospital.
  • Supporting clients to medical and allied health appointments.
  • Building confidence to reconnect to the community.

Social support is subject to individual assessment, availability of a volunteer and will be reviewed regularly. Services will be provided within Council boundaries or close surrounds.

Marion Wave Makers

Marion Wave Makers is a swimming pool based activity with physical and mental health benefits.

It is also an inclusive activity and a great way of making new friends. An exercise physiologist who tailors movements and water activities for specific needs oversees weekly sessions.

Trade Register

The City of Marion maintains a list of private businesses including gardeners, painters, cleaners, electricians and plumbers which operate in the area.

  • The City of Marion does not recommend these businesses, but does check they have current public liability insurance, police clearance, contacts their referees and seeks feedback from people using their services.
  • The businesses listed are not subsidised by Council.
  • Clients are encouraged to seek comparison quotes.

To access the trade register, please contact Community Care.

Pharmacy, supermarket and online home delivery services

Community Care has collated information on pharmacy, supermarket and online home delivery services in the Marion Council area.

Please follow these links for other services available

For further information, download the following Community Care brochures and fliers.

Contact Community Care