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Help in the home

The main aim of the Positive Ageing and Inclusion 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 and how to access services please visit the Positive Ageing and Inclusion Eligibility page.

Domestic Assistance (cleaning)

Various levels of domestic assistance are available to remain living independently at home. These include:

  • Short and long term: cleaning.
  • 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 and safety

Home Maintenance services can assist in creating a home environment that supports your safety.

Minor maintenance work:

  • Changing tap washers and minor plumbing
  • Replacing light globes and minor electrical
  • Gardening (annual limit applies)
  • Gutter cleaning (annual limit applies)

Home safety and security:

  • Repairing/replacing fly wire.
  • Installing smoke detectors and changing batteries
  • Installing a key safe
  • Performing safety audits
  • Fitting security locks and devices

Home modification

  • Mounting magnetic door catches
  • Changing handheld showers
  • Installing grab rails
  • Door reversal
  • Installing small ramps
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 Positive Ageing and Inclusion.