This service provides early intervention services that are flexible, timely and responsive to people's needs and enables them to maintain independence and to enhance quality of life.

The program is jointly funded by the Commonwealth Home Support Program and Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (a Commonwealth and State Government Project) and the Town of Gawler.

The Gawler Home Assist Program aims to assist eligible residents to remain living independently within their own community.  This is achieved through the provision of a range of subsidised services which supports clients to maintain their own health, safety and wellbeing within their home environment.

 

Who does the program assist?

Services are available to Council residents who are aging (over 65 years), physically frail, have a permanent disability (under 65 years) or who are carers of these people.

A program information booklet is available from the Home Assist Office at the Elderly Centre, 37 Fourteenth Street Gawler and also at the Town of Gawler Council office in Murray Street.

What support is available?

A wide range of services are available to support people to remain living independently in their own home.

For example:

Minor Home Maintenance:

  • gutter cleans, replacing light bulbs and smoke alarm batteries, repairing dripping taps

Minor Home Safety Modifications:

  • installation of handrails

Short Term Domestic Assistance:

  •  whilst recovering from an illness or surgery

Long Term Domestic Assistance:

  • limited availability (over 65 yrs only)

Once-off Cleaning:

  • Window clean, seasonal clean

Support with shopping:

  • Social interaction and re-linking into community activities

Personal Care:

  • Short term - only whilst recovering from an illness or hospital stay

Information on services and activities in the Gawler region.

How much does it cost?

All clients are encouraged to contribute towards their service and pay for any materials.  A subsidised set fee is in place and this will be discussed with you before your service is provided.