Anti-Poverty Week from 11 to 17 October

Topics General, Homelessness

In Australia, three million people live below the poverty line, that’s 1 in 8 people. It's not good enough. This week is anti-poverty week, a week where we shine a light on affordable housing to reduce poverty.

To remain in good health it's essential to continue going to your regular medical check-ups and undertaking any tests you need, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Seniors Festival is back for its 38th year and is coming straight to your home with live performances, radio interviews, dance and much more.

National volunteer week - volunteer story

Topics Commonwealth Home Support Programme, General, Community support

It's National Volunteer week this week. We talked to long time volunteer Leslee about the 17 years she spent as a Delivered Meals volunteer.

Coronavirus - your questions answered

Topics Commonwealth Home Support Programme, Home care packages

Our clients and the community have had many questions as this coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues. Here we answer some of your questions.

To discuss the complex topic of hoarding we talked to an expert on the topic to find out what really works long term.

Message for volunteers

Topics Commonwealth Home Support Programme, General, Home care packages, Community support

We are not using volunteers to deliver our Delivered Meals and Transport services at this time to ensure the safety of our volunteers during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. These services are still available to the community and are being supported by AccessCare staff. If you are interested in signing up to our Delivered Meals service please call us on 1300 819 200.

Coronavirus service update 23 March 2020

Topics Commonwealth Home Support Programme, General, Home care packages, Community support

AccessCare has made some temporary changes to the services we can deliver during this coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Some services are now limited including domestic assistance, home maintenance and transport.

International Women's Day - Interview with a Home Maintenance worker

Topics Commonwealth Home Support Programme, General

For this year's International Women's Day on Sunday 8 March we interviewed one of our Home Maintenance staff members Annette.

A carer for her elderly mother, Christine was stressed about her daughter's upcoming wedding and whether she was going to be able to cope on the day and in the lead up to the big day, with all her responsibilities. Her Home Care Package, Aged Care Adviser Catherine was able to arrange the support needed to make it happen.

Supporting people this festive season

Topics Home care packages

For those with young kids, Christmas can fast become about presents and decorations. But for many, especially older people living alone, the festive season can be a lonely time.

Hot weather advice

Topics General

Each year we remind our clients and the community about the importance of staying cool and taking steps to reduce health problems associated with extreme hot weather.

Italian Club gets a helping hand

Topics Commonwealth Home Support Programme, Community support

The Italian Club at Clarinda is 10 years strong and attracts 50+ people each week. The City of Kingston now has a Support Worker attending to support Silvana and her team to support the Club well into the future. The Support Worker is funded under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme and is a new way AccessCare is supporting the community to stay active and socially connected.

New Delivered Meals supplier

Topics Commonwealth Home Support Programme

Our Delivered Meals service has had many improvements and has selected a new supplier Ranahans Fine Food, a local, family owned business.

The Victorian Seniors Festival is approaching. This year's theme is 'Get into it' and there's no better way than to jump into an activity this October.

Dementia Action Week – Interview with a carer

Topics Commonwealth Home Support Programme, Dementia

It’s Dementia Action Week from 16-22 September 2019. This year’s theme is Dementia doesn’t discriminate. Do you? We sat down with Vera, to talk about her job as a Support Worker and how she works with client’s with dementia.

It’s Dying to Know Day on Wednesday 8 August, a day that encourages conversations about death and inspires action towards end of life planning. Dying to Know Day aims to give people the practical know-how to respond to death and loss.

A story about homelessness

Topics Homelessness

Homelessness week kicks off on Sunday 4 August, so we caught up with one of our clients to talk about his lived experience of homelessness, how he rebuilt his life and what's next for the future.

An interview with Aunty Jacko

Topics General, Home care packages

With NAIDOC Week celebrations happening across July, we had a yarn with an inspiring AccessCare client Judith Jackson 'Aunty Jacko' as she is known in the community, to talk about her life, experiences and hopes for the future and what NAIDOC Week means to her.

What the new Aged Care Standards mean for you

Topics General, Home care packages

The new Aged Care Standards came into effect on Monday 1 July. If you are currently on a Home Care Package or have just been assigned a Home Care Package and searching for a service provider these changes will effect you.