National aged and disability services reforms
In 2020, the Commonwealth Government intends to introduce an open market aged care system where there will be a range of providers available and clients will be able to choose who they receive their services from.
In response to this new system, all Councils across Victoria will need to ensure that they can respond appropriately to these changes.
The Shire will therefore be undertaking a Request for Proposal (RFP) and community engagement exercise over the next few months to ensure all options can be considered by Council in the lead up to the transition of funding arrangements in 2020.
The Shire is committed to ensuring continuity of care for clients as these changes are introduced. Services will continue as normal during this period and we will keep clients and community informed throughout the process.
We are seeking input from clients and community members about the role the Shire should play in supporting residents in light of the changes the commonwealth reforms will bring about. Community meetings will be held as follows:
Monday 8 April
4.30 - 6.30pm
Shire Office Mornington
2 Queen Street
Tuesday 9 April
11.00am – 1.00pm
Rosebud Memorial Hall
997 Point Nepean Road
Thursday 11 April
3 – 5pm
Hastings Community Hub
1973 Frankston Flinders Road
The services included in the information gathering exercise include:
- Domestic Assistance
- Personal Care
- Respite Care
- Social Support – Individual (Shopping Assistance)
The following services are not included in the RFP:
- Meals on Wheels
- Home maintenance
- Community Transport
- Seniors Clubs
- Positive Ageing
Council is not obligated to proceed with appointing a new service provider at the conclusion of the RFP process.
If you have any questions/would like more information or you would like to give us your views, please do not hesitate to phone us on 5950 1688 or email email@example.com