The Home and Community Care Program for Younger People (HACC PYP) provides support for younger people with disabilities whose capacity for independent living is at risk.

Services are targeted to younger people with moderate, severe or profound disabilities and their unpaid carers. Not everyone who is eligible can receive an immediate service.

Service providers use priority of access guidelines to manage demand for services.

 

Services provided

  • Domestic help
  • Personal care
  • Nursing (community nursing, home nursing)
  • Allied health services (such as physiotherapy, podiatry, dietetics, etc.)
  • Food services (meals on wheels and centre-based meals)
  • Planned activity groups
  • Property maintenance
  • Respite services
  • Friendly visiting
  • Transport services provided by volunteers

Eligibility

The Home and Community Care Program for Younger People (HACC PYP) provides support for younger people with disabilities whose capacity for independent living is at risk. The program is available to:

- people in Victoria who are 65 and under
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Victoria who are 50 and under

How to access

For more information about how to access HACC PYP services, email aged.care@dhhs.vic.gov.au.

The National Relay Service (NRS) is available to help callers with a hearing or speech impairment. For:

  • TTY users, call 1800 555 677, then ask for 1800 200 422
  • Speak and listen users, call 1800 555 727, then ask for 1800 200 422
  • Internet relay users, connect to the National Relay Service, then ask for 1800 200 422.
The Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) is available (24 hours, 7 days) for callers who speak other languages. Call 131 450.

For younger people with a disability:

Contact your local council or community health centre, or call 1800 783 783 (Department of Health and Human Services, Disability Services) for information about how to contact HACC PYP services in your area.

From 1 July 2016 the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will begin to be available across Victoria. Visit www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/our-sites/vic for more information. Call 1800 800 110 for more information.

Costs

The Commonwealth Government subsidises a range of services in Australia. If you can afford to, it is expected that you will contribute to the cost of your care.

Any fees and eligibility for subsidy will be discussed and agreed upon with your service provider before you receive the relevant services.