Support at home

Community Assistance and Support Program (CASP)
ACT Government

An ACT Government program that provides short term support for a range of services for people and their carers who are finding daily living activities difficult due to a health issue. Read through the Service Directory on the website for more information about CASP and CASP service providers .

Community Services
Most community services in the ACT provide a range of services to support you at home. Contact your local service for more information.

Belconnen  - Capital Region Community Services
02 6264 0200

Gungahlin - Communities@Work
02 6126 9090

Northside Community Service
02 6257 2255

Southside - Community Services#1
02 6126 4700

Tuggeranong - Communities@Work
02 6126 9090

Weston Creek - Communities@Work
02 6126 9090

Woden Community Service
02 6282 2644

Community Options Inc
02 6295 8800

Provides a full range of in-home support and community based support services for people with a chronic illness, disability and their carers.

Conder House Laundry & Linen Service
0427 929 946

A door to door laundry, linen and ironing service. Also sells a range of waterproof bed linen and disability products.

Life Without Barriers
1800 935 483

Provides people with the services and assistance they need so they can achieve their goals and maximise their opportunities to participate as fully in society as they wish. 

Meals on Wheels
Australian Red Cross ACT
02 6287 4311

Delivers a range of healthy and nutritious frozen and fresh meals to the home.

Mummy’s Wish

Supports Mums with cancer who are pregnant or have at least one child 12 years or under. Can coordinate practical support such as house cleaning and meal preparation as well as some financial assistance.

My Aged Care
1800 200 422

A national online and telephone service providing information about aged care services as well as a range of services that assist older people in their own home.

Equipment and Home Modification

ACT Equipment Scheme
ACT Health Village Creek Centre
37 Kingsmill Street
02 6207 0658

Provides financial support to people with long term disabilities for the purchase and maintenance of equipment to assist them to live at home and in the community.

Most chemists provide a range of equipment for loan or purchase.

Equipment Loans Service
ACT Health Village Creek Centre
37 Kingsmill Street
02 6207 0658

Provides short term loan of equipment used to aid recovery and home care.

Mobility Matters
21 Townsville Street
02 6280 7244

Provides a large range of equipment for sale or hire

Red Cross Personal Alarm Service
Australian Red Cross ACT
02 6234 7600

A service for those living alone or with a frail partner who may be at risk of accident or sudden illness that provides access to emergency help 24 hours a day every day of the year.

Technical Aid to the Disabled (ACT) Ltd
Grant Cameron Community Centre
27 Mulley Street
02 6287 4290

Designs and constructs aids for people experiencing disabilities where required aids are not commercially available.

Home Nursing Services

Community Nursing
ACT Health
02 5124 9977

Offers a full range of nursing care in the home.

Private Home Nursing Agencies
A number of private agencies provide home nursing services.  An internet search for home nursing will help you find services.

Other Practical Support and Information

Hughes Community Centre
Wisdom St
02 6282 3777

Provides a range of services for people aged over 50 including the Seniors Information Line, Housing Options Advisory Service, ACT Seniors Card and a number of relevant publications.

Gather My Crew

A free online rostering tool that has been developed specifically to support people in crisis, to enable them to ask for and coordinate the practical help they need.

Inclusion of a service in the directory does not imply endorsement of the service by Cancer Council ACT.

Page updated July 2020

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