Community Home Care is a local not for profit organisation that provides home and community care services to older Australians and younger people with a disability throughout the lower South West. Community Home Care’s aim is to maintain the independence of our clients through the provision of low cost, flexible support services that meet their changing needs.
Since our humble beginnings Community Home Care has grown to become one of the leading HACC service providers in the South West region. Today the organisation receives 6 million in funding annually and offers services to approximately 2,800 people throughout the South West region.
Community Home Care, formerly known as BEADS (Bunbury Elderly and Disabled Support), was founded by volunteers in 1987. Originally offering support by providing transport and social interaction and helping people stay living independently in their homes.
In 2011 Community Home Care began offering services outside the Bunbury are after combining with the Donnybrook/Balingup HACC service. In 2016 we also started offering services in Collie after merging with Collie HACC and the Collie Adult Day Care Centre. Then in 2017 we joined with Bridgetown Transport and Meals on Wheels as well as BESS in Busselton and Margaret River, bringing Community Home Care services to six locations in total.
We continue to remain a non profit community group managed by a voluntary management committee that is elected annually. Our day to day services are carried out by over 50 staff and over 100 volunteers across the South West.
Our Core Values
- Caring for our clients
- Everyday Reliability
- Consistency in all that we do
- a Professional approach
- Commitment to Excellence
Commitment to Service
At Community Home Care we are committed to providing you with reliable personalised services that allow you to live Your Life, Your Way…
We understand how important it is to remain living in your home for as long as you are able to, which is why our focus is on you.
The Community Home Care team are here to support you to maintain your independence and wellbeing through consistent and reliable service provision.
Wellbeing and enablement is about looking, feeling and being the best you can be emotionally, mentally and physically. The team at Community Home Care provide you with lifestyle choices to help support you to live Your Life, Your Way. Our goal is to assist clients to remain living independently at home for as long as they are able to.
We are committed in our wellness approach to provide services that assist clients by actively supporting them to maintain their independence and keep active.
What this means for clients is that we will actively work with them to help with the daily tasks that they are unable to do. We do not take over the activities that they are able to do for themselves, ensuring they remain as independent as possible.
Our Wellness Approach encompasses:
- Addressing individual client need in a holistic way, taking into consideration their abilities, strengths and difficulties.
- Enabling individuals to set goals and make decisions about the support they receive.
- Ensuring that the support services we are delivering are in partnership with clients and/or their carers
- Encouraging clients to maintain social connections and links within the community.
- Acknowledging that service delivery requires flexibility to meet the individual and changing needs of clients.
- Supporting clients to have a choice and assists them in their decision making.