Potential changes to Community Care

Project Overview

Like many other councils in Victoria, the Pyrenees Shire Council is considering its future role in the delivery of home-based care services.

Council currently provides home-based care and support to seniors for everyday tasks and to maintain connectivity to their community through its Community Care Team. Commonwealth Government reforms (Support at Home Program) will significantly impact the ability of councils to continue delivering these services - many councils have already discontinued direct service delivery.

The Council is aiming to make a decision on whether it can continue directly providing these services in December 2022 and we are seeking your feedback to help us make that decision.

You can answer a series of questions via the survey online here or at any of Council's front counters in Beaufort and Avoca, or you can speak to us directly. We suggest you read the Frequently Asked Questions before starting to provide feedback.

Your comments and feedback will be provided to Councillors to help them make an informed decision in December.

Update - Expressions of Interest Process

The Expressions of Interest Process is underway to identify suitable alternate providers.

  • Survey and feedback Opportunity

    Opportunity to complete survey and provide feedback.
    5 October - 4 November 2022

  • EOI Process

    Request for Expressions of Interest for potential future service providers.
    10 October - 11 November 2022

  • Feedback analysis

    Analysis of Survey responses, feedback received and Provider Expressions of Interest received.
    7 November - 21 November 2022

  • Council briefing

    Briefing to Councillors on outcomes of survey, feedback and EOI Processes.
    15 November 2022, 2-5pm

  • Staff discussion with Councillors

    Opportunity for support staff to meet with Councillors
    18 November 2022, 2-4pm

  • Public submissions to Council

    Opportunity for public to present submissions to Council if requested.
    6 December 2022, 2-4pm

  • Council decision

    Council decision by formal resolution

    13 December 2022

The survey is now closed. Thanks for participating.