We understand how important it is to keep in touch with the services, activities and people in your neighbourhood. We provide a large range of services that support people with disabilities, including comprehensive home support, community transport and mobility support and social and recreational activities.
Home and Community Care (HACC)
Hume's Home and Community Care (HACC) provides services to residents in the following circumstances:
- those living in a home environment
- frail and/or aged with little or no able-bodied support
- residents who have a physical or intellectual disability or a psychiatric illness with little or no able-bodied support
- carers of people in any of the above groups
All service users are rated according to Council's Priority of Access Policy. This ensures that the needs of residents most at risk, and most dependent, are met. Visit Eligibility and Assessment for further information about our Home and Community Care services.
The HACC program is funded jointly by the Commonwealth and State Governments. HACC funds services which are targeted for frail older people, people with disabilities and carers, providing basic support and maintenance to people living at home whose capacity for independent living is at risk.
Hume's home and community support services provide a range of services to eligible residents who are frail older people, people with disabilities and carers. For further information and to find out your eligibility please contact our Aged and Disability Services Intake Officer on 9205 2839.
Children with Additional Needs
We have a Preschool Field Officer who provides support to children with additional needs, their families, and Preschool Staff, in order to include them in Four Year Old Preschool. The Preschool Field Officer can be contacted on 9205 2200.
Kids Kapers Weekend Activities
Our Kids Kapers program provides a range of recreational-based activities for children 6-17 years of age who have low to moderate care needs. Activities are advertised via a program to families every two months and places are allocated on the basis of individual needs and preferences.
Activities are held on Saturdays and Sundays (44 weekends of the year) between approximately 9am and 5pm. Children are picked up and dropped off at a central point in Sunbury, Craigieburn or Broadmeadows. There is a regular cost for the outings and children are expected to bring their own lunches.
Kids Kapers endeavours to keep costs of activities to a minimum; however, families experiencing financial difficulty may receive assistance. For further information and to find out your eligibility please contact our Disability Services Intake Officer on 9205 2839.
"Flashdancers" Intellectual Disability Hip Hop
People with an intellectual disability are invited to come along to our dance classes. The class is based on Hip Hop moves to music, exercise and socialisation. Classes are available for boys, girls, men and women of all ages. For more information contact Leanne via email email@example.com or call on 0417 114 132.
Planned Activity Group (PAG)
Planned Activity Group is a social group for people with an acquired physical disability. The weekly program aims to increase independence by learning new skills and hobbies; facilitating opportunities for increased socialisation; developing friendship and support networks; and providing respite for families and carers. Visit Social and Activity Groups for more information or to find out your eligibility please contact our Aged and Disability Services Intake Officer on 9205 2839.
National Relay Service
Residents who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment can use the National Relay Service (NRS) to contact Council. To use TTY (Telephone Typewriter) to access NRS, phone 133 677 and ask for 9205 2200. For more information about using NRS, contact the NRS helpdesk using the following numbers:
TTY: 1800 555 630 Voice: 1800 555 660 SMS: 0416 001 350
Fax: 1800 555 690
Visit the National Relay Service website for more information.
To find out about other services available in the area see www.serviceseeker.com.au
Hume Libraries - Home Library Service
A free home library delivery service, tailored to individual needs. If someone you know is homebound and unable to visit the library due to illness, frailty or disability they may be eligible for our Home Library Service. Library items are selected and delivered by staff or volunteers.
This service is also available to residents of nursing homes, retirement villages and hostels. For more information about this service, contact Hume Libraries on 9356 6900 or visit Hume Libraries for more information.
Computer Training for People with Disabilities
We offer free computer training programs at Hume Libraries and our learning centres. These programs are designed to equip you with the basic skills to get you started using computers, computer applications and the internet.
Learn the basics of email and the internet in introductory sessions for adults. Sessions can be for individuals or groups. All classes are run at the Hume Global Learning Centre and are conducted by trained volunteers. To register, please contact us on 9356 6999.
Accessible Playgrounds in Hume
Playgrounds provide wonderful opportunities for children to be physically active, interact with other children and learn skills such as cooperation, socialising and playing independently. Playgrounds with accessible equipment allow children with a disability to have fun and interact with other children. The eight accessible playgrounds in Hume are:
- Galaxyland Park Jacksons Hill, 1-25 Betula Terrace, Sunbury (Melway Ref 382 C9)
- Jack Roper Reserve, 217 Camp Road, Broadmeadows (Ref 7 B10)
- Melrose Drive Reserve, 300 Melrose Drive, Tullamarine (Ref 5 F10)
- Bulla Recreation Reserve, 5-17 Green Street, Bulla (Ref 177 B7)
- Craigieburn Gardens, 59 Craigieburn Road, Craigieburn (Ref 387 A9)
- Barrymore Road Reserve, 29 Barrymore Road, Greenvale (Ref 179 C12)
- Laura Douglas, King Street, Dallas (Melway Ref 7 C5)
- Apex Park, Sunbury Road, Sunbury (Melway Ref 382 G5)
Features include accessible swings and other play equipment, continuous pathways, accessible entries to playgrounds and parking close by. Many of the parks also have play equipment for a range of ages, and other recreation opportunities nearby such as ovals, half court basketball rings and tennis courts.