We understand how important it is to keep in touch with services, activities and people in your neighbourhood. That's why Hume City provides a large range of services that support people with disabilities; including comprehensive home support, community transport and mobility support, as well as 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
User os HACC services are rated according to Council's Priority of Access Policy. This ensures that the needs of the most at risk and most dependent in our community are met. Visit Eligibility and Assessment for further information about our Home and Community Care services.
The HACC program is jointly funded by the Commonwealth and State Governments.
The Hume HACC program funds services that are targeted towards frail, older people, people with disabilities and carers, and providing basic support and maintenance to people living at home whose capacity for independent living is at risk.
For further information, or to enquire about eligibility, please contact our Aged and Disability Services Intake Officer on 9205 2839.
Children with Additional Needs
Hume City Council's Preschool Field Officer 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
The Kids Kapers program provides a range of recreational activities for children 6 to 17 years of age, who have low to moderate care needs.
Activities are advertised via a quarterly program and places are allocated on the basis of individual needs and preference.
Kids Kapers activities are held on the second Saturday of every month between approximately 9am and 4 pm, depending on the outing. Children are collected from home, and parents are required to pick-up children at the end of the program from a central point in Sunbury, Craigieburn or Broadmeadows.
There is a cost for the program. Activities are usually paid for by the council and children are expected to bring their own lunches.
Kids Kapers endeavours to keep costs of the program to a minimum; however, families experiencing financial difficulty may receive assistance.
For further information, or to enquire about eligibility, please contact our Disability Services Intake Officer on 9205 2839.
Flashdancers Intellectual Disability Hip-Hop
Those with an intellectual disability are invited to join in our hip-hop dance classes. The class is based on hip-hop moves to music, but encourages exercise and socialisation. Classes are available for boys, girls, men and women of all ages.
For more information contact Leanne at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 0417 114 132.
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
Or 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
hume Libraries offer a free home library delivery service to those who are homebound or unable to visit the library due to illness, frailty or disability. 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, or to enquire about eligibility, contact Hume Libraries on 9356 6900 or visit the Hume Libraries website for more information.
Computer Training for People with Disabilities
Free computer training programs are offered at Hume Libraries and learning centres. These programs are designed to equip you with the basic skills to get you started using computers, computer applications and the internet.
Net.Help offers basic email and the internet in introductory sessions to adults. Sessions can be designed for individuals or groups. All classes are run at the Hume Global Learning Centre and are conducted by trained volunteers. To register, please contact Hume Libraries 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. There are eight accessible playgrounds in Hume:
- 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 have play equipment for a range of ages, and other recreation opportunities nearby such as ovals, half court basketball rings and tennis courts.