Mildura Rural City Council will transition out of delivering Aged and Disability home support services, with the intention for this process to be completed by June 2023.
Councillors formalised the decision at its May 2022 Ordinary Council Meeting, following a three-month consultation period with staff, clients and the wider community, and significant age care industry reforms.
There will be NO IMMEDIATE CHANGE to service delivery between now and mid-2023 when the Support at Home program is expected to begin, with Council committed to seeing out its existing contracts until a transition plan has been developed and implemented.
Council will work closely with the State and Commonwealth Governments to ensure a smooth transition for clients.
More information regarding this process will be communicated as soon as possible.
Preliminary information from the Commonwealth indicates agencies will register as providers of Support at Home in a similar way agencies can register as a National Disability Insurance Scheme provider.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Why is Council exiting aged care service delivery?
- When will Council cease offering Aged Care Services?
- Will there be any changes to services between now and when Council plans to exit service delivery?
- Why is this decision in the best interests of the community?
- What are Council’s next steps?
- What can clients expect now that Council is exiting the service?
- What is Council’s future role for older people?
- Are other Victorian Councils exiting aged care?
- Will there be help available for clients to transition to the new Support at Home program?