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Social Support Programs

Do you want to get more active and social ?

DPV Health Social Groups supports people to stay healthy, active and connected with their community through meaningful activities.

The social support program provides a centre and community based mix of programs in groups based at DPV Health centres, Our clients participate in a wide variety of activities that are both practical and enjoyable, including community outings, our popular Morning Melodies, chair-based exercises, mosaics, living skills support, art and craft, gardening, Keeping Your Mind Healthy, our programs are developed with our clients.

All activities are designed to foster personal growth, enhance wellbeing and create social opportunities.

A door-to-door service, transporting clients to and from group outings and centre-based activities. The program offers weekly outings and activities to individuals and groups.

The programs include the following activities:

Day outings

We transport our clients to and from home, to designated activities including morning tea gatherings, participation in group music and dancing, and skills-and-craft making workshops.

Overnight stay

There are opportunities throughout the year for getaways to destinations like Gippsland, Ballarat, Daylesford and other interesting attractions

Centre-based groups

In groups based at DPV Health centres, our clients participate in a wide variety of activities that are both practical and enjoyable, including community outings, our popular Morning Melodies, chair-based exercises, mosaics, living skills support, art and craft, gardening, Keeping Your Mind Healthy, and some activity ideas suggested by our clients. All activities are designed to foster personal growth and enhance wellbeing.

All activities are specialised to meet the particular needs of each individual, and all of our Social Support Programs are led by qualified and caring support staff.

At DPV Health, we share a vision of health, wellbeing and quality of life in a community which is empowered, has opportunities, is caring and works together.

The Social Support programs programs are funded through the Commonwealth Home Support Scheme, CHSP, HACC and NDIS.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Live in the city of Hume, Moreland and Whittlesea
  • If Over 65 years, (50 years and over if Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander) register with My Aged Care – 1800 200 422
  • Have a diagnosed mild disability & 18 years or older
  • Have an NDIS Plan
  • Eligible for HACC funding
  • Feel isolated and or lonely
  • Aged 18 years and older
  • People who live in the Hume and Whittlesea Local Government areas

To be eligible for the NDIS you must:

  • Have a permanent and significant disability or a developmental delay
  • Be an Australian citizen, or hold a permanent visa or a Protected Special Category visa
  • Be under 65 years of age
  • Need support from a person or equipment to do everyday activities

If you want to be part of the NDIS, you must first meet the access requirements of the NDIS.

You can contact the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) on 1800 800 110 if you have any questions about access to the NDIS.

When you have gained access to the NDIS, the NDIA or one of their partner organisations will work with you to develop your first plan.

If you don’t meet the requirements, find out what you can do if you’re not eligible for the NDIS.

Each year, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) reviews the prices of NDIS supports. As stated in our Service Agreement, DPV Health adjusts prices in line with these pricing reviews.

Please note that the NDIA also increases the funds available in each participant’s NDIS plan if the prices of their supports have changed. This ensures that the same number of hours are available for participants to use.

For current information on NDIS support prices, please see the NDIS Price guides and pricing

If you have any questions, please contact our NDIS Engagement Officers at NDIS@DPVHealth.org.au .

The types of supports that the NDIS may fund for participants include:

  • Daily personal activities
  • Transport to enable participation in community, social, economic and daily life activities
  • Workplace help to allow a participant to successfully find or keep employment in the open or supported labour market
  • Therapeutic supports including behaviour support
  • Help with household tasks to allow the participant to maintain their home environment
  • Help to a participant by skilled personnel in aids or equipment assessment, set up and training
  • Home modification design and construction
  • Mobility equipment, and
  • Vehicle modifications.

There are some kinds of supports that will not be funded or provided by the NDIS
The NDIS Act and the rules made under the NDIS Act also tell us which supports will not be funded by the NDIS.

The NDIS cannot fund a support that is:

  • the responsibility of another government system or community service
  • not related to a person’s disability
  • relates to day-to-day living costs that are not related to a participant’s support needs, or
  • is likely to cause harm to the participant or pose a risk to others.

Find more information on types of funded supports here: https://www.ndis.gov.au/

For a referral to these services, please contact MY AGED CARE on 1800 200 422 and ask to be referred to the DPV Health Social Support Groups. To speak about Flexible Respite opportunities through the Commonwealth Health Support Program, please call 8301 6704 or 1300 234 263
Interpreters are available, if required.

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