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Community care for Gannawarra continues

By Riverine Herald

GANNAWARRA Shire Council is continuing to provide its important Community Care services to residents during the current coronavirus pandemic.

Staff provide more than 24,000 hours of care to residents through the Commonwealth Home Support Program, Home and Community Care Program for Younger People, National Disability Insurance Scheme and Veterans Home Care.

“Services offered by council’s Community Care staff include domestic care, personal care, meal delivery and property maintenance, just to name a few,” Mayor Lorraine Learmonth said.

“These services mean older residents and people with disability can be supported to continue to enjoy living in their own homes in the community.”

Residents receiving any services provided by council’s Community Care team are asked to phone 5450 9333 if their health circumstances change. This includes:

● If you are feeling unwell;

● If anyone in your home is feeling unwell; and

● If you, or anyone else in your home, is recommended to self-isolate.

“People will continue to receive these services if they are feeling unwell, but our staff need to be aware and prepared,” Cr Learmonth said.

For more information regarding coronavirus and council’s efforts, visit gsc.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

Residents who are concerned about coronavirus are encouraged to phone the coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398 or visit vic.gov.au/coronavirus