If you are a Pensioner and over 65 years of age you are eligible to access services (Home And Community Care) funded by the Federal Government and managed locally by “St Andrew’s Care”.
The Home And Community Care service run locally by St Andrew’s Care provides for the payment of up to the first $100 labour costs for a variety of services: electrician, plumber, locksmith, shower door repairs, appliance repairs, screen doors and awnings repairs and replacement, glass repairs, minor repairs to tile roofs, some basic tree lopping and other general around the home repairs (replace hinges, step repairs etc.).
All repairers have been fully authorised by St Andrew’s Care to ensure they are licensed in their field and have a reputation of being courteous and fully trust worthy to enter the homes of older residents.
The claimant is responsible for the cost of all parts and labour charges in excess of $100.
Ring Lorraine on (07)5492 6515 to confirm your eligibility and join the scheme. Lorraine will visit you at your home at a mutually convenient time to confirm your eligibility for the service, to explain what is available to you and to ‘sign you up’.
Imagine if you awake one morning and discover the fridge, dishwasher or washing machine isn’t working. Once you have been accepted into the scheme you contact St Andrew’s Care and an appliance repairer is dispatched to your home to check your item and provide an update on any repairs which may be required. The first $100 of labour costs are covered! Hopefully your appliance can be repaired for you ‘on the spot’.
The Federal Government provides this service to assist older residents from the need to climb ladders or attempt tasks which may lead them to fall or injure themselves. It also enables these people to live in a safe environment. It is designed as a ‘preventative’ service to assist older residents and is managed locally by St Andrew’s Care.
St Andrew’s Care also look after young disabled people. If folk are under 65 and on a disability pension, St Andrew’s Care can visit them to see if they are eligible as well. The young disabled are entitled to the same service as over 65’s on a pension. The only difference is this service for the disabled is funded by the State Government rather than the over 65’s program which is funded Federally.