Department of Human Services

Overview

Home and Community Care (HACC) is a 35-year-old legacy program that currently funds a range of services across South Australia to support people under 65 years who live with a functional disability. The program’s original purpose was to provide low level support to help individuals avoid living in care facilities and to remain in their homes.

The introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), My Aged Care and the National Carer Gateway has resulted in a large number of HACC clients transferring to national care, prompting a review of the role and scope of HACC.

The review revealed a range of key considerations for the development of a new program, including a service gap for people who are not eligible for federal disability programs, as well as the greatest common risk factor: social isolation and disconnection from services and communities.

Page last updated : 02 Nov 2020

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