Aged and Disability

Council supports the Home and Community Care Centre (HACC) in Harold Street – just along from Town Hall. A true one stop shop for community services. The HACC is funded by Commonwealth and State Governments and administered by the NSW Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care (DADHC). The purpose of the program is to allow people to live at home safely and independently for as long as possible and to avoid inappropriate admissions to residential care.

The HACC program services include:

  • Home modification
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Home Care
  • Neighbour Aid
  • Community Transport
  • Community Options
  • Respite
  • Some Community Nursing services.

Who is eligible for Home and Community Care Services?

You are eligible for HACC Services if you are a frail aged person, a person with a moderate to severe permanent disability or a Carer.

Forbes Home and Community Care Centre

The Forbes Home and Community Care Centre was purchased in 1999 with joint funding from the DADHC and the Forbes Shire Council. The Centre provides office accommodation for services in the HACC program as well as for related visiting services. The services in the Centre are managed by separate local management committees or by area branch managers. The Centre also has a meeting room available for use by community services and groups at a nominal fee. The Home and Community Care Centre is located at 7 Harold Street, Forbes.

Contact Details

Home Modification and Maintenance Service
Phone: 02 6852 4388

Meals on Wheels
Phone: 02 6851 4204

Neighbourhood Central
Phone: 02 6851 4550

Australian Unity
Phone: 1300 295 815