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Community Independence Program

About the Community Independence Program

The Community Independence Program is a contemporary service designed specifically to meet the individual needs of people with disability and their families in the City of Gosnells community. The service is made possible through Home and Community Care (HACC) funding.

What does the Community Independence Program provide?

The program aims to 

  • decrease loneliness and isolation
  • enhance wellbeing and overall health
  • enhance skills to live independently
  • provide employment/volunteering skills and opportunities
  • reduce carer stress during transition periods i.e. school to work and home to independent living and with plans for the future.


People eligible to access this program would have a disability as defined by the Disability Services Commission that is physical, intellectual, cognitive, neurological or sensory and

  • be eligible to receive HACC services
  • be aged between 16 and 65 years
  • live at home with family or an unpaid carer, or independently with unpaid care
  • live within the City of Gosnells.

How can clients and carers access this program?

Referrals to the program will be accepted from the Regional Assessment Service (RAS). Referrals will be accepted from the Disability Services Commission, Local Area Coordination (DSC, LAC), other service providers, and through self referrals however the person will then be required to undergo a RAS assessment to determine HACC eligibility.

On referral, and where the program has space available, staff will contact the referred carer/client to arrange a meeting, and together a suitable service package will be developed. When no space is available, clients will be placed on a wait list and informed of the estimated wait time.

For more information please contact the Disability Services Coordinator on 9391 6030, or email

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