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Community Independence Program

About the Community Independence Program

The Community Independence Program is designed to meet the individual needs of adults with disability aged from 16 years and their families in the City of Gosnells. This program is funded by the WA Health Department Home and Community Care (HACC) Program.

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 Department of Communities, Disability Services 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 Department of Communities, Disability Services Local Coordinators, other service providers and through self-referrals however the person will then be required to undergo a RAS assessment to determine HACC eligibility.

The RAS can be contacted on 1300 462 758 to ask to be referred to the program.

On referral, and where the program has space available, staff will contact the referred carer/client to arrange a meeting, and together to determine which services  are suitable for the individual. 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 Coordinator Seniors & Disability Services on 9391 6030, or email amc@gosnells.wa.gov.au.

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