COWRA NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE

 

COWRA HOME MODIFICATION and MAINTENANCE SERVICE

15 Vaux Street Cowra NSW2794

Phone: (02) 63411566 Fax: (02) 63411678 Email: hommod@westsev.net.au

Builder Lic No 196843 C

Who we are?

Home Modification and Maintenance Services (HMMS) are part of the HACC (Home and Community Care) Program, jointly funded by State and Federal Governments.

What is our aim?

We provide modification and some maintenance work for people who are frail aged, people with disabilities and their carers so they may live more independently in the community and remain in their homes longer. The major emphasis is on access, safety and independence.

Who is eligible?

You are eligible if you are:

A frail aged person or a carer of a frail aged person; or

A person with a disability who requires support and assistance; or

A person who cares for an adult or child with a disability.

What area do we cover?

Cowra Shire and parts of Weddin and Cabonne Shires.

What services do we provide?

HOME MODIFICATIONS

Minor Modifications as recommended by an Occupational Therapist may include:

       Supply and installation of grabrails

       Supply and installation of handrails

      Supply and installation of hand held showers

      Access modifications such as ramps, step wedges, easy steps and paths to suit individual needs

       Lever Taps

       Widen doorways

Minor Modifications as recommended by an Occupational Therapist may include:

       Access modifications such as ramps

       Bathroom modifications

       Kitchen modifications

       Safety modifications

HOME MAINTENANCE WORK RELATED TO SAFETY AND ACCESS

HMM provides some maintenance work relating specifically to safety and access. This may include:

       Carpentry ( windows, doors floors)

       Plumbing ( hotwater services, washers, taps, guttering repairs)

       Electrical ( fuses, light globes, power points, switches)

       External maintenance ( gates, cleaning gutters)

       Other basic maintenance. 

        Please note that this side of the service has limited funding contact the Service co-ordinator to discuss the details of how this side of the service operates.

COWRA HOME MODIFICATION and MAINTENANCE SERVICE “COMMUNITY HANDYMAN SERVICE”

15 Vaux Street Cowra NSW2794

Phone: (02) 63411566 Fax: (02) 63411678 Email: hommod@westsev.net.au

Builder Lic No 196843 C

 

This service is funded under The Home and Community Care Program with the aim of keeping people in their own home, independent and safe.

Who is able to receive this assistance

· those in the community who are frail-aged

. the young and elderly who have disabilities

. carers of both the frail-aged and those with disabilities

. what type of work can be done

· monthly lawn mowing

· spring/autumn rubbish removal (client to pay tip fee if required)

· changing of tap washers, light bulbs, smoke alarm batteries

. installation of bolts and/or changing locks

· fixing of security screen doors and fly screens

. securing unsafe flooring

· cleaning and fixing gutters over doorways

· moving and repairing clotheslines

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