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Home care and support

What is Home and Community Care (HACC)

The HACC Program is a joint Commonwealth and State/Territory program providing funding and assistance for Australians in need. The overall objective of HACC is to provide funding for services which support people who live at home and whose capacity for independent living is at risk or who are at risk of premature or inappropriate admission to long term residential care.

To find out if you are eligible for funding, you will need to contact the Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centre on 1800 052 222 or find more information online at Carers NSW website.

Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centre Mid North Coast can advise you on the health and community services on the Mid North Coast that help people live independently in their own homes.

Home Care Service of NSW Lower Mid North Coast Branch

The Home Care Service of NSW helps people with a disability, older people and their carers to live independently in their own homes. Services include domestic assistance, personal and respite care. For more information phone 1300 881 144 or (02) 6589 3600. 

Meals on Wheels

Meals are delivered to your home 5 days a week by volunteers. Special diets and weekend meals are also catered for. Other Food Services also provided are grocery shopping assistance, meal vouchers, social outings and nutrition information. Phone your local office for more information.

Port Macquarie: (02) 6584 1463
Wauchope: (02) 6585 2386
Laurieton: (02) 6559 8883

Hastings Respite Care Centers

Provides centre based respite care which focuses on people living with dementia and memory loss in the Hastings area. Phone your local office for more information or email

Sherwood Park: (02) 6584 4514
Greenmeadows: (02) 65840074
Wauchope: (02) 6585 2811
Laurieton: (02) 6559 9003 

Home Nursing Group

The Home Nursing Group aims to assist people to stay in their homes and remain independent for as long as possible. They provide many services including Domestic Assistance, Personal care, Social Support and Respite. The Home Nursing Group cover the Port Macquarie, Laurieton, Lake Cathie, Wauchope, Kempsey and surrounding areas. Phone: 1300 698 693 for more information.

Family Based Respite

Establishes and supports regular short term time limited respite breaks for ages 0-65 for people they care for with a disability pending on funding availability, using trained support workers or volunteers for community access, group activities and/or one on one support.

Respite Support Service

Provides support to Carers needing information  or assistance with organising respite. Provides short-term, planned or emergency respite.

Leisure Link

Social support aims to integrate people with a disability ages 12-65 into the community through involvement in group local leisure, recreational activities & trips away. Using support workers and volunteers.

Hastings Valley Community Options Projects (HVCOPS)

We aim to assist frail aged people, people with a disability and/or their carers who require case management of 2 or more services. For more information, phone (02) 6588 2840.

Alzheimer's Australia NSW

Dementia & Community Memory Center. Provides information, education and support for carers and people living with memory loss. For more information, phone (02) 6584 7444 or 1300 791 751

National Dementia Helpline - 1800 100 500

Hastings Home Modification & Maintenance

Providing home modification, maintenance and lawn mowing services to improve independence, safety and access in and around the home. Minor services include rails, hand held showers, lever taps, minor plumbing, electrical, carpentry and yard maintenance and a regular lawn mowing service. Major services include ramps, step modifications, and complete bathroom and kitchen modifications. Subsidies are available for people who are frail aged, people with disabilities and their carers.

For more information phone (02) 6581 3390, email or visit

Hastings/Macleay Community Transport

Provides transport services for people having difficulty using public transport. Project/volunteer cars & mini buses are available for hospital/medical appointments, shopping, library and social/recreational outings. For more information phone (02) 6583 8644 or email

Hastings Valley Neighbourhood Aid

Services include social support for shopping, errands, appointments and outings. Home and hospital visits, Tai Chi for arthritis, easy care gardening and small group social outings, information and referral. For more information phone (02) 6584 5295 or email:


Support Services and Groups

Information & Neighbourhood Centres

Port Macquarie (02) 6584 1914
Wauchope (02) 6586 4055
Camden Haven (02) 6559 5676

Social Seniors and Friends

Port Macquarie             
0400 088761  (Mon & Wed)  
Wauchope 0408 658342
Laurieton (02) 6559 9003 (Tue & Thur)

Community Health Nursing Services

Port Macquarie (02) 6588 2882
Wauchope (02) 6585 1133
Laurieton (02) 6559 9003

Wesley Mission Social Support

Will help you make new friends, meet people from your local area, join a group, or go on a short trip. To find out more about this service visit or telephone 1800 559 848.

Translating & Interpreting Services (TIS)

Phone: 131 450

This page was last updated on: 17 January 2017