Assistance to access health and support services for people aged 18 and over who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, including nursing and diabetes help.

Health & Wellbeing Services

For people who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or living in shared accommodation

If you’re a senior, or aged under 65 and living with a disability, we can help you access a range of health and community care services including:

  • Assessment of your health and care needs
  • Getting to the doctor, dentist or other health appointments
  • Nursing care
  • Help around the home for those in accommodation
  • Help with tenancy issues
  • Training on budgeting, preparing meals and nutrition
  • Assistance to form community networks including social and work related
  • Referrals to drug & alcohol and mental health services
  • Help managing diabetes or other health problems
  • Self-care, including showering and dressing

Our services are designed to help you improve your health and independence, guiding you towards using mainstream services.

Referrals
We accept referrals by you or by others including family, community services or health professionals. Call us on 1800 Ozcare (1800 692 273) or use our online referral form.

Costs
These services are provided at no charge as part of the Australian Government’s Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) and the Queensland Government’s Community Care program. Find out more about costs & eligibility.


Homeless Outreach

Cairns, Toowoomba, Gold Coast, Ipswich

These services are available to you if you are:

  • You’re over 65 years of age (or over 50 years for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people)
  • OR under 65 with a disability or condition that restricts your day-to-day living
  • AND you live in the Cairns, Toowoomba, Ipswich, or Gold Coast regions
  • AND are currently homeless, or at risk of being homeless. This includes living in a park, temporary shelter, boarding house, caravan park or public housing

Resident Support Program

Townsville, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Toowoomba

These services are available to you if you are:

  • You’re over 65 years of age (or over 50 years for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people)
  • OR under 65 with a disability or condition that restricts your day-to-day living
  • AND you live in the Townsville, Toowoomba, Ipswich, or Gold Coast regions
  • AND are currently living in privately owned accommodation such as a boarding house, aged rental accommodation or hostel


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