KinCare currently have capacity to accept referrals throughout the Illawarra region for several service types available under Home and Community Care funding. To be eligible, the person must be aged 65 years or older (or 50 years and older if Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander) and living in the Illawarra region.

Wollongong, Shellharbour, Shoalhaven and Kiama LGA’s

  • HACC Domestic Assistance
  • HACC Social Support
  • HACC Respite
  • HACC Personal Care



KinCare were also recently successful in receiving Home Care Packages levels 1-4. For information on availability and/or waitlists please contact KinCare to discuss further.

Referrals can be made via:
P: 1300 733 510
F: 1300 74 520


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Illawarra Forum – New Staff

The Illawarra Forum is happy to welcome some new members into our team.

Alice Cole has taken on a new Project Officer role. Alice will be working with people living in social housing to promote healthy lifestyles.

David Robinson is the new HACC Multicultural Access Project Officer. David will be working with HACC services to ensure they are accessible and appropriate for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Kerri Webster is taking on a new role as Workforce Development Project Officer. Kerri will be working with HACC and Aged Care organisations to improve workforce attraction and retention, planning and development.

Sarah Gadd joins the Forum as the Resource and Development Officer. She will work on core Forum business of supporting and resourcing community organisations, fostering industry development and promoting social justice.

We are very proud to have such experienced and knowledgeable people joining our team who bring some wonderful skills and assets to the Forum, and to the industry we serve.


Collecting the Reality – Resource Kit

Date | Friday 19 September
Time | 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Where | The Assembly Hall, The Sebel Harbourside Kiama, 31 Shoalhaven Street, Kiama

We are excited to launch the recently developed resource kit for Home and Community Care organisations in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven.

This kit has been developed with the support of local organisations and most importantly the clients of these services. It is designed to assist organisations to fully implement the enablement approach into every day service delivery, offering clients more holistic, person centred and goal focused supports that aim to regain or maintain health and skills.

The image-rich booklet, aptly titled Along the Way celebrates the stories of a diverse range of clients and services in the region. Come along and join us in thanking those people for their support of this project and for sharing their stories and for helping us to ‘Collect the Reality’. This innovative set of resources includes:

  • A video brochure to help inform clients and carers about enablement and the person-centred approach;
  • A booklet featuring stories and images from local service providers and clients which demonstrates enablement in action;
  • Z cards targeted at practitioners to reinforce enablement principles and provide examples of good practice;
  • Reflection Cards. These cards can be used in a variety of ways by practitioners and supervisors to support supervision and encourage reflective practice in organisations;
  • Thankyou cards which supervisors and team leaders can issue to reinforce positive behaviours;
  • Post-it notes featuring images and statements which reinforce the enablement message.

To RSVP click here:

S&K Interagency Alert – 29 Jan 2013


Change Management Master Class April 2013

Return to work training March 2013

Community Care Planning Day

We have decided that it is time we celebrated our successes at the upcoming Community Care Planning Day! Usually Planning Days get so caught up with the issues, the gaps, the problems….well the Working Party has decided that this year we need to give ourselves a pat on the back!

So can you please send through to myself and Natalie ( a few lines about some great stuff that has happened in your organisation this year.

It might be:

  • New funding for a project
  • Growth funding for existing project
  • Recognition of your good work
  • An award
  • You got published
  • Presented at a conference
  •  Implemented practices to meet changing policy directions (person centred, enabling, etc)

Just some ideas to get you started….can we please have these back by mid next week (30 January…..are we really at the end of January already????) so that Natalie and I can collate the information and get started on our 2012 Brag Book!

Simone Stuart

NSW State HACC Development Officer

T: 4256 4333    M: 0419 749 623    F: 4256 4366

S&K Interagency Alert – 8 Nov

Asset Based Community Development

Last week we had a Walk n Talk through the Port Kembla Community. We were all quite amazed at the great projects PK Community Project has done with the community, including community gardens, a pizza oven, a coffee cart, restoration of natural bushland to name a few! To find out more follow this link to a short online presentation.  (may take a few minutes to load- but it’s worth it 😉

Seniors Week 2013 Shellharbour

Please see the following links for all the background information you will require to submit an activity or event for next years Seniors Week.

Invitation to participate – General

SW 2013 Project Information background

Project Information Form

If you need anything further, please do not hesitate to contact Kylie Gribble ph 4257 9036   or email

Food Security and the Future of Farming

…We need to talk about food security…
… and the future of farming…get involved in the discussion…
Join us to hear our extra special guest Speakers—Michael Croft from Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance and local food and farming pioneers. Enjoy local wine and hors d’oevres, and thrash out the burning issues with your friends and neighbours.

poster SF – discussion night 30th Nov